Pleasantly sweet tea with the deep aroma of captured sunshine and succulent winter harvested grapes.
Pains are taken in the preparation of this chilled-grape concoction. Frozen is actually a more accurate term to describe the state of the grapes that form this tea's flavor core. Ice wine, which is the core of this tea is created slowly and methodically. Through the summer the grapes grow and gather sugar basking in the sunshine. In the early fall when other grapes are picked, these remain on the vine soaking up the last long rays of sun. They remain on the vine into the cold dark days of winter. During this solitude, the grapes loose moisture and the residual sugar concentrates. Just when winter seems to never go away, the grapes are harvested and processed. The resulting wine is deep in flavor and syrupy sweet.
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.
Titled with the “Eiswein” label, this blend does what it says on the tin. Black tea infused with winter harvested grape wine, this tisanal is innovation incarnate. Sure to satisfy the elemental cravings of any tea drinker: it offers a uniquely clean experience. Luxurious as it is crisp, Ice Wine Black tea is, to a certain degree, the logical conclusion of the black tea collection. Unobtrusive and crisp, it gracefully sidesteps any concept of a complex profile in favor of providing one clear sensation.
Enjoy this black tea hot, cold, or in your uncle's socks. A pleasing, tasteful tea and an excellent gift.