*******FLAVORED BLACK TEA*******
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Sultry notes of love intertwined with sensuous vanilla and pomegranate.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Heart Candies, Calendula + Safflower + Sunflower petals
INGREDIENTS FROM: Sri Lanka / Canada / Egypt / China / Poland
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
It is often at life's most unexpected moments that the magic happens. On any given day we might run into a long lost friend in an airport, hit upon a million dollar idea for a new invention, or find that special person who changes our lives forever. The sweet serendipities of life were probably never better described than in the classic, "Some Enchanted Evening", from the 1949 Rogers and Hammerstien musical, "South Pacific" sung by the character Emile de Becque.
Some enchanted evening
You may see a stranger, you may see a stranger
Across a crowded room
And somehow you know,
You know even then
That somewhere you'll see her
Again and again.
The song drips with romance, intrigue and the idea that great things can happen by chance. Serendipitous Delight offers beguiling notes of pomegranate and vanilla intertwined with sunflower, calendula and tiny heart-shaped candy quins that will have you coming back "Again and again" for another. Brew a pot and enjoy a cup of serendipitous delight. With the right tea, anything can happen.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)