Alpine Mulled Wine
0.75 22.99 $0.75 - $22.99
Yodel eh Yodel eh Yodel eh E ou….. Mountain fresh Bordeaux berry notes tempered with hints of sweet cinnamon. Based on the flavor and character of traditional Swiss mulled wine. Let’s go hiking!
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The term "craze" is usually not associated with yodeling. In 1839, however, that is exactly what yodeling led to in the United States. In that year, a travelling band of Swiss minstrels, the Tyrolese Minstrels, toured across the country setting off what newspapers of the day described as a craze for "Alpine Harmony". After the minstrels left the US and returned to Europe, journalists began demanding that homegrown singing groups pick up where they left off. Americans, it would seem, had become addicted to yodeling.
Soon, Yankee yodelers began plying their trade in theatres from NYC to SF. Groups like Christy's Minstrels Burlesqued and the Hutchinson Family Singers rose to great prominence singing the great hits of American yodeling like "The Pauper's Funeral", "We Wait Beneath the Furnace's Blast" (a rendition of "Ein Feste Burg Ist Unser Gott") and "The Cot Where We Were Born". For a time, yodeling was everywhere.
Over the years, American thirst for yodeling evolved. The craze finally ended a century after it had begun with the yodeling cowboys of 1940's and 50's cinema. (Not a bad run.)
To celebrate this musical chapter of American History, we've developed this fabulous blend of Alpen-themed tea, spice and flowers. Based on the flavor and character of traditional Swiss mulled wine, this one will make you stand and say Yodelay-i-hoo!
Brewing for Best Results
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 209°F/98°C.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 190°F/89°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).
Pairs well with: Milk, Sweetener
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka, Kenya, India, China, Thailand
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, Uva / Nandi Highlands / Nilgiri, Kerala / Yunnan / Petchabun
Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, , Cinnamon, Cloves, Safflower Petals, Natural flavors. (Organic Compliant).
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.