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Like any good marriage, the pairing of Ginger and Turmeric offers all the heat, spice and nourishment one could ask for. According to Ayurveda, the traditional medicine of India, Turmeric (Latin: Curcuma longa) offers a plethora of benefits for the body. Practitioners believe the spice can promote digestion, support the brain and nervous system, and keep body cells functioning at their best, thanks to an abundance of natural antioxidants. On the other hand, Ginger (Latin: Zingiber officinale), often colloquially described as an Ayurvedic medicine chest, is said to help ease joint pain, help the body absorb nutrients and eliminate bodily waste. Taken together, Ginger and Turmeric offer a potent pick-me-up that's surprises the tongue and warms the body from head to toe. To create our drinkable version of this Ayurvedic powerhouse, we've combined both with a melange of green and black teas, selected for their polyphenol punch, then added bael nut and cornflower petals to round out the blend.
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).
Tea(s) From: Kenya ,India, France
Region(s): Kericho, Cochin, Provence
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, Black tea, Bael Nut, Ginger pieces, Turmeric, Red and Blue Cornflower petals, 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.