CUP CHARACTERISTICS: The piquant and spicy character of ginger is mellowed with the sweet character of peaches. Try it iced and become a believer!
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Papaya pieces, Blackberry leaves, Ginger, Calendula petals Peach pieces, Sunflowers petals, Natural flavors (organic compliant).
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
Here we have combined the Queen of spices with one of nature's most exotic fruits-namely the peach! The result is a delightful taste of peach with mild spice. A perfect mid morning tea! Also, as this tea offers a sweet and fanciful taste of Peach, seasoned with the tingle of spicy ginger, it is exceptional over ice. Are you aware that it is said that peaches were first cultivated in China and that the peach had a mythical power in aiding immortality? The peach is a symbol of truth and purported to have great healing attributes. Ginger on the other hand is reported to have high antioxidant properties that make it a free radical scavenger. Combine the two and one has more than just a flavourful cup of tea!
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 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.)