Linden (Tilleul)

Tea type
Herbal Tea
Ingredients
Linden Flower
Flavors
Dill, Floral, Musty
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Sachet
Caffeine
Caffeine Free
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Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by sherapop
Average preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec 2 g 8 oz / 251 ml

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  • “http://instagram.com/p/w-VQPIxh_8/ Got a sample sachet from the lovely miss CameronB :) The liquor smells amazing! Beautiful flowers but not perfumey. Reminds me of something I’ve smelled before...” Read full tasting note
  • “This is a single tea bag sample that I got with my Kusmi Tea order today. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this one is a muslin sachet (I was disappointed that the first...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I received a couple of sample sachets of Kusmi Linden (Tilleul) a while back, and since I’ve been imbibing a lot of flower juice of late (jasmine, rose, chamomile, lavender, etc.), I thought that...” Read full tasting note
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The Linden, or Lime tree, has been cultivated in Europe for countless generations. Useful in numerous capacities, its wood is used by cabinet makers, its fruit as a coffee substitute, its bark to treat burns and liver ailments, its leaves in salads, and its blossoms as herbal tea.

Harvested just before the flowers fully open, the Linden blossom has soothing properties and helps ward off colds.

A subtle and calming herbal tea that will help you sleep easy.

Main flavor: Subtle flavour

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Got a sample sachet from the lovely miss CameronB :)

The liquor smells amazing! Beautiful flowers but not perfumey. Reminds me of something I’ve smelled before but can’t put my finger on. Anyway, it doesn’t taste like much. Doesn’t taste bad or anything, but I just don’t taste much at all. Very mild floral I guess. shrug

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This is a single tea bag sample that I got with my Kusmi Tea order today. When I opened it, I was pleasantly surprised to see that this one is a muslin sachet (I was disappointed that the first sample I tried was not). It’s amazing to me to look at the craftsmanship of it – I mean, it’s most likely done by machine like most things are nowadays, but it is very cool nonetheless. The string is actually a length of a sort of looped/stitched thread and then the tag is actually stitched to it, which I find amazing. There are zero staples or glue in its construction. Smelling it, I catch a vague musty floral scent not that dissimilar to a chamomile. There is also a hint of herbal scent.

The brew has a light, musty floral scent, but at the forefront is a strong aroma of dill. Upon tasting it, I found that it tastes pretty similar to a chamomile tea, but it has a quite prominent dill note. I have never encountered this in a tea before, and I must say I quite enjoy it. I added a small amount of sugar, otherwise I feel this could have passed as a savory tea.

While this certainly isn’t my favorite tea, I find it very interesting and I really appreciate the chance to try such a unique taste. Thanks, Kusmi!

Flavors: Dill, Floral, Musty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I received a couple of sample sachets of Kusmi Linden (Tilleul) a while back, and since I’ve been imbibing a lot of flower juice of late (jasmine, rose, chamomile, lavender, etc.), I thought that I’d try this one. I love linden blossom in perfume, but did not really know what to expect from an infusion.

My initial impression upon opening up the hermetically sealed envelope to find a cotton-stitched muslin cloth (not silken) sachet was that it smelled rather like vinegar. It even reminded me a bit of pickles!

After more than five minutes of infusion (6? 7? 8?), the liquor was orangeish gold. The flavor, happily was not vinegarlike, but I’m at a loss as to how to describe the taste. Perhaps that is why Kusmi describes their Tilleul only as “subtle”.

I wouldn’t say that it was necessarily floral. My only lasting impression was that it seemed healthy, which is not to say that it tasted bad, but it definitely gave me the feeling of having consumed a functional tea. It does not really taste like anything familiar to me.

Hopefully I’ll sleep well tonight!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 2 g 9 OZ / 266 ML
Cameron B.

I just tried this and I was thinking, “This tastes like… dill… Am I crazy?” So glad to see that I’m not, although I wouldn’t go so far as to compare it to pickles. :D

sherapop

It is distinctive, I’ll give it that, Cameron B! I have a perfume (L’eau de Lalique) which has a strong dillweed note. Also bizarre! Just not what we are used to…

Cameron B.

Yeah it is quite unusual, but I was happy that I got to try it and I actually liked it fine. :P

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