Makes an absolutely tremendous iced tea! A flavourful combination of fruity peaches and apricots, complimented by luxury black tea leaves. Ideal for those hot summer days when you need something to keep you refreshed and cool.
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Papaya, Apricot, Peach, Blackberries, Calendula, Sunflower, Natural flavours
Makes an absolutely tremendous iced tea! A tasty combination of mellow peaches with deep full flavour
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 (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!
If you can think of a fruit combination that sounds juicier, more delicious, or more sumptuous than peach apricot, please let us know. And evidently we aren’t the first to hold that opinion. In China, archaeologists working during the time of Chairman Mao discovered evidence of people enjoying apricots and peaches together at least 4000 years ago. From those ancient times, both fruits eventually made their way westward in the form of cuttings and seedlings, traveling via Persia to the Mediterranean regions of Italy and Spain. In Italy, both fruits flourished and rose in such popularity that they became noted favorites of various rulers of the Roman Empire. So what makes the fruits go so well together? The key is in their delicate, intensely sweet flavor profiles. The characters of both fruits together blend into a harmonious explosion of citrus-y goodness. And what makes them blend so well with a high grown Ceylon tea? The answer to that question is the natural acidity, and astringent qualities of both. Try a cup for yourself and discover what makes this one of our most special flavored teas. Peach and apricot – 4000 years of history can’t be wrong!