Lime Bang

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185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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  • “A quick note: I brewed this last night at 80 degrees (and I know this because of my variable temp kettle!) and this was a totally different cuppa tea. I got the green tea very bold in the...” Read full tasting note
  • “Thanks to Janelle for sending me a sample of this tea! It’s pretty darn tasty! The main flavour I’m getting is lime (shocking), kind of like that from Lime Gelato, complete with creaminess. I’m not...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea was SPECTACULAR! I really liked it, it had a lime (reminded me of 7-up soda) twist to a quality green tea to begin with. The tea is just straight up a solid green, with exactly what it...” Read full tasting note
  • “This tea tastes a lot like lime. Which does make sense as it is called lime bang. Have to say, that it smells great, kind of a kumquat smell It has a really strong lime taste, that really hits...” Read full tasting note


This feisty gunpowder green tea is blended with lime peel, apples, pineapple and natural fruit essence. It’s delicious hot or cold, and even more delicious as a martini. To impress your date, add four teaspoons of Lime Bang leaves to two cups of gin and let it infuse for two hours. Then shake with ice and serve. Stir in a little agave sugar if you want a smoother bang. Garnish with mint or lime peel.

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570 tasting notes

Tried this in-store today. I still think they boil the water too hot so the green got a little scalded, but otherwise it was tasty! The lime taste is not as bold as the smell – I was expecting to be hit in the mouth with limeade and totally wasn’t. A smooth, earthy drink with a lime tang that isn’t too sweet. Leaves a lingering aftertaste that reminds me of summer and carnivals, but I can’t quite put my finger on exact what it is. May pick up a bag of this, I haven’t quite decided.

Saved the bag, so I think I’ll go for another steep.

205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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Again, it’s one of those fruity greens I like. Not as sweet as some, it’s a very rounded flavour, with the lime, pineapple and apple not as sweet as you would think. The green underneath is nice and smooth, and it’s never been bitter. A very pleasant tea.

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253 tasting notes

Drank this one this morning in my new glass mug… This mug lets the tea float around, and has an infused at the top so you don’t drink the leaves. This tea is so pretty to look at!! It also tastes amazing, like a key-lime pie :)

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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28 tasting notes

I was so excited to try this tea, followed the instructions exactly and it tasted like…water. Or really weak green tea. I admit I only tried it hot but I’m not too excited to try the iced version. Very disappointing:(

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Maxime-Daniel Friðrikson

Do ya really know to brew your tea? Because this one is really far from a tea that taste like… Water… I can help you if you need information.

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210 tasting notes

Not as nice as the Lime Gelato

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18 tasting notes

I find the lime really subtle, in this super smokey mix. I like icing it, and then adding milk to it like a pseudo-latte.

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4 tasting notes

When I first smelled this tea, I loved it. I bought 50g of it. Upon brewing, it still smells great, but something is off. It tastes almost smokey or burnt, maybe from overroasting? It puts me off, especially if I let it steep for more than 4 minutes. I’ve tried different combinations of water temperatures and steep times, but I can’t find anything that makes it too appealing when consumed hot. When it cools down, however, I find it tastes much better. There also seems to be a lot of dust and bits coming off this tea compared to others in my collection. Anyhow, I’ll finish the bag I have, but won’t buy again!

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132 tasting notes

i’m sad this tea got discontinued, replaced by Lime Gelato (a worthy contender, but…), not before i ordered a tin online, silently rejoicing as it had been popping off and on the website for a few weeks before it was gone for good. i know it’s just the idea of gunpowder over ‘regular’ green tea that makes me love it so much more (i’m a sucker for pretty packaging/great names), but this is definitely a tea to savour. an excellent green tea flavour with those hints of apple and lime. perfect for my tastes! and good for a re-steep, or two if i’m lucky.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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31 tasting notes

The loose leaf tea in the bag smells like those little multicoloured marshmallows you can buy at the grocery store! So yummy, and the tea itself has a similar taste. I doesn’t taste like the marshmallows however the subtle hint of lime makes it quite enjoyable.

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