Vanilla & Cinnamon (Organic)
Country of Origin: India (Blended by Neat Jane’s Tea House)
Grade: TGFOP (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: Up to 450 metres above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Infusion produces a velvety character. A mysterious blend great for relaxing (read enchanting) evening. Also great as iced tea.
Infusion: Bright and tending coppery.
Ingredients: Premium India Tea, Vanilla Pods, Cinnamon
Description: Vanilla and Cinnamon comprise what may be one of our most exotic and ancient blends. The story of Cinnamon began in ancient Egypt where it was prized for its sweet aroma. The Egyptians used it to purify the tombs of the Pharaohs and believed it to be a valuable commodity in the spirit world.
Vanilla too has an ancient history. Native to Central America, the spice is believed to have been first used by the Aztecs as an additive to chocolate as far back as 200 b.c. If one were to add up the combined histories of both spices, (given that tutankhamen was born at about 1350 b.c.), the ingredients in this tea blend would have a combined age of 5558 years!
Celebrate this venerable history by brewing a pot of this magnificent tea. Taste how the sweet scent of cinnamon pairs
beautifully with the vanilla. Enjoy it on its own or enhance the flavour with a dash of sugar – a magnificent tea.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring fresh cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the
teapot. Pour the 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). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly
acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’ .
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 litre): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4
cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into
your serving pitcher straining the leaves. 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 double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted
with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal
characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
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