I always feel apprehensive of edging my little ‘tea rating’ circle to the 100 percent spot on the meter, but this tea deserves little else. Lime Fizz is an herbal tea, first of all. It’s available at a little place called the Tea Haus in the London farmer’s market and it consists of herbal tea leaves, dried lime rinds and peppercorns, as well as some other things I can’t recall.
As for the name of the tea, they have a very particular way of putting the ‘fizz’ in. Teas are not meant to be carbonated, at least I think so… so instead of adding sparkling water or anything of the sort, they simulated the ‘fizz’ through adding ginger and pepper. The crackling sensation of the ‘hot’ in this tea gives the illusion and tingle of it having bubbles, and the extra peck of ginger adds that ‘je ne c’est quoi’. Clever!
The steep time is a bit high at eight minutes, but it’s certainly worth the wait!