Lakeside Calm Tisane Fruit Tea Can anyone have it all? Career, personal life, artistic growth, quality family time, relationships, chores, errands, oh – and how about creating, writing, starring in, and producing breakout hits in unscripted television, scripted television, film, and books? Can a tea be both a delicious hot brew, a tangy-sweet iced beverage, and a caffeine-free treat?
For some of us, the list of things we have to balance ends with “Career, personal life”. But there’s often more than meets the eye, as there was when Elizabeth Stamatina “Tina” Fey joined the famous Second City improve comedy group in Chicago in the 1990s. So what does someone on her way to becoming one of Hollywood’s biggest – and busiest – comedic minds drink when it’s time to simmer down? The answer, of course, is a rich, healthy, calming blend of coastal decadence, featuring more than just a dash of (Liz) lemon.
Lakeside Calm, a tisane (herbal infusion) ready to settle even the rowdiest schedule, is a brilliant blend of influences. While it’s healthier than 30 Rock’s Liz Lemon might instinctively reach for, (“That man wants to buy me a drink, but I already have one Do you think he’d get me mozzarella sticks?”) it’s layers of tangy, melty, herbal fruit make it a treat-ready beverage sure to win over even the die-hard juice fan. Whether sipped hot at the writing desk (Fey penned the cult classic “Mean Girls” before becoming head writer for Saturday Night Live) or enjoyed cold (try our Mist Ice Tea Maker), this delicious and unique tea dazzles with its approachability and mass appeal.
Sophisticated yet appealing. Enjoyable, but somewhat off the beaten path. An acquired taste – perhaps – but one sure to become a favorite that you’ll be sharing and recommending for ages. If ever there was a Tea-na Fey, it would be a cup of Lakeside Calm.
Base leaf: Herbal/Fruit organic
Health properties: Vitamin C qualities known.
Flavor strength: Full, notable. Primary collection is slightly tart hibiscus
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.