We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.
Delicate sweetness compliments the astringency of the bold black tea, just like Bogart and Bacall.
Black Apricot tea is a full-fledged part of the fruit-tea renaissance, adding its name to the list of elegant blends that exemplify how well a black base can mix with natural fruits flavors.
True elegance does not overwhelm, but rather implies simplicity. Therefore, when this steely-yet-warm black apricot blend is referred to as “elegant” - remember that that doesn't mean that it will take over your whole mouth. Quite the opposite, actually. Measure by measure, this apricot flavor luxuriates; yes, but not in a way that ever distracts from the black leaf. Tea indeed it is, astringent, nutty, a little touch of complication, somehow even.
Inviting, isn't it?
This singular blend shows off the balance of a basic black tisanal and an unlikely dried fruit; our friend the apricot. With the sharp sweetness of apricot in tow; this Black Apricot cup is prepared to lead you to new flavor landscapes, one sip at a time.
Apricots and other dried fruits are known digestive supplements, aiding regularity and more if they are added to a healthy diet. Chock full of beta carotene and fiber; apricots add to the antioxidant potential that all black teas hold, bringing a filling fiber that dieters will appreciate for its hunger-battling qualities.
Finally; we have here a delicious fruity blend. Black apricot tea – try it today!
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties known.
Flavor strength: Medium, nutty. Primary flavor is warm fruity/nutted.