This robust raspberry tea delivers delicious raspberry flavour that pairs well with luxury black tea leaves from Sri Lanka. With real freeze-dried raspberries, this delicious tea is incredible served hot or cold!
Ingredients: Luxury black tea, Raspberry, Blackberry Leaf, Rose 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 3-5 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!
Raspberries grow on a cane – were you aware of this fact? The raspberry offers more than just good taste providing amany familiar and unfamiliar nutritional qualities. Are you aware that the berries contain other protective influences including compounds that relate to potential protective effects on health and disease? These powerful phyto chemicals found in fruits, such as the raspberry bring them into the spotlight of nutraceuticals. Recently there has been new research looking at raspberries as an antioxidant. Couple this with the known natural goodness of the antioxidants in tea and you have a healthy winner! This tea is particularly refreshing with ice – another reason to try raspberry tea. (Add a pinch of sugar as the sugar binds with the raspberry flavor molecules, intensifying the distinctive taste.)
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