Canandaigua Chill | Organic Herbal Loose Tea | Good Life Tea

Canandaigua Chil

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  • Canandaigua Chill is our signature blend of apple, strawberry and a touch of cinnamon spice.

    Sometimes it only takes a word, or a phrase. Spice. Apple. Chill. The warmth and closeness conjured up by the images, smells, and even sounds that these bring up is, for many people, immediate. In America apples, spice, and apple-flavored (and apple-spiced!) things are perhaps most closely associated with the home-bound holidays of the fall and winter seasons or even the quintessential American Apple Pie.

    But a great tea is good any time and any place, and our Canadaigua Chill captures the autumnal pleasures of its hearty flavor collection and makes them accessible year-round. Add a healthy dose of varietal berry flavors and a pinch of clove, hibiscus, and other tantalizing wild cards, and you have an incredible blend: cosmopolitan and homey in each sip.

    Canadaigua Chill abounds with herbal goodness. A true herbal fruit experience, it has the full character of a spiced fruit tea but the layers and finish of an Eastern herbal: with hibiscus and Lingonberry and cinnamon playing off of each other. Flavor traditions combine and swell to support the rich apple notes.

    From the hillsides of Kerala India, to the American kitchen to this herbal fruit tisane is full of surprises, and the discerning drinker will note not just cranberry and Rosehips, but also clove notes. The layers lend themselves to a sort of floral, garden-grove Chai (minus the caffeine).

    In warmer weather, this tea makes for a marvelous cold (chill) cup. Icing it can either emphasize the sweetness or the spice, and this variety is sure to inspire you to a cold tea creation that will satisfy. Hibiscus and clove tend to take prominence in a colder, sweeter rendition of this drink, letting the tart richness of the berries subside and play a lesser role. The pink infusion is sightly and appealing: suggesting the complexity of the apple spiced Canadaigua Chill awaiting the drinker.

    This Fruit Tea honors Western NY where apples, and strawberries are plentiful. Our most popular tea is Hot Cinnamon Spice.  With this blend, we choose to honor both the apples and cinnamon/clove combination to celebrate our local heritage and our great customers.  

    (FYI - in teenage speak chill is state of mind representing calmness and coolness.) Try our regional favorite fruit tea and get into the Canandaigua Chill. 

    Base leaf: Herb/Fruit and spices

    Health properties: Calming, antioxidant properties.

    Flavor strength: Moderate, spiced apple and berries.

    Caffeine: None.

    USA - For orders above $35
    For most tea orders (up to 8 ounces) the shipping is $2.79.

    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.

  • Steeping Instructions

    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.

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