Lakeside Calm | Organic Herbal Loose Tea | Good Life Tea

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Lakeside Calm

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  • The perfect accompaniment for your lazy summer days with its refreshing taste and calming properties.

    We all crave an endless summer lounging by Canandaigua Lake with nothing but hammocks, sunshine, and cool water to wash away the worries of our "real life".  

    Lakeside CalmOur crisp blend of hibiscus, lemon and lavender creates a sophisticated Iced Tea that brews up dark pink.  A hint of delicate lavender makes you ponder the small joys of life, like this delicious tea.

    After your summer respite, close your eyes as you sip Lakeside Calm and think about your favorite lake and calmness will wash over you.

    Enjoy Lakeside Calm cold steeped in our Mist Iced Tea Maker.  For a slightly sweeter iced tea,try adding 1-2 teaspoons of sugar and a splash of fresh lemon.  It makes a wonderful hot tea too,

    Base leaf: Herbal/Fruit 
    Health properties: Vitamin C qualities known.
    Flavor strength: Full, notable. Primary collection is slightly tart hibiscus
    Caffeine: None.

    Canandaigua Lake is a Finger Lake in western NY renown for its deep crystal clear water.  The surrounding hills are dotted by many vineyards producing noted wines.

    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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