Uniquely delicate and rich in flavour, this tea is made with the highest quality Sri Lankan tea with a pleasant nutty character that goes well with a dash of milk. It maintains a subtle balance between the sweetness of almond and its astringency
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Almonds, Sunflower, Calendula, Natural flavours
Allergens: Contains Almonds
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-5 minutes (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straightup’.
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
Almonds. Where to begin? Shakespeare mentions them in Troilus and Cressida writing, “The parrot will not do more for an Almond”. Neither would the medieval Europeans who loved almonds so much that when the Queen of France conducted an inventory of her chateau in 1372 they turned up only 20 lbs of sugar but 500 lbs of almonds! Originally from the Middle East, the nuts are even mentioned in the Bible – the rod of Aaron was an almond branch. Who knew? What we know is that the sweet nutty character of the almond, Latin: amandela, perfectly suits this astringent high grown Ceylon tea. It is truly one of our more interesting flavored teas.