Country of Origin: Blend of various dried fruits and herbs from Canada, USA, Thailand, Spain
Cup Characteristics: Bold strawberry kiwi flavor, tart, full bodied
Infusion: Deep reddish
Ingredients: Hibiscus petals, Rosehip chips, Dried apple pieces, Dried sweet orange peel, 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 strawberry and kiwi flavors combined with the natural flavors and tartness of the various dried fruits create a summertime cooler or a winter time summer reminder.
This fruit and herb tea is one of our favorites. It is a full flavored tea with good body. During the spring in the northern latitudes when the strawberries become available they have a deep strawberry taste. This tea is like that but tempered with subtle essence of kiwi and the astringent tartness of hibiscus. We remember a holiday in Long Island picking strawberries at a 'Pick Your Own' out in The Hamptons - very pleasant memories. This tea will evoke similar feelings for you.
For a summer time drink Strawberry Kiwi 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 Strawberry Kiwi 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 Strawberry Kiwi 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 Strawberry Kiwi 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.