Organic Wild Blueberry Black Tea

$10.70

Intoxicating aroma with the flavor of wild blueberries. A pinch of sugar makes a stunning tea, iced or hot!

Net wt 2.5 oz

Availability: In stock

Luxury Ingredients: Black tea*, Elderberry*+Raisin pieces*, Hibiscus petals*, Natural flavors, (organic compliant)
*Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems

Weight 2.5 oz
Details

Tea From: Sri Lanka/India/Bulgaria/Greece/Egypt
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Medium

Information

INFUSION: Bright and coppery
INFORMATION:
While you sit back and enjoy a cup of this fabulous organic tea we thought we'd share a few random facts about one of the world's smaller fruits, the Wild Blueberry. To start with, would you believe that the wild blueberry bush is thought by some botanists to trace its ancestry back to the Garden of Eden? It's true. Or, that the scientific name for blueberries, Vaccinium, comes from the Latin word for cow? Also true – although there is no concrete explanation for this beyond the notion that perhaps ancient cows knew the tiny little berries made for better eating than plain old grass. It's possible – other animals love them. It is known for example that wild bears will travel for miles on an empty stomach to find berry patches, and will eat almost nothing else when they are in season. And speaking of traveling, it's also a fact that if all the blueberries grown in North America in one year, roughly 120 million lbs, were placed in a line one after the other they would cover a four lane highway stretching from New York to Chicago. Hmm, what else? Oh yes, blueberries were a beloved fruit of Ronald Reagan and finally, July is national Blueberry month in the US while August is blueberry month in British Columbia.

It's a lot to remember for such a little berry. But then again, this is one little berry that packs a lot of flavor. In fact, when you bite into a fresh one, it's almost hard to believe how flavorful they actually are. The flavor is dense, sweet on the tongue and essentially bursting with tannic juiciness. We've done our utmost to capture the flavor of the fresh wild berries by blending an all-natural flavoring with a top quality organic Ceylon tea. If you brew a pot, it's a fact that you're going to love it. It's also a fact that you're going to end up pouring another cup.

Brewing Instructions

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.)
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon 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. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)
FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today's water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.