Leaf Type: Black
Where to Buy: Culinary Teas
What do you think of when you taste a Key Lime? Waves breaking along the coastline of southern Florida? Lazy summer days? Bright sunshine? The limes grown in the Florida Keys are one of the world’s best loved, and sweetest citrus fruits. When used as a garnish the juice of the Key Lime will brighten any dish or dessert. It goes without saying that this is a truly great dessert tea. Brew a pot, sit back and think sunshine. Or, brew a pitcher for iced tea and be in the sunshine!
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This is a really delightful tea to be drinking on a day like this. The weather is cold and drizzly outside but inside, I’m sitting here, curled up with a hot cup of this Key Lime Tea from Culinary Teas and it’s like a taste of summertime in my teacup. The flavor of the lime is bright and refreshing.
The black tea base is a Ceylon tea. It’s very much what I’d expect from a good quality Ceylon tea: smooth, mild tasting, even tempered. It isn’t an overly aggressive tasting tea and it isn’t too astringent. It’s pleasant and medium-bodied.
It’s a good base for the tart flavor of lime. I like that the lime is strong here without being overwhelming. And I also appreciate that it’s not abundantly tart. It’s tart enough to tell you that this is a lime flavored tea, but not so tart that I’m puckering as I sip.
Served hot, this tea makes a really nice afternoon tea. But this tea really shines as it cools, I found that the Key Lime notes really popped once it cooled. This would make a stunning iced tea!