Mystic Rainforest Black Tea
flavour profile: ripe berries, complex depth, enchanting fruity & floral aromas, reflecting the bounty, mystery & magic of the forest
ingredients: black tea, blueberries, blueberry leaves, cranberry, rosehips, elderberries, currants, raisins & hibiscus
This limited edition small-batch seasonal blend is available for a short time while quantities last.
Our coastal rainforests exude a special magic, where there is deep stillness & yet the forests are also filled with the aliveness of nature.
Blueberries, cranberries, rosehips, elderberries & blueberry leaves are infused into aromatic black tea, along with currants, raisins & hibiscus to create a dazzling tea that reflects the bounty, mystery & enchantment of the rainforests. Enjoy alluring notes of ripe berries, sweetness, enchanting fruity & floral aromas, a mild tartness & complex depth.
MYSTIC RAINFOREST is delightful with breakfast or as a mid-morning or afternoon tea & makes a fabulous iced or cold brew tea, or a base from which to create tea mocktails & cocktails. Serve it as a refreshing iced tea in hot weather. When the weather is chilly, drink it hot. It’s the perfect accompaniment when storm watching - sip it by a cosy fire, or enjoy it whenever you need a pick me up. Tastes like dessert in a glass, so it can be enjoyed as a treat anytime you need one. Enjoy on its own, or add a shot of your favourite gin, vodka, tequila or rum - add 1-2 oz to this tea hot to transform it into hot toddy. Add the same amount of alcohol to this tea when it’s iced, to create a cocktail.
This tea can be enjoyed hot, but is also designed to make a delicious iced tea or cold brew tea. Instructions for cold brew & ice brew are below.
Westcoast Sangria: Brew tea double strength (use 2x the quantity of tea leaves, but steep a max of 5 minutes). To make an alcohol free sangria, mix equal parts chilled tea with chilled white grape juice. Shake over ice to cool further & serve. For a wine based sangria, for every cup of iced tea, combine with 1/2 cup white grape juice & 1/2 cup red wine.
Rainforest Sunset: Brew tea double strength (use 2x the quantity of tea leaves, but steep a max of 5 minutes). Mix equal parts brewed tea with cranberry juice for a cocktail. Serve hot or iced. Optional: add 1-2 oz gin, vodka, tequila or rum per cup.
Enchanted Forest Hot Chocolate: Brew tea double strength. Mix with equal parts of your favourite hot chocolate. Optional: Add 1 oz of your favourite spirit (pairs beautifully with gin and vodka) per cup.
To make COLD BREW TEA: Pour room temp or cold water over 1 tsp. tea. Refrigerate 2 hrs or overnight, then strain & drink.
To make ICE BREW TEA: Place 1-2 tsp. tea in 1 cup ice. Let sit at room temperature. Once ice is partially melted, strain any tea leaves & drink.
Advantages of COLD BREW & ICE BREW TEA
- results in lower caffeine than tea brewed using hot water
- no hot water needed. Easy method for kids if you prefer they avoid hot liquids. Perfect for travel or camping when access to a kettle is limited. When camping, place tea in cooler or use the ICE BREW method.
- creates a sweeter taste, without the addition of sugar (hot water tends to produce a more bitter tasting brew than cold water)
Our love of fine tea, craftsmanship and passion are reflected in every expertly blended cup of tea.
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve freshness and nutrients. Exposure to light, heat and air causes flavour loss as well as the nutrient value of tea to decline, so be sure to store your teas in the tins they came in. Bring the tin back into our shops for refills and enjoy a discount. Please note that we sell our loose teas by volume, not weight. For information about tea tin sizes, visit our TEA SIZING CHART.