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Mountain Huckleberry Tea
Mountain Huckleberry Tea

Mountain Huckleberry Tea

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Huckleberry, a delicious wild berry from Sri Lanka, makes this tea a unique and tasty drink that can be enjoyed any time of the day. This delicious tea combines luxury black tea leaves with rosehip pieces and dried berries that make for an exquisite aroma and delicious taste.

Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Rosehips, Raspberry, Cornflower petals, Natural flavours

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 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’.

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!

A versatile fruit that is not to be confused with the famous Mark Twain novel, Huckleberry Finn. Indigenous to higher elevations thriving in an acid soil and a close relative of the blueberry, this fruit has a sweet robust albeit tart flavor (when compared to its blueberry cousin) and is generally not cultivated commercially. There is limited availability of huckleberries which probably accounts for part if its popularity. The huckleberries are a favorite food of bears and are thus adventurous to pick! There is a certain amount of wilderness factor associated with the huckleberry which make them quite scrumptious and a true delicacy.

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