Jasmine Silver Tip green tea from China, orange peel, butterfly pea flower, blackberry, mango, and pineapple natural flavors.
No. 76: Summer of independence. That's the spirit.
Bring spring or freshly drawn filtered water to 185°F and pour 2 cups over sachet.
Steep 3 minutes, discard sachet and top off to one quart with filtered water.
Stir briskly, serve over ice, and squeeze every ounce of enjoyment out of summer while it lasts.
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- Select an Ingredient:
- Butterfly Pea Flower
- jasmine silver tip
- orange peel
Butterfly Pea Flower
This beautiful flower from Southeast Asia is known as “blue tea” for good reason. Upon steeping, the delicate petals of the flower impart a vibrant blue to your cup. An interesting aspect of the tea is the liquid will change color based on the pH level. Add a squeeze of lemon or lime and watch the sea of blue turn purple right before your eyes.
Thailand is in the center of mainland Southeast Asian. It encompasses diverse ecosystems from hilly forested areas in the north to rugged coasts along the southern peninsula and has a long agricultural history dating back to 2,000 BCE.
Jasmine Silver Tip
Chinese Green Tea
Grown in Fujian Province, China, Jasmine Silver Tip is also know as Jasmine Yin Hao and has a delicate yet pronounced floral scent and flavor. The green leaves are harvested in spring, pan fired to neutralize their oxidizing enzyme and stored until July, when jasmine flowers begin to bloom. The tea is then layered with unopened jasmine buds, which slowly unfurl and share their heavenly fragrance. Once the flowers have scented the tea, they are removed.
Fujian Province is one of the most famous tea growing regions located on the southeast coast of China. Black, white and oolongs teas are all thought to have originated from this province. With Taiwan so close in proximity, there has been much sharing of knowledge between the two in terms of tea plants and production. Jasmine Silver Tips begin their production in April and are finished in July.
Dried orange peel is a by-product of the most commonly grown fruit in the world. It has long been coveted in cooking and natural medicine for its bright flavor and health properties. When used in a tea application, dried orange peel adds body and subtle citrus notes that often bring balance to blends.
Turkey has a unique geographic location straddling Southwestern Asia and Southeastern Europe with deep cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires. It has long been a bridge between the Europe and Asia, making it a country of diverse cultures, beautiful natural landscape, devout tea drinkers and the most beautiful rugs in the world. Turkey happens to have the highest consumption of tea per capita. Rich in natural vegetation, historians date agriculturalism back to Turkey around 11,000 BC. Turkey is one of the world’s top fruit producers. Its regional differences in climate and soil type provide an optimum environment for fruit cultivation especially fruits such as pears, oranges and grapes.