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Black Forest Black Loose Leaf Tea

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CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Lightly astringent. Captures the subtleties of chocolate, cherries, and cream beautifully. Flavor opens right up with a splash of milk.
INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Pomegranate, Cherry stems, Moringa, Cocoa beans, Cranberry, Cornflower + Safflower petals, Natural flavors(organic compliant).
INGREDIENTS FROM: Sri Lanka / Kenya / India / China
GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes
INFORMATION:

Black Forest cake, known in German as Schwarzwaelder Kirsch torte, originated in the Black Forest region of southern Germany. No one is sure when the recipe was first developed but it probably happened sometime in the late 16th century when chocolate was first introduced to the region. Black Forest cake derives its characteristic chocolate-cherry flavor from the addition of Kirsch or Kirshwasser, a double distilled clear cherry brandy. The inhabitants of the Black Forest, (no they are not elves), make this Kirsch from the hard skinned, sour Morello cherry. Apart from all the cherries and chocolate, fans of Black Forest cake know that it also makes an excellent vehicle for whipped cream! Fans of this tea blend should know that it is fantastic with a dash of sugar and a spot of milk - it's like dessert in a cup!

HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in 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).