Country of Origin: Blend of various dried
fruits and herbs from Canada, USA, Thailand, Spain
Cup Characteristics: Bold, bright, Apricot
and fruit, slightly tart with some natural sweetness
Infusion: Tending pinkish
Ingredients: Hibiscus petals, Rosehip
chips, Calendula petals, Dried apple pieces, Dried sweet orange peel,
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 apricot flavor
combined with the natural flavors and tartness of the various dried
fruits create a summertime cooler or a winter time summer reminder.
This tea despite the tart nature has the softness and exotic flavor of
sweet apricots. To enhance the flavor try adding a bit of sugar. The
sugar combines with the natural flavors and intensifies the flavor.
Apricots are well suited to the northern climes of North America.
Apricot trees require a very short period of dormancy and their pink or
white blossoms may appear during a warm spell in March or April. All
apricots originated in Asia, but the common orchard type 'Prunus
armenicaca' has undergone centuries of selection, especially in Europe,
where it arrived via Armenia - hence its name.
For a summer time drink Apricot Supreme iced is hard to beat.
It is refreshing and thirst quenching and not overly sweet. For formal
times garnish the glass with a slice of apricot or peach 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 Apricot Supreme 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 Apricot Supreme 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 Apricot Supreme 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.