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December 2016 Tea Discovery Steeping Guide

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December Steeping Guide

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday behind us, we can finally sit back and relax with a cup of delicious tea. Even though we've been busy (as you have been too), we always take a moment to sit and reflect with a cup of tea. 

We're very excited to share with you this month's tea lineup!

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: 



Black Tea Organic Irish Breakfast

Black Tea Organic Irish Breakfast

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 notes: malty • medium body

Tasting Notes: This tea screams for milk and sugar. It's so smooth and satisfying.

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 2 min. 

Place tea in your mug/teacup. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 2 minutes.

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

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 3 minutes.

Teapot+Milk (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 3 min. Add milk. (recommended method)

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 3 minutes. Add warm milk.



Green Tea Organic Market Chai

Green Tea Organic Market Chai

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 flavors: cardamom • nutmeg • cinnamon

Tasting Notes: The smokiness of the gunpowder green tea lends itself to this unique chai. We'd never had a green tea chai before, but this one blew us away with it's delicate, yet bold spicey flavors.

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 175º • Steep for 5 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 5 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 175º • Steep for 4 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 4 minutes.

Teapot+Milk (8oz water): 3 level tsp • 175º • Steep for 5 min. Add warm milk.

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 5 minutes. Add warm milk.
Rooibos Tea Organic Orange Creme

Rooibos Tea Organic Orange Creme

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flavors: orange • licorice 

Tasting Notes: An orange creamsicle in a cup. Need we say more??

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 4 min. 

Place tea in your mug/teacup. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes.

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

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 3 minutes.

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

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes. Add milk.

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Black Tea Organic Peppermint Zing

 

Black Tea Organic Peppermint Zing

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flavors: peppermint • ginger • orange

Tasting Notes: This tea will wake you up with it's intense peppermint, and keep you going with the black tea. It's a great breakfast tea!

Steeping instructions: 

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

Place tea in your mug/teacup. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes.

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

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 3 minutes.

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

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes.



Rooibos Tea Forest Chai

Rooibos Tea Forest Chai

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flavors: cacao • ginger • rosemary  

Tasting Notes: A deep dark chocolatey forest awaits you with this tea. This tea will surprise you with its depth and certainly delights us with the rosemary note on the finish.

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 6 min. 

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

Teapot (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 5 min.

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 5 minutes.

Teapot+Milk (8oz water): 2.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 6 min. Add warm milk. 

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

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Wellness Tea Stress Cure

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flavors: chamomile • lemongrass • tulsi  

Tasting Notes: This tea takes you straight into a calm place, it's wonderful before bed or on days when you're stretching yourself thin, or have feel un-centered.

Tulsi has long been known for it's restorative properties. It brings back balance and harmony to your body with it's stress relief, natural detoxification, and stamina boosting abilities.

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 6 min. 

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

Teapot (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 5 min.

Place tea in your mug/teacup. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 5 minutes.


Black Tea Simply Cinnamon

Black Tea Simply Cinnamon

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 flavors: cinnamon

Tasting Notes: We enjoyed this tea for it's straightforward cinnamon flavor that warms us from toe to nose. This one is fantastic with milk and sugar.

Steeping instructions: 

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

Place tea in your mug/teacup. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes.

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

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 3 minutes.

Teapot+Milk (8oz water): 2 rounded tsp • 212º • Steep for 4 min. Add milk.

Place tea in your teapot. Boil fresh water and wait 30 seconds before pouring over the tea. Let steep 4 minutes. Add milk.

  

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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