Digits bourbon barrel aged Assam, Ceylon and Keemun full leaf black teas, coconut flakes, cassia and vanilla extract.
Blend No. 33 – The digits on Scottie's jersey
For best flavor, bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to a boil (212 degrees). Steep 1 sachet for a leisurely five minutes while practicing your free throws.
- Select an Ingredient:
- Cassia Bark
- coconut flakes
Indian Black Tea
Assam tea is the biggest, brightest, richest and most astringent tea made. It is the backbone to breakfast style teas of nearly all brand and quality although it is also used in many blends for body and top notes. Assam is less floral and has more bread or biscuit-like flavor than other origins, and is often described as malty or coppery.
The Assam region is located in Northeast India, and borders Bhutan and Bangladesh. At near sea level, this region produces teas that are full flavored, rich, and chewy with distinct characteristics of caramel and malt. The best teas from this region are plucked and processed in June and July, a harvest also known as the 2nd Flush.
Often called cinnamon, cassia is a spice with a significantly different flavor profile than true cinnamon. Grown in subtropical climates, its taste varies widely by origin, and quality is judged by the volatile oil content. In Kerinci in Sumatra, cassia bark is stripped and dried year round from a revolving crop of 10 – 12 year old trees that are continuously replanted. Cassia is sweet, hot and spicy and adds fragrance to our chai blend.
Sumatra is located amongst the Sundar Islands in western Indonesia and is the country's second largest island after Borneo. Marco Polo was said to have visited in 1292. The cinnamon trees need to be more than ten years old before their bark is suitable for harvest.
Coconut flakes are made from the dried, edible fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera), a tree of the palm family. Coconuts likely were first cultivated on islands in Southeast Asia and are one of the most important crops of the tropics. Coconut flesh is high in fat and can be dried or eaten fresh or processed into coconut milk or coconut oil. Dried coconut flakes provide a silky and decadent mouth feel when used as an ingredient in tea blends.
The Philippines is made up of 7,641 islands, making it one of the largest archipelagos in the world. Coconut is one of the most important crops in the Philippines with the country being the second largest coconut producer in the world, after Indonesia. Our coconut flakes are fair trade certified and contain no sweeteners or additives.
Chinese Black Tea
Keemun tea is grown in the mountainous region of Eastern China called Anhui Province. There are many grades of Keemun, with Hao Ya being one of the best. Keemun Hao Ya has a very thin, wiry and tightly twisted leaf that is black with grey hues. This brings a unique, slightly smoky flavor and aroma that reminds us of camping on the Oregon coast. A great self drinking tea, tasty neat or with milk and sugar.
Qimen County is located in western Huang Shan Shi Prefecture in southern Anhui Province of China, and is famous for making one of the world's best black teas—Keemun. The county is still very rural compared to other parts of China, so it's the perfect place to slow down, kick up your feet and drink some fantastic tea. Harvest times are in the Spring and Summer.