Lime blossom, also known as linden flower, is a fragrant and delicate flower that is used in a variety of applications, including in the production of alcoholic beverages. Lime blossom is harvested from the lime tree and is dried for use in a range of culinary and medicinal applications.
Lime blossom has a sweet, floral aroma and a mild, slightly sweet taste, making it a popular choice for adding a subtle floral note to alcoholic beverages. It is often used in the production of liqueurs, such as the popular French aperitif, Chartreuse. Lime blossom is also commonly used in the production of mead, where it is added during the brewing process to give the finished product a delicate floral aroma and flavor.
In addition to its use in alcoholic beverages, lime blossom has a long history of use in traditional medicine, where it is believed to have a range of health benefits. It is often used to help soothe the nerves and promote relaxation, and is also believed to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.