Lemon Drop (Organic)
Ingredients From: Varied (Blended by Neat Jane’s Tea House)
Grade(s): Grade A
Growing Altitudes: 200 – 450m above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): Field grown, sundried, machine milled, Coarse Cut
Cup Characteristics: Fresh lemon character that cleanses the palate the way only a lemon can and is a refreshing and astringent, uplifting, caffeine free and totally delightful blend
Infusion: Bright and Green
Ingredients: Lemongrass, Lemon Myrtle, Hibiscus, Liquorice Root, Spearmint
Description: Lemons have been enjoyed as summertime refreshment for thousands of years. Over the centuries, many have argued where the tart, bitter fruit originated; some say the lemon first came from Malaysia, China, Persia, or Asia Minor.
20th century archaeological evidence however shows that the fruit came originally from the Indus Valley – a lemon shaped earring carbon dated from 2500 BC was found there. By the first century AD the fruit was being cultivated in Palestine and Greece. By the second century AD lemon cultivation had spread to Libya in Northern Africa.
Growers there exported lemons by the shipload throughout the Roman Empire – one can even see a lemon depicted in a mosaic in the ancient city of Pompeii. Many centuries later, as tea became the drink of choice in Britain, people discovered that the tart acidic flavor of lemons complemented the astringency of black tea perfectly. Lemon is now one of the most common additives to a cup of tea after milk and sugar. We’re sure you’ll find our version of this tea refreshing pot after pot. Incidentally, this is one of our favorites poured over a nice tall glass of ice with a sprinkling of sugar. Lemon tea, you can’t beat it.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot.
Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the better the flavor as more fruit and herb flavor is extracted).
Iced tea brewing method ( Pitcher) (to make 1 litre): Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher.
Using fresh cold water, boil and pour 1¼cups/315ml over the herbal tea. Steep for 5 -10 minutes.
Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water.
A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot brew since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
Iced tea brewing method ( Individual Serving): Place 2 slightly heaping teaspoons of tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using fresh cold water, boil and pour 170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 5 -10 minutes. Add hot tea to a 375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea.
Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving.
A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
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