Kaffir limes are a citrus fruit found in tropical parts of Asia. The rind is green and bumpy, and is used in Thai and Lao cooking. The juice is very sour, and not used in foods.
This Kaffir Lime Tea from Tong Tji comes from Indonesia, and tastes really really nice. I let the bag steep for about 3 minutes. The flavour of the citrus zest is perfectly balanced with the tea. Don’t worry, they seem to have not added the sour sour juice of the Kaffir lime!
A friend of mine tried this tea. Gyokuro Pine Breeze is made by Lupicia. They’re Japanese company with retail outlets – or franchisees, I’m not sure which – in a number of countries.
It tastes like a good ‘detox’ tea, especially if you take it strong. The flavour is slightly grassy, like fresh green tea sometimes is.
Twinings has tried to make a very gentle tea here – not too gingery, not too lemony.
This just arrived in the mail. When I opened it, I found five packets of Twinings English Breakfast inside – but with a difference! One of them is marked “Extra Strong,” another “Honey And Vanilla”.
Flavoured English Breakfast Tea!
According to the packaging, there’s also a decaffeinated version, but they didn’t include one for me.