Lime flower: makes a soothing, pleasantly fragrant, honey-tasting infusion
Lime flower, from the large deciduous tree common in parks, has antioxidant properties that fight toxins in the body. The flower has the effect of increasing the blood flow to the skin, encouraging perspiration and hence cooling. The symptoms of cold and flu are lessened by drinking lime flowers, or linden as it is also known. Limeflower infusion soothes coughs and sore throats and reduces congestion. It can be used as a gargle. Lime flowers are a safe way to promote relaxation and helps relieve headaches and restlessness, especially amongst children.
Linden infusion is known as the ‘nectar of kings’ for its health benefits and lime trees were placed in towns by the Romans as they were known for their calming effects. They slow heart rate and reduce blood pressure. The flowers of lime trees are highly sought-after by bee-keepers for the quality of honey they produce so it is no surprise that lime flower makes a pleasantly fragrant, honeyish-tasting infusion with no bitterness. Use one teaspoon per cup and infuse for five minutes.
Tea from Grey’s Teas
Our teas are loose leaf and we specialise in large leaf grades. All are made using traditional orthodox methods. Our teas are from named tea gardens or defined areas of origin.
Sourcing our tea
Lime flower has been chosen for its distinctive, balanced flavour, aroma and appearance. Our tea is carefully sourced from long-established shippers. We can therefore guarantee the quality and origin of each tea and that it conforms to UK food and drink health regulations and our own demanding grading requirements.
The benefits of loose leaf tea
Loose limeflower enables the full flavour characteristics of the tea to infuse. This tea is chosen for its high grade which imparts the flavour and aroma characteristics for which this tea is best known. A little extra time is necessary when infusing large leaf grades but you will be rewarded with a superior, more balanced cup. You will be well rewarded for your patience!
There are generally several packing options to choose from. These are 60 grams, 125 grams and 250 grams, the default being 125 grams in a packet. Our tough resealable packets contain a moisture barrier to ensure freshness is maintained and are specifically designed for tea. Alternatively, you can select a tin caddy for your tea. These square, silver coloured caddies have hinged lids. Again, 60 gram, 125 gram and 250 gram options are generally available as options which can be selected from the drop-down list. Packets and caddies have full-colour labels.
For delivery our standard shipping is second class post unless you choose an alternative option such as first class post or courier. Free UK shipping is available for orders over £30 and free first class post can be chosen for orders over £50.
Storing your tea
Store your tea with care by ensuring it is stored air-tight, away from heat, light, moisture and strong aromas. Our standard best-before period is one year from packing and all teas are packed to order.
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.