CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Full flavored and pungent with a saucy cranberry character. Enjoy it iced with real cranberry garnish.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Blackberry leaves, Cranberry pieces, Safflower petals, Natural flavors(organic compliant).
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
Another summer favorite that is great as a hot tea or over ice. The cranberry is known for being an intrinsic part of holiday feasts, but did you know that the cranberry was first dubbed the 'crane' berry. This came about as cranes tramping through the cranberry bogs feasted on the berries. The cranberry was also known as a bounce berry, brought about by the fact that the berries 'jumped' when dropped. Likely first used as a food by Native American Indians. A tart fruit initially, but over time, this piquant taste was adapted to suit the palates of the consumer. The flavor of the cranberry is crisp and holds a high place in today's health values. This tea is quite refreshing to say the least!
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.)