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How to make Loomi Tea or Black Lime Tea (Citrus aurantifolia)

Loomi - Sun Dried Lime or Black Lime | Make Loomi at Home

Sumit Malhotra
Loomi - Sun Dried Lime or Black Lime - Sun dried lime or Black Lime is used to produce a unique, deep citrus flavor in many dishes from Iraq, Iran & all the way to Morocco. The fragrance and flavour they impart even in the most humble recipes is unmatched by fresh lime or its likes.
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 7 d
Total Time 7 d 10 mins
Course Condiment
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 10 Servings
Calories 15 kcal


  • 10 Piece Persian Lime Key Lime or Nimbu
  • 5 Cup Water
  • 2 Tablespoon Salt


  • Wash and clean the lime and dry for 15 minutes.
  • Add salt to water and bring to a roaring boil.
  • Add and boil the limes in salted water for 15 minutes.
  • Allow to cool and place the limes on a wire mesh.
  • Set them them in a well ventilated, sunny spot.
  • And, let the Sun do it's thing.
  • Ensure to turn them once a day so they dry evenly.
  • Your loomi will be ready to use in a week.


  • Persian limes are ideal for making loomi, but Key limes work well. In fact, any lime will do.
  • If you don't get enough sunlight, use your crock pot set to the lowest temperature.
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