- Light fruity grenadine lifts exotic caramel vanilla creating a unique heavenly flavor. Excellent smooth and mellow finish.
- USDA certified organic.
- Luxury organic black tea with organic natural flavors.
- One 50 gram bag is enough for about 22 cups of this fruit tea.
From the ancient abbeys of Europe to the more recently established congregations of the New World, monks have been producing food and drink for commercial purposes for millenia. Over the centuries, beer, cheese, pies, chocolates, fudge, sausage, bread, just about anything you can imagine has been made commercially in a monastery somewhere whether in Wisconsin, Belgium, Japan, just about any corner of the globe.
The general concept for the seemingly odd arrangement that sees holy men commercially processing foodstuffs, has its roots in the very codes by which monks live their daily lives. The strict codes, written in ancient treatises, emphasize the holiness to be found in a good honest day’s work. (Think of the phrase, idle hands do the devil’s work.) In order to keep from idleness, the monks, who generally lived in the countryside without day jobs, began selling their produce in local markets and fairs throughout Europe. Over the centuries, many of these monastic products, have come to enjoy international recognition for their exceptional quality and attention to flavor.
Monks Blend, one of our more popular blended teas, serves as a salute to these ancient traditions. For those of you familiar with our Monk’s Blend, you’ll appreciate this new organic variation. For those of you who aren’t, prepare yourself for an incredible cup that blends the sweetness of pomegranate with the exotic scent of Vanilla. Using the finest organic black tea we could source as our base, we’ve created a cup to raise in the name of keeping busy!
Hot tea brewing method:
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into 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). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character of this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’
Iced tea-brewing method:
(to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. 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 double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!