Tea My Valentine, Black Loose Leaf Tea
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Tea My Valentine


Flavored Black Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Sultry notes of love intertwined with sensuous vanilla and pomegranate.

INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Candy*, Calendula+Safflower+Sunflower petals, Natural flavors. Natural flavors (organic compliant). (*Candy:Sugar, Corn starch, Cellulose Gum, Palm oil, Confectioner glaze, Modified corn starch,Soy lecithin, Polysorbate 60, Yellow#6, Red#13+#40 dye)

INGREDIENTS FROM: Sri Lanka / Canada / Egypt / China / Poland

REGION(S): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Ontario / Nile Delta + Fayoum / Fujian / Gdansk

GROWING ALTITUDES: 4000 - 8500 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium

KOSHER: Yes

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: No

ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada .

INFUSION: Bright and coppery

INFORMATION:
It is often at life's most unexpected moments that the magic happens. On any given day we might run into a long lost friend in an airport, hit upon a million dollar idea for a new invention, or find that special person who changes our lives forever. The sweet serendipities of life were probably never better described than in the classic, "Some Enchanted Evening", from the 1949 Rogers and Hammerstien musical, "South Pacific" sung by the character Emile de Becque.

Some enchanted evening You may see a stranger, you may see a stranger Across a crowded room And somehow you know, You know even then That somewhere you'll see her Again and again.

The song drips with romance, intrigue and the idea that great things can happen by chance. So, when our suppliers Master Taster stumbled upon the blending formula for this tea one evening while working late in our lab, he knew right away what it should be called. Like the line in the song from which it gets its name, Across a Crowded Room** black tea blend also drips with romance and intrigue. The cup offers beguiling notes of pomegranate and vanilla intertwined with sunflower, calendula and tiny heart-shaped candy quins that will have you coming back "Again and again" for another. Brew a pot and enjoy a cup of serendipitous delight. With the right tea, anything can happen.

** "Tea My Valentine" is also called "Across a Crowded Room."

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 4 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 4 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 6 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
MEDIUM 4-5 min 4-5 min 4-5 min
STRONG 6-7 min 6-7 min 6-7 min
We recommend 4 min.

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:
MILK OK, SUGAR OK, LEMON NO, MINT NO.

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100C/212F

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 loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1 cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose 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 tea. Cover and let steep for 5 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 serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

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 Blue Monkey Tea to place an order.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.