This multi-faceted tea works several refreshing angles even as it takes its sweet, unhurried time.
Tangy sweetness and crisp layers make this vitamin rich, caffeine-free tea perfectly adaptable as an iced tea as well. Connoisseurs and newcomers alike will delight in the tropical possibilities that arrive with an immune-system boosting vitamin C kick. Serve hot in the winter and cold in the summer garnished with fresh pineapple or a slice of orange.
Wondering what else Bella Coola could possibly accomplish with its elegant sweet-tang richness? Freeze a batch as popsicles and watch kids beg for more.
Finally, for winding down at the end of long day sipping this summer infusion by the pool, explore how it also makes a nice base for summer cocktails. Brew it extra strong for a deep red color that fades softly with the addition of your favorite vodka or clear rum. Lots of taste and no added calories. Garnish with pineapple and don't forget the cocktail umbrella! Rim the cup with sugar for a little sweetness and let the day's cares fade. Unleash your inner mixologist. Get some now it's happy hour somewhere!
Base leaf: Organic Fruit and herbs.
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties known.
Flavor strength: Full, astringent and sweet. Primary flavor collection is citrus and pineapple.
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.
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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.