Persian Lime

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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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  • “This was a sample from *momo*! I am making most of this iced but I wanted to have the first cup hot just to see how it changes in flavor from hot to cold. It certainly *_smells_* like it would...” Read full tasting note
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  • “When I opened this to take out some to give to JoonSusanna, it just made the entire room smell like a key lime pie. And it lingered. And finally today I couldn't handle it anymore. Warm day? I need...” Read full tasting note
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From Teas Etc

Think black tea with a splash of limeade and you have Persian Lime black tea.

The addition of persian lime to our full bodied Nilgiri black tea imparts a zesty brew in the cup. Great hot or over ice.

Ingredients: Black tea, lime peel, natural flavor

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Direct trade quality loose leaf tea for more than a decade. World Tea Championship winners in 2008 & 2009. USDA Certified Organic. Based in US with buying office in China.

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This was a sample from momo!

I am making most of this iced but I wanted to have the first cup hot just to see how it changes in flavor from hot to cold. It certainly smells like it would be the perfect iced tea ever, with a strong citrus/lime note immediately upon sticking your nose near the bag. My favorite mexican restaurant actually uses limes instead of lemons in their iced tea so that’s another reason I’m kind of excited to try it – I know from experience I prefer the lime over lemon addition.

Lots of leaf fragments in the last 1.5 tsp. I’m using for the hot cup – probably just from transit more than anything but there are tons of leaf crumbs floating in my tea, which, boo. :( It doesn’t bother me to drink it, I just don’t like seeing the tea all muddled. It’s a gorgeous mahogany color otherwise with the same limey smell. I bet this would taste like a mojito with some spearmint…. and it’s a black tea base to boot, which most mojito blend teas aren’t. Grr for thinking of this too late!

But OH MAN I’m not even complaining. This is pretty darn good hot – like I said, it definitely reminds me of that lime iced tea I’ve had before. The lime tastes perfectly natural and the black tea is smooth and strong, not bitter in the least. I’ll put just a tad bit of sugar in it when iced (like, 1/4 cup to a gallon, so less than a tsp. overall) but this has made me very happy indeed. I haven’t ordered from Teas Etc before but depending on how fast I go through this gallon that may be changing soon!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec
momo

I need to try this soon, maybe tonight, I am doing mango vodka tea cocktail experiments and mango lime is always a winner…I still can’t get over being sent a POUND OF TEA

JoonSusanna

I never did get the story on this – so you were sent a pound of this tea?? Did you win a contest? The iced tea itself is pretty tasty – I’m kicking myself that I made the whole darn gallon and didn’t think about adding the Upton spearmint blend that was STARING at me the whole time.

Mango lime sounds awesome – are you using a mango tea for that?

LadyGray

I’m confused about the name though… Why on earth is it called persian?!

JoonSusanna

LadyGray – I really don’t know, unless maybe it’s specific to a species of lime? There didn’t seem to be any more info on their website about it, unfortunately. :/

momo

The vodka’s mango flavored but it honestly didn’t add anything when I tried it in lemonade, so I think when I do it I’ll add the mango tea I was using: http://steepster.com/teas/steep-city-teas/34759-miami-mango

Got it from a tea exchange…it took ages to finally get it so to get a pound of something was rather…overwhelming haha. I’m also going to borrow your spearmint idea.

Persian lime is just a more specific way of referring to limes (they’re also called Tahiti limes or I guess some places even just call them Mexican limes). They’re usually the ones in the grocery store. I’m guessing they went with it because it’s boring to just call it lime.

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1212 tasting notes

When I opened this to take out some to give to JoonSusanna, it just made the entire room smell like a key lime pie. And it lingered. And finally today I couldn’t handle it anymore. Warm day? I need iced tea.

It smelled amazing again while it was brewing. I find it pretty cool they use a Nilgiri base for this.

I decided I had to have it iced, and at first it was WAY too strong, I think that was a product of the lime peel rather than the tea. Once the ice diluted it and I added a bit of agave it was really good.

I don’t think there are that many lime teas out there, but there doesn’t need to be any competition for this one. It’s awesome. It tastes just like lime with no weird aftertaste.

I may have to make a pitcher + spearmint for tomorrow, I believe it is another 80+ day :D

JoonSusanna

Yeah you definitely have to let me know what the spearmint does – even though on its own this is pretty fabulous iced!

momo

I will! And if you ever want more just let me know, it will take me ages to get through this bag.

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