Lime Blossom

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Not available
Flavors
Floral, Wood
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Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Edit tea info Last updated by derk
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 15 sec 11 oz / 315 ml

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  • “This is a really interesting tea, a very unique flavour. It does have a very subtle flavour, and the lime is also very subtle, not sour. It’s delicately floral, with a bit of a woody taste....” Read full tasting note
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  • “Wow, this is something totally different and my first Dammann Freres. My favorite florals in teas are citrus blossoms – orange, pomelo and lemon – but they’ve only been mixed in with true teas in...” Read full tasting note
    97
  • “I need to start working on some of the tea bags that i’ve picked up via swaps, travelling tea boxes, MissB and my travels. This is one from my recent trip that i grabbed from the hotel room. Gotta...” Read full tasting note
    62

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The selected lime blossom comes directly from the Carpentras region. Its floral and woody aroma evokes under-groth and its refined flavour demonstrates its force as it catches the tongue with a delicate harshness. This is a mild and calming herbal tea.

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This is a really interesting tea, a very unique flavour. It does have a very subtle flavour, and the lime is also very subtle, not sour. It’s delicately floral, with a bit of a woody taste. Probably not a tea I would go out of my way to buy, but it was nice to try once.

Flavors: Floral, Wood

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Wow, this is something totally different and my first Dammann Freres. My favorite florals in teas are citrus blossoms – orange, pomelo and lemon – but they’ve only been mixed in with true teas in small amounts or used in scenting.

I’m not sure what else is in the bag, possibly lime leaf? I was initially put off by the smell of the bag with its strong perfumey aroma but I went through with an infusion. It turns out the brewed tea smells incredibly of floral perfume, not fake and sickening but nevertheless intense in its own way. It is absolutely intoxicating. The taste is light and smooth, a tinge woody and tart but it is mostly dominated by the retronasal activity of the heady and floral lime blossom.

I’ve never been to a spa, but I’ve read about Cameron B mentioning a tisane as being a ‘spa blend.’ This lime blossom tisane seems like one such a place would serve. It’s heady yet light and relaxing and would best be kept a rare treat, at least for me.

Edit: bumped up the rating a little. Wanted to add that I do think tasting this would be a polarizing experience.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML
Mastress Alita

Yaaa… that does not sound like something I could handle, heh.

derk

Hey everybody, this isn’t a citrus blossom. I did some reading: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tilia and found this is the flower of a temperate tree species in the genus Tilia which contains other species commonly known as lime, linden or basswood depending upon the locale in Europe or the States. The scent of the flower is evocative of a citrus blossom to me (perhaps wishful thinking?). Still an incredible experience.

Chelsey DuBois

Great review!! I’ve got to try this!

ashmanra

I had a tea once with tilia and now I can’t remember which it was. Probably something from Dammann or Gurman’s.

derk

I was browsing earlier through Dammann Frères’ website and saw several of their herbal tisanes contain these flowers. Some of those tisanes went into a wishlist.

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I need to start working on some of the tea bags that i’ve picked up via swaps, travelling tea boxes, MissB and my travels. This is one from my recent trip that i grabbed from the hotel room. Gotta love random DF tea bags every day :)

This likely would have been one that i might have thought about picking up and i’m glad that i didn’t. this is less lime and more “woody” than anything. Nice that it’s a herbal but in the grand scheme of things if the tea has the word LIME in the name of it, i expect full on lime flavour…even from a fancy french tea :)

Final Count: 129 (+various tea bags)

cteresa

Not sure which lime you meant. Lime is such a confusing term in English. In French this is tilleul, and lime the citrus is citron vert or some thing like that.

You probably meant precisely the non citrus lime but just mentioning it just in case. Lime blossom is crazily floral IMO when they bloom end of spring it is amazing a tree perfumes a whole block. But the tea never quite gets that. It is a proverbial calming tea.

Sil

that makes a LOT more sense :)

cteresa

Lime trees, linden trees, tillia cordata, not citrus something. Linden is a very traditional tisane in Europe.

Also randomly connected, in french bourbon when applied to food means vanilla, not whiskey!

Sil

Bourbon i was aware of, but the lime is new to me. nice to learn things!

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