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.
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)