Blue Eyes has a caramel character that gives a mysterious flavor to this herbal tea. Cornflower petals are added for visual appeal.
Ingredients include hibiscus petals, rosehip chips, dried apple pieces, dried sweet orange peel, cornflower petals, and natural flavors.
Country of Origin: Blend of various dried fruits and herbs from Canada, USA, Thailand, Spain
Cup Characteristics: Bold, bright, caramel and fruit, slightly tart
Infusion: Tending pinkish
Ingredients: Hibiscus petals, Rosehip chips, Dried apple pieces, Dried sweet orange peel, Cornflower petals, Natural Flavors
Herb and fruit tea; in some circles is considered a new type of tea. We formulated this blend to accommodate tastes of people who wanted to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine. What we got was a terrific 'tea' that is unbelievably delicious and enjoyed Hot or Cold! This tea has a very exotic flavor profile. The delicious blend of caramel and fruit medley flavors combined with the natural flavors and tartness of the various dried fruits create a summertime cooler or a winter time summer reminder.
Frank Sinatra - old Blue Eyes himself was the inspiration for this fruit blend. The fruit blend has a mysterious character that tends to be sweet. The visual appearance is enticing because of the cornflower petals and the highly visual fruit prices. Blue Eyes is best enjoyed in the mid afternoon during a break from hectic activity or vigorous workout or after an evening meal - the flavor profile encourages a relaxing moment.
For a summer time drink Blue Eyes iced is hard to beat. It is refreshing and thirst quenching and not overly sweet. For formal times garnish the glass with a strawberry and a sprig of mint - for non formal times pour it into your glass and enjoy it gulp after gulp! If you have small children use the Blue Eyes tea to make popsicles - they taste great and contain very little sugar.
By virtue of the fact that these blends do not contain any tea and are a special blend of fruits and herbs - they are caffeine free!. An additional benefit is that these 'teas' contain Vitamin C. What could be better - a healthy drink that tastes GREAT!
Hot tea brewing method: Place 1.5 to 2 teaspoons of Blue Eyes per cup (and add 1 teaspoon for the pot) into the teapot. Pour boiling water into pot and let it steep for 5-7 minutes (or longer - the longer the steeping time to more intense the flavor becomes). Pour into your cup and add sugar to taste. **do not add milk - the milk will curdle due to the ingredients in this blend.
Iced tea brewing method (makes 1 quart/liter): Put 12-15 teaspoons of Blue Eyes into a heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5-7 minutes or longer. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into the pitcher straining the ingredients. Add ice and top-up with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.