- Intoxicating aroma with the flavor of wild blueberries. A pinch of sugar makes a stunning tea, iced or hot!
- 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.
While you sit back and enjoy a cup of this fabulous organic tea we thought we’d share a few random facts about one of the world’s smaller fruits, the Wild Blueberry. To start with, would you believe that the wild blueberry bush is thought by some botanists to trace its ancestry back to the Garden of Eden? It’s true. Or, that the scientific name for blueberries, Vaccinium, comes from the Latin word for cow? Also true - although there is no concrete explanation for this beyond the notion that perhaps ancient cows knew the tiny little berries made for better eating than plain old grass.
It’s possible - other animals love them. It is known for example that wild bears will travel for miles on an empty stomach to find berry patches, and will eat almost nothing else when they are in season. And speaking of traveling, it’s also a fact that if all the blueberries grown in North America in one year, roughly 120 million lbs, were placed in a line one after the other they would cover a four lane highway stretching from New York to Chicago. Hmm, what else? Oh yes, blueberries were a beloved fruit of Ronald Reagan and finally, July is national Blueberry month in the US while August is blueberry month in British Columbia.
It’s a lot to remember for such a little berry. But then again, this is one little berry that packs a lot of flavor. In fact, when you bite into a fresh one, it’s almost hard to believe how flavorful they actually are. The flavor is dense, sweet on the tongue and essentially bursting with tannic juiciness. We’ve done our utmost to capture the flavor of the fresh wild berries by blending an all-natural flavoring with a top quality organic Ceylon tea. If you brew a pot, it’s a fact that you’re going to love it. It’s also a fact that you’re going to end up pouring another cup. It’s also a fact…ok…we’ve said our peace.
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!