Sweet character with a smooth but intense peach apricot flavor.
astringent full-bodied taste
Decaffinated Black Tea, Dried Apricot, Freeze Dried Peach, Freeze Dried Apricot, Blackberry Leaves, Sunflower Petals, Calendula Petals, Natural Flavors
The scientific name for the domestic peach is ‘prunus persica’. The name ‘prunus’ is a genus that included some of the beloved trees and shrubs such as plums, apricots and peaches. Most ‘stone’ fruits are indigenous to warm climates and produce fruit from June through to September. Peaches were originally cultivated in China some 4000 years ago and were later introduced into India and Persia, then Japan and Europe. South Carolina and Georgia both declared peach as the official fruit. The Chinese considered the peach as a sign of long life and immortality.
Apricot also originated in central Asia but hardier types were propagated in Europe and the Mediterranean countries with the result that the best apricots now come from these areas. Apricots are generally sweet, aromatic and flavorful. And bothe of these extrodinary fruits blend wonderfully with our own CO2 oxidized black tea.
FOR HOT TEA:
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into teapot. Add boiling water, cover and let steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste. Acceptable to consume 'Straight Up'
FOR COLD TEA:
*One Quart* Place 6 teaspoons of tea in a heat resistant pitcher. Add 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with ice water. Added steeped tea and fill with ice water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. (Please note: Top quality tea may cloud when iced (it is okay) due to their high flavoid/ polyphenol levels).