Every Tea Lover knows, variety is the spice of life. If you're like we were, 10 or more different varieties of tea was the norm...a little something for every mood.
For those of you looking to expand your tea collection we've created our ".5 oz Variety Packs" giving you the opportunity to build your own tea collection at affordable prices, or get that tea lover in your life something they'll really enjoy.
Each variety pack contains six half ounce packs of tea in a resealable Mylar pouch and bundled together for your convenience.
Brewing for Best Results
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 209°F/98°C.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 194°F/90°C.
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).
Ginger Turmeric: (Tea From: Kenya, India, France. Regions: Kericho, Cochin, Provence
Road to Recovery: (Tea From: Thailand, Turkey, Egypt, China. Regions: Sing Buri, Malkara, Nile River Delta, Yunnan)
Jet Lag Asleep: (Tea From: South Africa, Egypt. Regions: Cederberg, Nile River Delta)
Hangover Helper: (Tea From: China, Thailand, India, Egypt. Regions: Yunnan, Sing Buri, Kerala, Nile River Delta)
Immune: (Tea From: South Africa, Thailand, Egypt. Region: Cederberg, Sing Buri, Nile River Delta)
Balance: (Tea From: South Africa, Bulgaria, Germany, Poland, Turkey, Egypt, India. Regions: Cederberg, Provdiv, Black Forest, Lodz, Malkara, Nile River Delta, Kerala)
Ginger Turmeric: (Green tea, Black tea, Bael Nut, Ginger pieces, Turmeric, Red and Blue Cornflower petals, Natural flavors)
Road to Recovery: (Lemongrass, Licorice, Camomile, Lemon pieces, Gynostemma)
Jet Lag Asleep: (Rooibos, Camomile petals, Natural flavors)
Hangover Helper: (Tomato, Ginger, Beet pieces, Hibiscus, Cardamom, Black & White pepper, Cinnamon, Clove, Nutmeg)
Immune: (Rooibos, Green rooibos, Honeybush, Camomile flowers, Goji berries, Ginger pieces, Blue Cornflower petals, Ginseng, Natural Flavors)
Balance: (Rooibos, Nettle, Rosehip, Raspberry, Licorice root pieces, Anise, Cardamom, Clove, Calendula, Safflower petals)
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.