Ever year the Austrian horticultural society is having an event in Schönbrunn about the history, culture and flavours of citrus plants.
After years of always missing out on this event, I finally made it and even got a place for the citrus tasting with Katharina Seiser, a succesfull austrian blogger and cook book author. Her blog is in German but you can check it out with google translate ;)
I had such a lovely time and learned quite a bit about the different citrus plants and who is the parent and who is the child, etc. Abit confusing but very interesting. I did forget to bring a notepad for taking notes but the most interesting part was the tasting as you may have guessed!
For the first time I got to try Meyer lemons, that are not easily available here and I especially loved the flavour of the Persian lime which has a lot less seeds compared to the Mexican lime.
I am a bit ashamed to say that I did not know up to this point that Bergamotte is indeed a real plant and not just a artifical flavour which gets mixed up with black tea. I really liked the fresh smell of it :)
The Buddhas-hand lemon is quite fierce and impressive looking but it does not contain any citrus flesh.