21 Dec

Lime Gelato | 24 Days of Tea: Day 21

Lime Gelato - 24 Days of Tea Day 21Remember the summer you spent in Italy? Sipping espresso on the terrace, catching a ride on the back of a stranger’s Vespa, and of course, trying your first taste of tart, creamy lime gelato. With its fresh, fruity aroma and smooth flavour, this deliciously creamy mix of fruit and green tea will bring you right back. Try it iced. On a terrace. While the moon hits your eye.

- David’s Tea

featured ingredients
pineapple & lemongrass
steeped at
1.25 tsp @ 85°C for 3 minutes

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aroma:

Lime Gelato has a sweet, fresh, and juicy key lime pie aroma with a hint of peppermint. A bit nutty, it has a subtle backbone of good green tea scents and a soft vanilla presence.

 

flavour:

After a three minute steep this green tea was quite soft in flavour so I put the steeper back in for another minute but it remained fairly subdued. The flavour is smooth and creamy with a nutty presence at the start that turns into a stronger lime presence towards the end. Subdued vanilla notes and a touch of grassy green tea also make their presence known. I suspect this tea may be more enjoyable brewed in larger quantities than a single serving, it was hard to get much green tea into my scoop around the larger pieces.