Great tea for flu and cold season!
Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, and immune-boosting ingredients!
Full list of INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Echinacea, Elderberries, Rosehip, Mango, Goji berries, Sage, Raspberry pieces, Natural flavors (organic compliant)
Loose - Functional Tea
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Savory berry - strong sage tempered by fruity flavor.
INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Echinacea, Elderberries, Rosehip, Mango, Goji berries, Sage, Raspberry pieces, Natural flavors (organic compliant)
INGREDIENTS FROM: China / France / Turkey / Chile / Thailand
REGION(S): Hunan Province / Provence / Anatolya / Patagonia / Petchabun
GROWING ALTITUDES: 200 - 4500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): 1st Grade Melange
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low
ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.
INFUSION: Light yellow, tending green
You're run down.can't see straight.your body is rapidly descending through the various circles of Dante's hell. Face it compadre, you've got the flu. The most you'll accomplish today is sending a feeble "I'm sick" email to your boss. Or is it? If you've stocked up on FLU FIGHTER Cold + Flu tea, your immune system may find the strength to get up and face the day.
Using antioxidant-rich green tea as its base, this nourishing mélange comes packed with a host of flu-fighting natural wonders. Let's start with echinacea. A staple of over-the-counter flu remedies, this woodland flower has been used by indigenous peoples for millennia and is thought to boost your body's white blood cell count to fight off infections.
Next, elderberries and rosehips, both loaded with the Vitamin C your body needs to repair and restore your immune system. In fact, both are so filled with Vitamin C that during WWII they served as a primary source of Vitamin C for the island-bound people of the UK.
Not to be outdone, we've also packed this one with goji berries, a medicinal plant with roots in ancient China. Goji is likewise thought to boost the immune system thanks to the presence of Vitamins A and C, iron and antioxidants. We've even added sage, another ancient herb beloved for its high levels of Vitamin K. Finally, throw in some mango and raspberry for a rich fruit-forward flavor, and you've got flu on the ropes from the first sip.
Got the flu? Reach for the FLU FIGHTER and delete that "I'm sick" email to your boss.
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min
MetroTea recommends 3-5 min
TEA POT 18oz (532ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min
We recommend 3-5 min
MILK NO, SUGAR NO. LEMON NO, MINT NO.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the herbal tea. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of herbal tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today's water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.
RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our '1 Cup of Perfect Tea' measuring spoon for best results. Please contact us to place an order.
ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.