Dry Desert Lime™ - Organic - Fair Trade

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Brand:Numi Organic Tea
Style:Fruit (Herbal) Tea
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Region:?????
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Dry Desert Lime™

This tea's info last updated: Dec. 15, 2013

Commercial Description

Traditionally harvested and dried in the hot desert sun, this rare Arabian dried lime has been drunk for centuries. It has a distinct, tart citrus flavor and is an oasis of health.

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Reviewer pic55 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
(30 reviews) on

This tea is really strange! It basically just tastes like sour lime water. It’s not bad but it’s definitely not my preference when it comes to herbal teas. This would be a good tea for someone who loves sour/limes or if you want to make and iced tea with sugar to be like limeade. It tastes good for what it is but u probably won’t get this again since it’s just not my thing.
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Reviewer pic65 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(3 reviews) on

This is not true tea (Camellia sinensis) although it is an interesting beverage. Very sour. I've also used it as ingredient in some exotic recipes calling from dried lime. It's an interesting experience but definitely not a daily drinker!
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Reviewer pic77 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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When I lived in South Florida, I got to know and love fresh key limes, and still wolf down key lime pie when it is made the right way. Lime is one of my favorite fruit flavors, and the best among citruses to me. In fact, I often add lime juice to plain black teas.

Given that background, in hauling this out of a Numi variety pack, I thought a tea made exclusively from dried lime parts would taste great otherwise, but too sour. It smelled outstanding in the dry bag and brewed up a murky tan color, with some finely powdered sediment at the bottom. The lime flavor is naturally potent, powerful and unpretentious, as I like. Some sourness came through in the taste, probably offset by the sweeteners I usually add to tea anyway. This made it taste like a highly concentrated, non-carbonated version of Diet 7Up or a Florida fruit-stand's limeade, but with one unexpected addition: pronounced bitterness. That caught me off-guard. Maybe the Arabian limes used to make this drink are supposed to be bitter, or that aspect comes from the rind peelings used. I typically use juice, not rinds, from limes.

Still, the flavor is not quite so bitter as to make it revolting, and I probably could learn to like this beverage a lot. I let the cup cool down and will warn that it is better hot than cold, getting more bitter as it sits.
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Reviewer pic87 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
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Better hot than iced, this tea is unique and has an amazing aroma that brings a little summer into even the coldest days. Absolutely my favorite tea.
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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I normally am not a fan of sour teas but I like this one...it's tart but not too much so. It's also pleasantly bitter and very aromatic. I agree with Anne's comments that this cuts through sweet and heavier foods. Oddly refreshing!
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Reviewer pic57 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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This is a very strange tea, strong and sour. I almost dislike it, except that I think it cuts through something sweet and rich -chocolate- with flair. I occasionally like the contrast after dinner.
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