CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Deep cherry flavor tending sweet. Add a dash of sugar which combined with the natural flavorings enhances the taste.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Blackberry leaves, Rose + Safflower petals, Cranberry pieces, Natural flavors (organic compliant).
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
Generally recognized as a rich source of antioxidants, particularly the Montmorency cherry, cherries are delicious in main courses, salads, side dishes and of course beverages. The blossoming of the cherry tree is quite an event in Japan and is generally known as 'the spirit of the season'. Cherries have a distinctive taste and explode with rich sweet flavour-when combined with tea from Sri Lanka; a treat of the season is in store!
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 (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 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.)