TEA OF ENLIGHTENMENT
flavour profile: a luscious, lemony cup of tea with a bright golden hue
ingredients: lemongrass, citrus peel, rosehips, lavender blossoms
Please note that there is currently a shortage of citrus fruit, due to a citrus blight as well as weather affecting citrus crops. We have to had to reduce the quantities of citrus peel in this tea because there is not enough citrus available to make this tea using the original recipe. We love this tea just as much as you do, and have made the adjustments very carefully to ensure the best possible aspects of the delicious taste are maintained. While the appearance of the tea doesn’t show as much citrus peel, the flavour profile of the tea is very similar in taste to the original formula. As the citrus shortage is due to complex issues affecting citrus plants as a crop, it is unknown at this time in terms of when more citrus peel will be available again. The reduced quantities of citrus peel may end up being a permanent change to the tea, or it may be short term. We will regularly post updates here relating to this situation, if and when they become available. We hope you’ll enjoy the current batch of this beloved tea as much as we do. If you are thinking of purchasing a larger quantity of this tea and are a fan of the original, we recommend tasting it first - you are always welcome to stop by our stores to taste a tea before purchase. For online orders, we recommend purchasing a mini-tin or 40 cup size first to ensure you like the current batch before ordering a larger size.
Pour 2 cups of water over 1 tsp. of SILK ROAD premium quality, organic loose tea. This may not seem like a lot of tea but SILK ROAD teas are incredibly fresh & flavourful, which means that you don’t need very much in order to produce a delicious cup of tea. Using any more tea leaves can result in a cup of tea that is too strong.
- herbal tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 7-10 minutes
- wellness tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | cover & steep 7-10 minutes
- green tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 1-3 minutes
- black tea bring water to a full, rolling boil | steep 2-5 minutes
- white tea bring water to just before the boil begins | steep 3-5 minutes
- oolong tea bring water to the boil | steep 5-7 minutes
Loose teas are sold in refillable tins to preserve the tea’s superb flavour, freshness and nutrients. Normally, we encourage you to bring your empty tins into our shops to refill. However, this is currently on pause due to COVID-19. We’re delighted to offer another eco-friendly, low-waste way to re-use your tins!
Brown bag refills are available when you purchase tea in-store and online. Simply select “refill” to receive your tea in a brown bag refill. Immediately transfer the tea to the original tin it came in, once the brown bag refill is home or has arrived in the mail. Brown bags are 100% recyclable, compostable, biodegradable and made of post-consumer recycled paper.
CAN I STORE TEA IN THE BROWN BAG REFILL? No, it is a short term method for transport only and is not suitable for storing. It will not maintain tea’s freshness, nutrients and flavour. It does not protect against exposure to air, liquid or moisture. Air exposure causes nutrient & flavour loss; liquid/moisture causes tea to mildew. As soon as you get home from the shop, or when it arrives in the mail, transfer tea immediately into Silk Road tins - they are designed to preserve the tea.
ABOUT TEA SIZES Refer to the above chart - our loose teas are sold by volume, not weight.