Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 - 7600 feet above sea level
Cup Characteristics: Deep black currant aroma and flavor. Just imagine a currant bush full of berries. Stunning as an iced tea.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of rooibos for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the pot, cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes. Pour into your cup; add milk and sugar to taste.
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): 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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