|Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with Key Lime GREEN tea|
|Our visit to Ireland in 2012, every day there was a rainbow and a great cup of tea|
While it's true that I never a bad cup of tea in Ireland when I visited in 2012, one does not have to cross the entire ocean to get a tasty brew. In fact, you can find a delightful Key Lime green tea in Key West. the southernmost city of Florida.
|Key Lime tea from Oliver Pluff tea company|
My daughter. Rachel, recently returned from a western Caribbean cruise where one of the day excursions was a stop at Key West. Good person that she is, wherever she travels, Rachel always brings her Mom back tea from her visits.
The packaging of the Key Lime tea looked familiar and upon further inspection, I could see that this tea came from the Oliver Pluff tea company of South Carolina. I had purchased several of their delightful teas when we were visiting that beatiful state two years ago.
|Oliver Pluff teas were among my South Carolina tea booty in 2015|
The Key Lime tea is really, really good, even though it may not taste very key-limey. It's a loose tea and made from green Pekoe tea, cornflowers and key lime flavoring. It smells divine and the aroma is where you pick up more of the citrus notes. Drinking it, I found it to be a flavorful cup of smooth green tea with hints of vanilla, giving it a light creamy taste. I give it five out of five shamrocks!
|Stopped in for Irish Breakfast Tea at Bewley's in Dublin|
So, whether you celebrate St. Patrick's Day with a cup of Irish Breakfast tea at Bewley's Coffee and Tea Shop in Dublin or Key Lime green tea in your kitchen, raise your tea cup to the day we're all Irish - and not much blarney required to convince us all of that!
|Kissing the blarney stone|
Happy St. Patrick's Day from Barb's O'Tea Shoppe!