Orange Twist (Organic)
$17.00 – $104.31
Country of Origin: India
Region: Sri Lanka
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 1200 – 2550 to 450m above sea level
Manufacturing Type: Orthodox (Traditional Leafy)
Cup Characteristics: Sweet, bright infusion. The astringency of citrus blends exceptionally well with that of the Ceylon
tea base. Fantastic as iced tea.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery – especially enticing with milk.
Ingredients: Ceylon Black tea, Orange peel, Calendula petals, Cornflower petals, Natural flavouring.
Description: Oranges are the primary source of vitamin C for the majority of Australians. But is there any fruit taken more for granted than the noble orange?
Did you know, for example, that a variation of the word orange first appeared in Sanskrit, the world’s oldest written language? It’s true. The location of the orange’s physical origin however is up for grabs. China, India, Bhutan, Myanmar, and Malaysia all claim that the fruit originated within their borders.
What we do know is that oranges arrived in the West via India and that by the fall of the Roman Empire orange groves thrived on the Italian peninsula. After that, in the 6th and 7th centuries, a Muslim Empire stretching from India to Spain saw the orange introduced to the Spanish.
Then from Spain, in 1492, by none other than Christopher Columbus, orange seeds were transported to the new world. Then, sometime in the late 20th century, natural orange flavoring was added to a high grown Ceylon and voila, the teaspoon of tea you are holding in your hand right now – absolutely delicious.
Hot Tea Method: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 200 – 260mL of fluid volume in the teapot.
Pour boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Add milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher) (to make 1 litre): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or fresh cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 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. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and
diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality
and nothing to worry about.)
Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or fresh cold water, boil and pour 170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 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. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)
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