August 2017

Steeping Guide


       

August is one of the hottest months, and we've got the right teas to cool you down.

Many of our teas this month are fruity focused. Some of them have just a hint of fruit, and some are like a big tropical basket of fruit exploding into your mouth. We invite you to explore the different ways that fruit can enhance a tea leaf and create unique blends. You may be surprised at what new flavors you enjoy!

Find out more about your teas this month, by selecting a subscription below.

Steeping Tip: If you don't have a thermometer for your tea, or you're on the go, use the instructions with the  symbol to get your water to the correct temp.

Tea Explorer

View all August Tea Explorer teas in the shop

This new subscription is great for when your overwhelmed with tea at the moment, but still want to continue receiving great teas from us this month. It's also great if you want a more budget-friendly option.

If you're a current subscriber, and you need a bit more time to finish your teas, you can switch to this subscription for next month and resume your box the following month. 

Our Tea Explorer is fantastic for just a bit of surprise and delight every month. 

Black Tea Mango and Blooms

This tea is all Mango pieces and vanilla pieces perfectly blended for a smooth experience. The black tea base gives this tea a nice medium body, without being too heavy of a black tea. Beautiful flower petals make this tea pretty to look at and also a bit fancy. 

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 7 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 3 min.

For 205º water: Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

Green Tea Island Escape

Luscious coconuts wake up your taste buds! This tea has a serious coconut flavor for an amazing island escape. No need to pack your bags for your next vacation, you'll find it in your cup!

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 3 tsp of tea

Mug Prep (8oz water): 1 overflowing tsp • 185º • Steep for 2 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 185º • Steep for 1.5 min.

For 185º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 25-30 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Black Tea Blood Orange

This tea is has a delicious medium-bodied black tea base, punctuated by a tart citrus finish. It's not overly citrus-y, so it won't give you an acidic after-feeling. It's a gorgeous tea iced or hot!

Mug Prep  (8oz water): 1.5 tsp • 200º • Steep for 4 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 200º • Steep for 3 min.

 For 200º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 15-20 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Green Blend Papaya Kiss

This tea is a really unique blend of Sencha, Lung Ching, and Pai Mu Tan teas with just a touch of Papaya. Sencha is a bright green, sea-flavored tea from Japan. Lung Ching, also known as Dragonwell, is known for it's a delicate nutty and green flavor and is highly prize. Pai Mu Tan (aka White Peony) is a white tea made from the top two leaves of the tea plant. This white tea is only oxidized in the sun, and has the least oxidation of all three of the teas that make up Papaya Kiss. A soft Papaya flavor rounds out this tea. Exceptional iced. 

Mug Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp •165º • Steep for 3 min.    

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp •165º • Steep for 2 min. 

  For 165º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 50-55 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.




Black Tea Blood Orange

This tea is has a delicious medium-bodied black tea base, punctuated by a tart citrus finish. It's not overly citrus-y, so it won't give you an acidic after-feeling. It's a gorgeous tea iced or hot!

Mug Prep  (8oz water): 1.5 tsp • 200º • Steep for 4 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 200º • Steep for 3 min.

 For 200º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 15-20 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Green Tea Island Escape

Luscious coconuts wake up your taste buds! This tea has a serious coconut flavor for an amazing island escape. No need to pack your bags for your next vacation, you'll find it in your cup!

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 3 tsp of tea

Mug Prep (8oz water): 1 overflowing tsp • 185º • Steep for 2 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 185º • Steep for 1.5 min.

For 185º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 25-30 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Black Tea Mango and Blooms

This tea is all Mango pieces and vanilla pieces perfectly blended for a smooth experience. The black tea base gives this tea a nice medium body, without being too heavy of a black tea. Beautiful flower petals make this tea pretty to look at and also a bit fancy. 

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 7 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 3 min.

For 205º water: Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

Green Blend Papaya Kiss

This tea is a really unique blend of Sencha, Lung Ching, and Pai Mu Tan teas with just a touch of Papaya. Sencha is a bright green, sea-flavored tea from Japan. Lung Ching, also known as Dragonwell, is known for it's a delicate nutty and green flavor and is highly prize. Pai Mu Tan (aka White Peony) is a white tea made from the top two leaves of the tea plant. This white tea is only oxidized in the sun, and has the least oxidation of all three of the teas that make up Papaya Kiss. A soft Papaya flavor rounds out this tea. Exceptional iced. 

Mug Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp •165º • Steep for 3 min.    

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp •165º • Steep for 2 min. 

  For 165º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 50-55 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Fruit Tea Tropical Twist

This tea will win you over with it's perfectly balanced pineapple and mango flavor. It's just a simple and straightforward tea that's incredibly addictive. There's a sweet finish, so you may not need any sweetener with this one.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 4 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp • 212º • Steep for 7 min.

For 212º water: Rapidly boil fresh water, until you see violent big bubbles erupting on the surface of the water. You can pour boiling water directly over the tea.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician if you are pregnant or nursing before consuming this tea. Some ingredients are not intended for children under age 18.

Wellness Body Refresh 

This tea is all about getting your body back in balance. This tea has a warm and soothing flavor, with a cinnamon-like flavor, punctuated by fenugreek. It has a slightly bitter finish, so we recommend a touch of sweetener to soften the finish. 
Burdock root: assists in detoxifying the blood and calms skin issues. 
Marshmallow root: assists the body in flushing the kidneys and bladder.  
Yellow dock: a detoxifier for the liver, blood, and aids digestion
.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 5 tsp of tea

Mug  Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 6 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 5 min.

For 205º water:  Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

White Tea Elder Pom

The name of this tea may be a bit curious, and the flavor of this is just as unique. Elderflower blossoms are characterized by honey notes, and Pomegranate is an intense and tart fruit. Together, they blend to make a light and fruity, honey-like flavor that kisses this White tea. Has an amazing mouthfeel, with an intensity rarely seen in a white tea. The White tea is Organic in this blend, and the added pomegranate essence  is natural. 

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

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

  For 160º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 1 min. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Fruit Tea Roasted Almond

Light and bright apple notes are followed by roasted almonds, and a nice touch of sweet citrus. It has a gorgeous pink color from the beetroot pieces. This one will surprise you!

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 6 tsp of tea

Mug Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp • 195º • Steep for 12-14 min.  
Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  3 tsp • 195º • Steep for 12-14 min.

  For 195º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 15 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Black Tea
Nuts for Lychee

This medium bodied black tea is perfect for the morning pick me up or afternoon lull. It's got a nice kick of caffeine without being too overbearing. If you've never had lychee, it's a delicious, juicy, floral fruit. This tea would be delicious with some almond or coconut milk splashed in.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 7 tsp of tea

Mug Prep (8oz water): 1 tsp • 205º • Steep for 4 min. 
Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  1.5 tsp • 205º • Steep for 3 min.

  For 205º water: Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

Green Tea Houjini


Get ready to experience something different with this tea. This tea is the only Japanese tea that's roasted, as opposed to steamed. It has less caffeine content making it perfect for afternoon/evening consumption. It's so perfectly balanced and has a beautiful mouthfeel. 

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup cool water to 4 tsp of tea

Mug Prep (8oz water) : 1.5 level tsp • 180º • Steep for 4 min. 
Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  1.5 tsp • 180º • Steep for 3 min.

  For 180º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 30-35 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Steeping Tip: If you like your tea bolder or richer, add up to .5 tsp extra instead of steeping it longer. Steeping tea for longer than what is recommended will result in bitter tea or a flat taste. 

Black Tea Blood Orange

This tea is has a delicious medium-bodied black tea base, punctuated by a tart citrus finish. It's not overly citrus-y, so it won't give you an acidic after-feeling. It's a gorgeous tea iced or hot!

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 7 tsp of tea

Mug  Prep (8oz water): 1.5 tsp • 200º • Steep for 4 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 200º • Steep for 3 min.

For 200º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 15-20 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Green Tea Island Escape

Luscious coconuts wake up your taste buds! This tea has a serious coconut flavor for an amazing island escape. No need to pack your bags for your next vacation, you'll find it in your cup!

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 3 tsp of tea

Mug Prep (8oz water): 1 overflowing tsp • 185º • Steep for 2 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 185º • Steep for 1.5 min.

For 185º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 25-30 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Black Tea Mango and Blooms

This tea is all Mango pieces and vanilla pieces perfectly blended for a smooth experience. The black tea base gives this tea a nice medium body, without being too heavy of a black tea. Beautiful flower petals make this tea pretty to look at and also a bit fancy. 

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 7 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 3 min.

For 205º water: Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

Green Blend Papaya Kiss

This tea is a really unique blend of Sencha, Lung Ching, and Pai Mu Tan teas with just a touch of Papaya. Sencha is a bright green, sea-flavored tea from Japan. Lung Ching, also known as Dragonwell, is known for it's a delicate nutty and green flavor and is highly prize. Pai Mu Tan (aka White Peony) is a white tea made from the top two leaves of the tea plant. This white tea is only oxidized in the sun, and has the least oxidation of all three of the teas that make up Papaya Kiss. A soft Papaya flavor rounds out this tea. Exceptional iced. 

Mug Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp •165º • Steep for 3 min.    

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp •165º • Steep for 2 min. 

  For 165º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 50-55 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Fruit Tea Tropical Twist

This tea will win you over with it's perfectly balanced pineapple and mango flavor. It's just a simple and straightforward tea that's incredibly addictive. There's a sweet finish, so you may not need any sweetener with this one.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 4 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp • 212º • Steep for 7 min.

For 212º water: Rapidly boil fresh water, until you see violent big bubbles erupting on the surface of the water. You can pour boiling water directly over the tea.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician if you are pregnant or nursing before consuming this tea. Some ingredients are not intended for children under age 18.

Wellness Body Refresh 

This tea is all about getting your body back in balance. This tea has a warm and soothing flavor, with a cinnamon-like flavor, punctuated by fenugreek. It has a slightly bitter finish, so we recommend a touch of sweetener to soften the finish. 
Burdock root: assists in detoxifying the blood and calms skin issues. 
Marshmallow root: assists the body in flushing the kidneys and bladder.  
Yellow dock: a detoxifier for the liver, blood, and aids digestion
.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 5 tsp of tea

Mug  Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 6 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 5 min.

For 205º water:  Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

White Tea Elder Pom

The name of this tea may be a bit curious, and the flavor of this is just as unique. Elderflower blossoms are characterized by honey notes, and Pomegranate is an intense and tart fruit. Together, they blend to make a light and fruity, honey-like flavor that kisses this White tea. Has an amazing mouthfeel, with an intensity rarely seen in a white tea. The White tea is Organic in this blend, and the added pomegranate essence  is natural. 

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

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

  For 160º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 1 min. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Steeping Tip: You can use a glass teapot for almost any tea because of it's porosity and it's heat retention. Metal teapots tend to be too hot for delicate green or white teas. 

Green Tea Island Escape

Luscious coconuts wake up your taste buds! This tea has a serious coconut flavor for an amazing island escape. No need to pack your bags for your next vacation, you'll find it in your cup!

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 3 tsp of tea

Mug Prep (8oz water): 1 overflowing tsp • 185º • Steep for 2 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 185º • Steep for 1.5 min.

For 185º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 25-30 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Black Tea Mango and Blooms

This tea is all Mango pieces and vanilla pieces perfectly blended for a smooth experience. The black tea base gives this tea a nice medium body, without being too heavy of a black tea. Beautiful flower petals make this tea pretty to look at and also a bit fancy. 

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 7 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 3 min.

For 205º water: Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

Green Blend Papaya Kiss

This tea is a really unique blend of Sencha, Lung Ching, and Pai Mu Tan teas with just a touch of Papaya. Sencha is a bright green, sea-flavored tea from Japan. Lung Ching, also known as Dragonwell, is known for it's a delicate nutty and green flavor and is highly prize. Pai Mu Tan (aka White Peony) is a white tea made from the top two leaves of the tea plant. This white tea is only oxidized in the sun, and has the least oxidation of all three of the teas that make up Papaya Kiss. A soft Papaya flavor rounds out this tea. Exceptional iced. 

Mug Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp •165º • Steep for 3 min.    

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp •165º • Steep for 2 min. 

  For 165º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 50-55 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Fruit Tea Tropical Twist

This tea will win you over with it's perfectly balanced pineapple and mango flavor. It's just a simple and straightforward tea that's incredibly addictive. There's a sweet finish, so you may not need any sweetener with this one.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 4 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp • 212º • Steep for 7 min.

For 212º water: Rapidly boil fresh water, until you see violent big bubbles erupting on the surface of the water. You can pour boiling water directly over the tea.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician if you are pregnant or nursing before consuming this tea. Some ingredients are not intended for children under age 18.

Wellness Body Refresh 

This tea is all about getting your body back in balance. This tea has a warm and soothing flavor, with a cinnamon-like flavor, punctuated by fenugreek. It has a slightly bitter finish, so we recommend a touch of sweetener to soften the finish. 
Burdock root: assists in detoxifying the blood and calms skin issues. 
Marshmallow root: assists the body in flushing the kidneys and bladder.  
Yellow dock: a detoxifier for the liver, blood, and aids digestion
.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 5 tsp of tea

Mug  Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 6 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 5 min.

For 205º water:  Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

White Tea Elder Pom

The name of this tea may be a bit curious, and the flavor of this is just as unique. Elderflower blossoms are characterized by honey notes, and Pomegranate is an intense and tart fruit. Together, they blend to make a light and fruity, honey-like flavor that kisses this White tea. Has an amazing mouthfeel, with an intensity rarely seen in a white tea. The White tea is Organic in this blend, and the added pomegranate essence  is natural. 

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

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

  For 160º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 1 min. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Premium Black Tea Organic Darjeeling Oolong

This is sooo smooth, you'll wonder how you ever drank another Darjeeling tea. Enjoy this special tea with friends or indulge by yourself. If you want to add sweetener, start with less and add more if needed. 

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

*recommended Teapot Prep  (8oz water):   tsp • 212º • Steep for 4 min. 

 For 212º water: Rapidly boil fresh water, until you see violent big bubbles erupting on the surface of the water. You can pour boiling water directly over the tea.

Premium White Tea Bergamot Vanilla

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Premium White Tea Bergamot Vanilla

This is the lighter more delicate cousin of Earl Grey. Notes of Bergamot and Vanilla waft up from this delicious cup of antioxidant-rich premium white tea. The Pai Mu Tan (White Peony) leaves are very minimally oxidized; allowed to dry in the sun to help retain all of the nutrients. Only unopened buds or the top two leaves are classified as Pai Mu Tan.

Cold Brew Ratio: 1 cup cool water to 2 rounded tsp of tea

Mug  Prep (8oz water): 1 rounded tsp • 180º • Steep for 3 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):   2 rounded tsp • 180º • Steep for 2 min. 

 For 180º water: Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 30-35 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.

Steeping Tip: If you're using a paper filter for your tea on the go or for less cleanup, make sure to give the tea some space to expand, by shaking the filter to distribute the tea leaves evenly. After you shake, place the tea in your vessel and wet the tea. You'll get a more even infusion with this method.

Wellness Herbal Discovery   

View all August Wellness Herbal teas in the shop

Fruit Tea Tropical Twist

This tea will win you over with it's perfectly balanced pineapple and mango flavor. It's just a simple and straightforward tea that's incredibly addictive. There's a sweet finish, so you may not need any sweetener with this one.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 4 tsp of tea

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

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2.5 tsp • 212º • Steep for 7 min.

For 212º water: Rapidly boil fresh water, until you see violent big bubbles erupting on the surface of the water. You can pour boiling water directly over the tea.


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Consult with your physician if you are pregnant or nursing before consuming this tea. Some ingredients are not intended for children under age 18.

Wellness Body Refresh 

This tea is all about getting your body back in balance. This tea has a warm and soothing flavor, with a cinnamon-like flavor, punctuated by fenugreek. It has a slightly bitter finish, so we recommend a touch of sweetener to soften the finish. 
Burdock root: assists in detoxifying the blood and calms skin issues. 
Marshmallow root: assists the body in flushing the kidneys and bladder.  
Yellow dock: a detoxifier for the liver, blood, and aids digestion
.

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 5 tsp of tea

Mug  Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 6 min. 

Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  2 tsp • 205º • Steep for 5 min.

For 205º water:  Boil fresh water to a soft boil where small bubbles start erupting on the surface. Pour over tea.

Fruit Tea Roasted Almond    

Light and bright apple notes are followed by roasted almonds, and a nice touch of sweet citrus. It has a gorgeous pink color from the beetroot pieces. This one will surprise you! 

Iced Tea Ratio: 1 cup boiling water to 6 tsp of tea 

Mug Prep (8oz water): 2 tsp • 195º • Steep for 12-14 min.   
Teapot Prep  (8oz water):  3 tsp • 195º • Steep for 12-14 min. 

For 195º water:  Boil fresh water, pour into your cup/pot and wait 15 seconds. Then add tea. Make sure to dunk or swirl to wet the tea properly.


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