Kaffir lime leaves are grown and widely used as an ingredient in South Asian Cuisine.
They also taste amazing as tea, yielding a light yellow infusion on being brewed and have a unique strong citrus taste and aroma that is said to be a blend of mandarin orange, lemon, and lime.
They also taste amazing when blended with lemongrass, ginger and honey to make a comforting drink for winter. Try it cold as well.
Studies have shown the leaves to possess antimicrobial effect against the bacteria that causes tooth decay and gum disease, thus promoting oral health. Traditionally they are used as a home made relief for cold and flu.
Pure Kaffir Lime Leaves (cut)
Steep 1 tsp per cup for 4-6 mins in 95-100° C water