CUP CHARACTERISTICS: An exquisite flavor reminiscent of fresh rhubarb pie. Tart and sweet - a lovely togetherness in one cup of tea!
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Blackberry + Lime leaves, Jasmine + Safflower + Sunflower petals, Natural flavors(organic compliant).
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
Rrrrrrrhubarb cream tea. It is common knowledge that anything made with rhubarb, (Latin: Rheum officinale), will always taste better if one rolls the "r" when the word rhubarb is pronounced. This tea is no exception. The first people to recognize the myriad gastronomic uses of Rhubarb were the British at the time of Queen Victoria. During her rein, Rhubarb surged in popularity since it was easy to grow and thrived in the damp British climate. British cooks developed recipes ranging from baked rhubarb with brown sugar to Rhubarb crumble with cream. Can you say delicious? Not surprisingly, many of these recipes are British favorites to this day. After a trip to England, we decided that the time was right to develop a rhubarb-flavored tea. Next, we determined that the resulting blend should be naturally sweetened with the addition of fresh dairy cream. The result, we're sure you'll agree, is nothing short of wonderful - sweet, creamy, astringent - absolutely delectable. Say it with us again: Rrrrrrrhubarb! Rrrrrhubarb cream 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.)