A strong contestant in swaying people in the eternal “hot or cold?” debate: organic Cranberry Apple offers to let you have your tea and drink it too: it's superb cold or hot. A no-nonsense herbal fruit blend, this tisane features a mouth-watering cast of the usual herbal suspects; plus a few surprise guests in center-stage positions. Let's begin with citrus, since your mouth will feel it first. The unswerving tradition of mixing orange peel with hibiscus and rosehip is honored here leading to that time-tested blend of managerial soothing and citrus snap. It's impossible to ignore the puckish sweetness on display here, even as the more mature nostril-fuls of apple enter the mix. The collection's identity, though, is still – just for a moment – untethered until the arrival of the cranberry, whose gravity pulls the mixture to the tongue and throat, making each gulp an herbal wave.
You might say that this is a flavorful tea. Here we have an example of a guilt-free pleasure bath, with this caffeine-free wonder whose every component was nurtured organically: apples, oranges, rose hip, hibiscus, and cranberry alike. All untouched by chemical additive as they grew to maturity. Rich and full when hot, with a lingering cranberry tartness that takes well to being served cold: this tea will wake you up in the morning and put you down, calm, at night. It's fruity, decadent, and handled with the care of its organic predecessors. Reminiscent of fall. Enjoy with a clean conscience! Kids love
Base leaf: Organic herbal/fruit
Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties known, anti-insomniac, C-vitamins.
Flavor strength: Full, orchidal. Primary collection is sweet, fruit, with tart notes approaching in the long aftertaste.
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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.