CUP CHARACTERISTICS: An intoxicating blueberry aroma that seemingly overflows from the cup that is tempered with sweet piquant caramel notes of maple. Simply a delicious tea that embodies the clean and refreshing nature of ‘the north country’.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, European Blueberries,Cornflower + Calendula + Sunflower petals, American Blueberries, Natural flavors(organic compliant) Natural flavors(organic compliant), Real maple syrup.
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
Canada and New England are world famous for their wild blueberries and sugar maple forests. It was only natural that these two wonderful flavors come together. The blueberries are very small but their flavour is intense and very fruity. Quebec and New England maple syrup on the other hand is sweet aromatic with caramel notes tending to a slight hint of smoke. Recent health articles have trumpeted the benefits of tea and blueberries - what could be better then high grown Ceylon tea flavoured with the natural essence of blueberry and maple.
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.)