February is national cherry month because George Washington's birthday occurs during February. His birthday is celebrated by eating cherries because he chopped down a cherry tree as a child and confessed to his crime.
Cherry tea has been important to mankind for a very long time.
Around 185 BC - 159 BC, Terence could be quoted as: "Cherry tea begins at home."
In 1866, George Arnold, could be quoted "The living need cherry tea more than the dead."
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This premium Ceylon tea flavored with summer cherries is treat for any Chekhov fans musing in their cherry orchard. Lovely candied cherry aroma, juicy flavor and slightly dry finish. If you've never read Chekhov, it doesn't have a happy ending. If you'd never tried our Cherry Black tea, it'll make up for it.
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Ingredients: Black Tea, Safflowers, Cherry Pieces, Natural and Artificial Flavors.
Cherries are believed to have been discovered in China about 6,000 years ago. Curiously enough, the name comes from Cerasus, a town in Turkey. The likely cause of this is the route these fruits travel on their way to Europe. Cherries figure prominently in the art and writings of the Roman conquerors, Greek citizens and Chinese emperors. After the discovery of the New World, cherries traveled to America along with early settlers. The bulk of the US crop now grows in the State of Michigan.
Steep at 212° for 3 minutes.