Brew using boiling water and leave to infuse for 5 to 10 minutes
Lime Flower Tea is a Herbal Tea famous for alleviating anxiety. It comes from the Lime Tree. However, despite the name, it is not closely related to the citrus fruit. What you have instead is a distinctly floral infusion with a mesmerising scent.
It is one of around 1,000 types of Loose Tea we pack fresh to order here at our Kent-based factory. Why not try it to experience the refreshing taste of quality?
Lime Flower Tea Taste and Botany
The Lime Tree (Tilia x europaea) grows mostly in the northern hemisphere, reaching heights of up to 40 metres (130 feet). They take on imposing, craggy girths with age, often prospering for a millennium.
Their branches are rapidly dividing and covered in unique heart-shaped leaves. Then there are the creamy-yellow flowers, which appear in late spring before ending up in your brew.
The Germans have long had a close association with Lime Trees. Indeed, in villages across the country, communities plant one centrally to serve as a meeting place and symbolic heart.
Freya, the Germanic goddess of love, spring and fertility, also boasts strong ties to Lime Trees. Equally divine, perhaps, is Lime Flower Tea’s taste, best described as sweet, floral and wholesome.
Does Lime Flower Tea Have Caffeine?
One thing noticeably absent is a well-known stimulant called caffeine. This chemical compound, in reality, needs little introduction. Most people will know already that it provides an energy boost upon consumption, which is one reason why so many choose “real” Tea or Fresh Coffee.
However, those who want to cut down their intake might want an alternative. Look no further than here.
Lime Flower Tea Properties
But we haven’t yet finished with the good news as an average serving will contain an abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants.
Among them are Alamine, Citral, Chlorogenic Acid, Cysteine, Cystine, Eugenol, Kaempferol, Limonene, Quercetin and Rutin - to name only a few. These combined play a considerable role in the health benefits of Lime Flower Tea.
How to Make Lime Flower Tea
1, Put Loose Tea into a Filter or Infuser (both available here).
2, Place the accessory in your cup.
3, Pour freshly boiled water over it.
4, Allow it to steep for 5-10 minutes.
How to Serve: Best served without additions. However, some like to have honey or lemon.
Tasting Notes: Imparts sweet and floral flavours from start to finish.
Benefits of Lime Flower Tea
You know that the antioxidants within contribute to Lime Flower Tea benefits. But what, exactly, can they do? According to a 2015 study published in the Journal of Ethnopharmacology, the infusion has strong sedative properties that promote sleep.
Then there is a 2012 report from the European Medicines Agency noting its ability to relieve cold symptoms. It might even lower blood pressure and aid digestion!
Lime Flower Tea Pregnancy
Whether you can have Lime Flower Tea during pregnancy remains unknown. Preliminary evidence suggests that it might cause complications, so it’s probably best to err on the side of caution and avoid it.
The same rules apply to breastfeeding mothers. Should you have any further concerns, we recommend that you speak to a medical professional before consumption.
Caffeine LevelDecaff (none)
Time of DayEvening