- German Gingerbread
0.75 22.99 $0.75 - $22.99
Lusciously ginger and sweet cinnamon. Think of Christmas markets in Hamburg and the aromas, the laughter – the enjoyment. Recommendation...sweeten with natural maple syrup or agave nectar.
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How seriously does Germany take its gingerbread? Seriously enough that in 1643, the city of Nuremberg recognized the profession of baking gingerbread (known in German as Lebkuchen), and created an official guild entitled the "League of Lebkuchen Bakers". Two years later, in 1645, the league went on to develop a code of strict guidelines commercial bakers had to follow in order to legally bake and sell their creations in local markets. Suffice it to say, they take their gingerbread extremely seriously.
If you've ever tasted German gingerbread, you'll quickly understand why it ever demanded such scrutiny. You'll also understand why it continues to demand such hoopla. Simply put, it's wunderbar. To this day, many bakeries in Germany guard their gingerbread recipes, practically on pain of death.
Luckily, our Master Taster was able to persuade a Nuremburg baker to provide him with his list of ingredients we were used to develop the all-natural flavor for this exquisite Flavored Black German Gingerbread tea. Bright in the cup and brimming with spicy gingerbread notes, this tea will have you saying ja bitte (yes, please) in no time.
Brewing for Best Results
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 209°F/ 98°C. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea per 8 oz of fluid water. Steep 3-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the stronger the tea).
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Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, Uva
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Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Cocoa beans, Safflower petals, Chamomile white flowers, Star anise, Natural flavors
iced tea instructions
Per Serving: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 209°F/ 98°C. With and infuser, use 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea per 6-7 oz of fluid water. Steep 5 minutes. Add filtered hot tea to 16 oz glass filled with ice. (Some luxury teas will turn cloudy when poured over ice).
Per Pitcher: Makes 1 Quart. Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 209°F/ 98°C. Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea in a heat resistant container. Pour 1 ¼ cup of prepared water over the tea leaves. Steep 5 minutes. With a fine mesh sieve, filter the hot tea liquor to the serving pitcher filled with ice. Add cold filtered water to top off. (Some luxury teas will turn cloudy when poured over ice).
Making an amazing cup of tea requires several things. High quality tea, filtered or freshly drawn cold water, correct water temperature, time of infusion, and filters/infusers. Unfiltered water or too hot of water can ruin the best of teas. Always use filtered or freshly drawn cold water. Any flavor from water treatments or heavy minerals such as lime or calcium can taint the water. Brew at the ideal temperature. Too hot of water can scorch the leaves and produce a bitter brew. If you find that the tea is still bitter following the recommended brewing temperature, try lowering the brew temperature another 5 to 10 degrees. Use infusers that allow the tea leaves to fully expand and has full contact with the water. Ditch the tea bags. Know the steeping time for your tea. Too long of steeping can make your tea bitter and undesirable. Too short of time will make a weak tea. Don’t make tea in the microwave.
We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illness. Cool the water to the ideal brewing temperature before brewing.