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March 2017 Discovery Box Plus Steeping Guide

Black Tea Almond Praline Black Tea Dried Apricot Black Tea Grey Day Fruit Tea Roasted Almond Green Tea Organic Bouquet Green Tea Organic Daydreamer's Blend Green Tea Pearadox March 2017 Discovery Plus Teas Rooibos Tea Lemon & Lemon Rooibos Tea Raspberry Swirl Wellness Tea Jump Start

March Steeping Guide

March is so much about awakening for us. 

We've had a long, cold, dark stretch of winter months that have kept us huddled inside with a nice warm cup of tea every day (or every few hours if you're like us). 

I don't know about you, but we're ready to celebrate the warmer months already. March is when the hints of spring start to appear, a little flower bud there, and little melting here. Most importantly, our bodies are ready to come out of hibernation. 

March's teas are there to help you do just that! The amazing Wellness Tea Jump Start helps your body hit the reset button, and kickstart your endurance and metabolism back to life. It's got a very simple flavor, but does so much for you. 

Another fantastic burst of energy comes from our Rooibos Tea Lemon & Lemon. This tea wakes up the senses, and is so bright in flavor! 

We selected all of the teas to be perfect for cold drinking as well (if you dare). There are instructions for cold brewing and iced tea preparation on each bag you receive. Turn up the heat, and make some delicious cold brewed Green Tea Pearadox!

The Steeping Instructions below are meant as a guideline for you to steep your teas. If you prefer a stronger taste, we recommend adding up to .5 tsp extra of tea. Don't steep the tea for longer, as some of the teas have been timed to release the right amount of flavor and ensure no bitterness will result. If you have any questions, we're always here to help!

Here are the 7 delicious teas you have in your box this month and how to make them (Extra 2oz Teas are towards the bottom): 


Fruit Tea Roasted Almond

Fruit Tea Roasted Almond

 flavors: roasted almond • apple • sweet citrus

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Tasting Notes: Light and bright apple notes are followed by roasted almonds, and a nice touch of sweet citrus. This tea doesn't need much, it's very sweet!

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 12+ min. 

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your mug/teacup and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep at least 12 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 3 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 12+ min. 

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your teapot and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep at least 12 minutes.

 

Green Tea Organic Daydreamer's Blend

 

Green Tea Organic Daydreamer's Blend

flavors: clove • peppermint

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Tasting Notes: You don't expect green tea to have a warming effect, but this tea warms you on the inside. The clove and peppermint very subtly flavor this tea, and don't overpower each other. You won't get a big punch of spices, but rather a slow build of spices on the tongue. Delicious with honey! 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 180º • Steep for 4 min. 

Boil fresh water, pour into mug and wait 30 sec. Place tea in your mug/teacup and wet the tea by swirling or dunking. Let steep 4 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 180º • Steep for 3 min.

Boil fresh water, pour into teapot and wait 30 sec. Place tea in your teapot and wet the tea by swirling or dunking. Let steep 3 minutes.

 

 

Wellness Tea Jump Start

 

Wellness Tea Jump Start

flavors: cinnamon • rooibos

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Tasting Notes: Honey, grassy aroma. This one is very lightly cinnamon flavored, and is more about the effects of the herbs. 

Chickweed: Anti-bacterial, saponins help absorption of nutrients, can assist in breaking down fat cells.
Eleuthero: reduces fatigue, and increases stamina.
Tulsi: Stress relieving (you can read more here).

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 7 min. 

Boil fresh water to a soft boil (not hard, rapid boil). Place tea in your mug/teacup and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 7 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 6 min.

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 6 minutes.

Multiple Infusions: I've played around with this one, you can easily add about a .5 tsp more of the tea for a second steep. It's delicious for a second cup!

 

Rooibos Tea Lemon & Lemon

Rooibos Tea Lemon & Lemon

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 flavors: lemon • lemongrass

Tasting Notes: This is literally sunshine in a cup. The bright lemon flavors are rounded out by the lemongrass notes. 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 5 min. 

bolder cup: 1.5 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 5 min. 

Boil fresh water to a soft boil (not hard, rapid boil). Place tea in your mug/teacup and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 5 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 4 min.

Boil fresh water to a soft boil (not hard, rapid boil). Place tea in teapot and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes.

Black Tea Grey Day

 

Black Tea Grey Day

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flavors: bergamot

Tasting Notes: The difference with this early grey is the smoothness. It's absolutely smooth and the bergamot flavor doesn't hit you over the head, making it really drinkable (even without milk). It will turn any "grey day" into a sublime Grey Day. Great with milk, lemon, however you enjoy it! 

 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 4 min.

Boil fresh water to a soft boil (not hard, rapid boil). Place tea in your mug/teacup and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 4. 

Teapot (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 3 min. 

Boil fresh water to a soft boil (not hard, rapid boil). Place tea in your teapot and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 3 minutes. 

Teapot+Milk (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 205º • Steep for 4 min. Add milk.

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your teapot and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes. Add milk (preferably warmed).


Green Tea Pearadox

Green Tea Pearadox

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 flavors: juicy pear • smoke

Tasting Notes: This tea is nothing, if not surprising! We couldn't wait to share this one with you. It starts off innocently with sweet pear aromas, and then boom, lights out. Smokey notes from the green tea contrast perfectly with the sweet pear essence. This tea is insanely good cold, hot or anything in between. 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 175º • Steep for 2 min. 

Boil fresh water, pour into mug and wait 1 min. Place tea in your mug/teacup and wet the tea by swirling or dunking.. Let steep 2 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 175º • Steep for 1 min.

Boil fresh water, pour into teapot and wait 1 min. Place tea in your teapot and wet the tea by swirling or dunking. Let steep 1 minute.

   

Black Tea Almond Praline


Black Tea Almond Praline

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 flavors: almond • praline • bourbon

Tasting Notes: Be prepared for a rich, scintillating cup of deep and dark almond bourbon notes. This one is absolutely delicious with a splash of milk and good teaspoon of sugar.

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 4 min. 

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your mug/teacup and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 3 min.

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your teapot and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 3 minutes.

Teapot+Milk (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 3 min. Add milk.

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your teapot and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes. Add milk (preferably warmed).

Extra 2oz Teas:

 

Black Tea this month:

Black Tea Dried Apricot

Black Tea Dried Apricot

 flavors: dried apricot 

Tasting Notes: An intoxicating aroma of luscious Apricots with honey-like flavor and a nice mouthfeel. 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 rounded tsp • 212º • Steep for 3 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over leaves in your mug or teacup. Let steep for 3 min.

Teapot (8oz water) lighter cup: 1.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 3 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over leaves in your teapot. Let steep for 3 min.

Teapot (8oz water) bolder cup: 2 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 3 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over leaves in your teapot. Let steep for 3 min.



Green Tea this month: 
Green Tea Organic Bouquet 

Green Tea Organic Bouquet

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flavors: rose • lemon • jasmine

Tasting Notes: Light and refreshing! This tea is so delicious, and will brighten any gloomy day with it's floral citrus flavors.

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 175º • Steep for 3 min. 

Boil fresh water, pour into mug and wait 45 sec. Place tea in your mug/teacup and wet the tea by swirling or dunking. Let steep 3 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 175º • Steep for 2 min.

Boil fresh water, pour into mug and wait 45 sec. Place tea in your mug/teacup and wet the tea by swirling or dunking. Let steep 2 minutes.

Wellness/Herbal Tea this month: 
Rooibos Tea Raspberry Swirl

Rooibos Tea Raspberry Swirl

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flavors: raspberry • vanilla 

Tasting Notes: This tea is really great for satisfying a sweet craving! You'll enjoy the bright raspberry flavor, bursting with juiciness!

 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 5 min. 

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your mug/teacup and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 5 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 4 min.

Boil fresh water to a rapid boil. Place tea in your teapot and pour hot water over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes.



Extra Sample of:

Wellness Tea Golden Spice Delight

 

General Recommendations:

If you have a tea kettle with a built in thermometer you can pour hot water directly on tea leaves, without waiting.

It's recommended to use a tea filter bag or infuser that allows the leaves to float freely.

Adding more tea makes it taste stronger, not steeping the tea leaves longer.

Don't use microwave heated water, the lack of oxygen will make your tea taste flat.

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