This is an indulgent and decadent loose leaf tea. It is a marvelous blend of Chinese and Ceylon black loose leaf teas with Bourbon vanilla from Madagascar. Rich and sumptuous tasting.
Vanilla is considered the queen of all spices. The Aztecs used to season their famous chocolate drink with vanilla. The vanilla pod is the fruit of an orchid species which has its home in Mexico. The hand-pollinated blossoms produce ripe fruits after eight months, and are then treated in a complicated fermentation process. The pods change color and develop their full aroma. The exquisite, intense and very popular taste of vanilla harmonises marvellously with our loose leaf tea blend.
Vegan and Gluten Free • NET WT 2 oz. (56.5 g)
Ingredients: loose leaf tea black tea,bourbon vanilla
To steep use 1½ tsp per 8 oz in boiling (212°) water for up to 3½-4 minutes
Iced tea (8 servings) ¼ cup tea, 8 cups cold water, steep for 1-3 hours in fridge, sweeten to taste. Keep refrigerated and consume within 3 days.
Bourbon Black Tea Latte
Iced tea lattes are a delicious treat especially here in Texas. Directions to make your own iced tea lattes at home:
1. Pick a tea. chocolate teas are always a great choice though any strong-flavored tea works well. A lighter flavored tea such as green or white will be too mild to stand up to the addition of milk. However, an exception to the rule is the Matcha, which blends the rich buttery flavors of matcha green tea with milk.
2. Select a sweetener. We recommend coconut palm sugar, but you can use honey, cane sugar, agave, or any other sweetener you prefer. Note that tart fruit-flavored syrups can sometimes curdle warm milk, as well as hibiscus-based herbal teas.
3. Choose a milk and heat. Full, low-fat, fat-free, soy, almond, rice, etc…whatever you love. Make a 50-50 mixture of water and milk, in a quantity that’s half what you want your final volume to be. (If you want 16 ounces of iced tea latte, mix four ounces each of milk and water for a total of eight ounces.)
Add the sweetener when your liquid is still cool
Pour your mixture into a saucepan and heat on medium. Bring the liquid to the temperature required of your selected tea. Warning: Soymilk tends to boil over faster than dairy milk. Watch your pot closely to avoid massive cleanup!
4.Brew It! Add 2-3 times the amount of leaves you would normally use. For instance, if you are making a 16 ounce latte with a black tea that normally requires 1 Tbsp per 16 ounces, use 2-3 tbsp. instead). Brew the tea for 3-5 minutes.
5. Strain and blend with ice. Strain the leaves as you pour the tea into a blender. Add an equal volume of ice to match the tea. Blend until smooth, and serve. Alternatively, pour the milk/tea mixture over ice to skip the blending step.
What are black loose leaf teas like?
Black teas are medium to full- bodied. They can be hearty,
crisp, malty, earthy, or even sweet,depending on the tea.
Approximately 1/2 the caffeine of a cup of coffee
Health Benefits may include;
Cardiovascular Health ,Cancer Prevention
Skin and Hair Health
Bone and Connective Tissue
Digestive Tract Health
Brain and Nervous System
Black tea contains caffeine. ... Black tea is also full of healthy substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage. Some scientists think that specific antioxidants in tea, including polyphenols and catechins, may help prevent some types of cancer.
Both green and black tea are rich in a group of protective antioxidants called polyphenols. ... However, the type and amount of flavonoids they contain differ. For example, green tea contains a much higher amount of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), whereas black tea is a rich source of theaflavins
Black tea history
Black tea, also known as “red tea,” was discovered in China in the mid 17th century. Many years prior, only green and oolong teas were consumed. The story of how black tea came to be is that an army from Jianxi entered the Fujian Province and camped at a nearby tea factory.
Originating in the Assam district of India, it grows in warm, moist climates and is prolific in sub-tropical forests. Camellia sinensis sinensis is a smaller-leafed variety native to China that is typically used to make green and white tea.
The benefits of loose leaf tea are endless.