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
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.
If you normally purchase a larger size, we recommend you get the 80 cup refill size to tide you over for now. We appreciate your patience & understanding.
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.
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.