********HERB & FRUIT TEA*******
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Full flavored and pungent with a rich fruity character. Add a cinnamon stick or a few cloves for an exotic mulled spice tea.
INGREDIENTS: Apple pieces, Hibiscus petals, Rosehip, Elderberry, Cranberry pieces
INGREDIENTS FROM: Turkey / Chile / China / Egypt
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low
CAFFEINE LEVEL: None - Caffeine Free Herb and Fruit
Herb and fruit tea in some circles is considered a new type of tea. This blend is made to accommodate tastes of people who wanted to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine. This tea has a very exotic flavor profile. The delicious blend of cranberry, fruit and apple flavors combined with the natural flavors and tartness of the various dried fruits create a summertime cooler or a wintertime summer reminder.
If you are a skier or enjoy evenings in a rustic cabin around a roaring fireplace, put a pot of this tea on. After it has brewed pour into 3 quart cooking pot, add a bottle of deep full flavored red wine, a couple slices of orange and a stick of cinnamon, about 10 cloves - simmer for 15 minutes - add sugar to taste - now you have the perfect gluwien - Incredible!
By virtue of the fact that these blends do not contain any tea and are a special blend of fruits and herbs - they are caffeine free! An additional benefit is that these 'teas' contain Vitamin C. What could be better - a healthy drink that tastes GREAT!
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 2 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 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 2 slightly heaping teaspoons of herb & fruit blend 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 herb & fruit blend. Cover and let steep for 5-10 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. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of herb & fruit blend 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 herb & fruit blend. Steep for 5-10 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 herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.