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Pear Ginger
Flower Scented and Blended Black Teas
The Tao of Tea
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Flavor Profile:The sweetness of the pear plays off the slightly tart zestfulness of the ginger. Ingredients:100% Organic Black Tea Leaves, Natural Pear Essence, Organic Calendula Petals.
An unusual and delicious combination of organic full-bodied, smooth black tea with refreshing pear essence, dried ginger and calendula (marigold) flower petals. Pairs well with slightly spicy foods.
Water Temp
°F (°C)
Quality of WaterQuantity of Leaf
(tsp / 8oz water)
Steep Time
(minutes)
Infusions
190°F (88°C)Best with Spring water14-51
For brewing black teas, we recommend using higher temperature water, close to or just before boiling (190 - 200 F), with a proportion of one teaspoon of leaf per 8oz of water. Some recommend water at a full, rolling boil, but in our opinion boiling reduces the oxygen content in good water and gives the tea a flatter taste as opposed to a livelier one from slightly cooler water. Steeping time can vary depending on whether you wish to drink with milk (or non-dairy equivalent) or without. To drink without milk, 3 ½ to 4 ½ minutes is plenty of time to bring out a well balanced sweetness and astringency. With milk, a slightly longer time is required, 5 to 6 minutes, to acquire enough astringency to balance the milk.
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Classic Size Tin (4 oz.) 60