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October 2016 Steeping Guide

Black Tea Chocolate Cashew Black Tea Cinnamon Orange Black Tea Dried Apricot Fruit Tea Roasted Almond Green Tea Jasmine Lavender Herbal Tea Organic Berry Flame instructions steeping steeping guide Wellness Tea First Response

This month is all about warm sweaters, crisp air, apple cider, and pumpkin spice. 

We are ready to embrace all that Fall has to offer, and we hope our delicious loose leaf teas do this magical season some justice. 

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.

Here are the 7 delicious teas you have in your box this month and how to make them: 



Black Tea Caramel Cashew

Black Tea Chocolate Cashew

 flavors: raw cacao • roasted cashews • caramel 

Tasting Notes: Deep dark delicious chocolate notes are followed by creamy caramel with roasted nuts. 

Steeping instructions: 

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

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over leaves in your mug or teacup. Let Steep for 4 min.

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

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over leaves in your teapot. Let Steep for 4 min.

The Teapot method will yield more caramel flavor.

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

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over leaves in your teapot. Add milk of your choice.



Green Tea Organic Jasmine Lavender

Green Tea Organic Jasmine Lavender

flavors: jasmine blossoms • lavender • dried citrus peel 

Tasting Notes: This tea surprised us at every turn! It starts out with a beautiful balanced flavor of Jasmine and Lavender, but it's perfectly tempered with Yuzu-like citrus notes. This is an excellent tea to steep 2 or 3 times consecutively. 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1.5 level tsp • 170º • Steep for 2.5 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water into your mug or teacup. Wait 1 min. Add tea leaves and wet them by swirling or dunking. Let steep for exactly 2.5 minutes.

We recommend Orange Blossom honey as a sweetener to bring out the citrus flavors.

Teapot (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 170º • Steep for 2 min.

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water into your teapot. Wait 1 min. Add tea leaves and wet them by swirling or dunking. Let steep for exactly 2 minutes.

The teapot method will result in a more balanced jasmine and citrus flavor.

Second Infusion: 170º - 3 min (more citrus flavors). Third Infusion: 170º - 3.5-4 min (Citrus, almost no Lavender).

 

Black Tea Cinnamon Orange

Black Tea Cinnamon Orange

flavors: cinnamon • orange 

Tasting Notes: The aroma of this tea is addictive! Bright and fiery cinnamon is balanced with a punchy and sweet citrus flavor. All of this excitement is rounded out by the smooth and rich black tea base. We don't recommend any sweeteners or milk with this one. 

Steeping instructions: 

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

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over leaves in your mug or teacup. Let Steep for 4 min.

We don't recommend any sweeteners or milk.

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.


Fruit Tea Roasted Almond

Fruit Tea Roasted Almond

flavors: roasted almond • apple • sweet citrus  

Tasting Notes: Light and bright apple notes are followed by roasted almonds, and a nice touch of sweet citrus. This one will surprise you!

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 2 level tsp • 195º • Steep for 12-14 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water into your mug or teacup. Add tea and wet by swirling or dunking. Let steep for 12-14 minutes.

Teapot (8oz water): 3 level tsp • 195º • Steep for 12-14 min.

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water into your teapot. Add tea and them by swirling or dunking. Let steep for 12-14 minutes.

Herbal Tea Organic Berry Flame

Herbal Tea Organic Berry Flame

flavors: tart berry • spicy pepper • orange peel  

Tasting Notes: A truly unique savory tea that has so much complexity in its layers of flavors. A bright berry ginger aroma is followed by a delicious tart hibiscus and spicy finish. 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 2.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 6 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour Boiling water over tea in your mug or teacup. Let Steep for 6 min.

Teapot (8oz water) lighter cup : 2.5 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 5 min.

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour Boiling water over tea in your teapot. Let Steep for 5 min.

Teapot (8oz water) bolder cup : 3 level tsp • 212º • Steep for 6 min.

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour Boiling water over tea in your teapot. Let Steep for 6 min.



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.



Wellness Tea First Response

Wellness Tea First Response

flavors: peppermint • echinacea • berry 

Tasting Notes: Drink this tea at the first signs of any cold. The minty herbal flavor is followed by berry notes. 

Steeping instructions: 

Mug (8oz water): 1 rounded tsp • 212º • Steep for 3-5 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over tea in your mug or teacup. Let Steep for 3-5 min.

Teapot (8oz water): 2 rounded tsp • 212º • Steep for 3-5 min. 

Boil water, wait 30 seconds. Pour boiling water over tea in your teapot. Let Steep for 3-5 min.

Second Infusion: 212º - 4 min. Third Infusion: 212º - 5 min. 

 

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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