Key Lime Green Tea
How many citrus fruits can you think of that have been immortalized in poetry? We can think of one – Lime. Robert Nichols, a British poet wrote the poem, A sprig of Lime, sometime in 1918. In it he writes of a man whose last dying wish is for just a small sprig of the sweet and sour citrus fruit:
Scarce audible on deepened evening’s hush
He framed his curious and last request
For ‘lime, a sprig of lime…
Sweet lime that often at the height of noon
Diffusing dizzy fragrance from your boughs,
Tasseled with blossoms more innumerable
Than the black bees, the uproar of whose toil
Filled your green vaults…
Poor fellow, had he lived to the present day he would have been able to buy fresh limes to his heart’s content. The fruit is now one of the world’s most commonly grown citrus fruits. Well, in honor of this poor old chap, we’ve developed this wonderful green tea.
We blended the tea using a Sencha style green tea manufactured in Hunan Province in South Eastern China. This variety was chosen because of its smooth, sweetish taste. This tea when cupped has a honey like finish that balances out the natural Lime flavoring beautifully. Interestingly, the smoothness of this Sencha comes from the way it is processed. The green tea leaves are plucked from the same plants as black tea but forgo black tea’s fermentation process. Once they are plucked and chosen for green production, the leaves are immediately steamed and bruised either by machine or by hand. They are then pan-fried or basket fired giving the tea its distinctive glossy look and feel. The lack of fermentation, steaming, and firing results in a tea that has a fresh, and lively character. Try this pleasingly astringent tea but once and we’re sure you’ll find it so refreshing you’ll cry out for it over and over again. For a real pick-me-up, try this one over ice, it’s fantastic.