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Key Lime Sublime


The tart and tangy flavor of Florida key limes is hard to resist, but paired with robust black tea, dried pineapple and lemon peels–it just may be impossible.

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We make this tea into a “mocktail” at our Davis Islands shop by sweetening it with a little raw sugar and lining the rim of a glass with a mixture of graham cracker crumbs and sugar.  Try it with a dash of cream.  The more you sweeten it, the more it starts to taste like key lime pie. . . It even works with vodka served straight up in a martini glass.

Key Lime Pie is created using a black tea base. Black tea is what most Westerners associate with traditional tea.  It comes from the same tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) as all other forms of tea; however, unlike any other type, it is fully oxidized.  Shortly after harvest the tea leaves are rolled to release the enzymes present in the leaf that trigger oxidation. After oxidation is complete, the leaves are dried and then sorted. Black teas produce a darker liquor than white, green or oolong teas and a bolder, more assertive flavor.

 Key limes were once utilized by sailors to help prevent scurvy!

Black tea is produced in nearly all major tea growing regions throughout the world and is one of the most commonly consumed types of tea.

Pair Key Lime Sublime with key lime pie, cheesecake, pineapple, coconut macaroons or Hawaiian wedding cake.

We recommend steeping Key Lime Sublime for 3 minutes at 195°.


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