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We're all familiar with the highway to hell. It starts with a simple night out with friends, but steadily turns into a sunrise walk home to bed. As fun as the night may have been, the road to recovery back is never a treat. The same can be said with any illness in general. Even after the common cold, the road to recovery can last days, as the body's natural immune system works its way back into fighting form. What can be done to ease this bumpy road? Drink more tea. Road to Recovery Wellness tea draws on the power of citrus to help restore strength and nutrients to the body. According to practitioners of Ayurveda, India's traditional medicine, citrus fruits can help the liver, cure fevers and restore acidic balance in the body. The next time you're feeling under the weather, whether self-imposed or otherwise, we hope you'll fire up the kettle and brew yourself a trip on the Road to Recovery.
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: Thailand, Turkey, Egypt, China
Region(s): Sing Buri, Malkara, Nile River Delta, Yunnan
Luxury Ingredients: Lemongrass, Licorice, Camomile, Lemon pieces, Gynostemma.
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.