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Strawberry Kiwi Fruit and Herb Loose Leaf Tea

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CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Bold strawberry kiwi flavor, tart, full bodied notes.
INGREDIENTS: Apple pieces, Hibiscus petals, Rosehip + Kiwi + Strawberry pieces, Natural flavors (organic compliant).
INGREDIENTS FROM: Turkey / Chile / China / Egypt
GRADE(S): Grade #1 herb and fruit pieces

KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes

INFUSION: Deep Reddish
INFORMATION:
Herb and fruit tea in some circles is considered a new type of tea. We formulated this blend to accommodate tastes of people who wanted to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine. What we got was a terrific 'tea' that is unbelievably delicious and enjoyed Hot or Cold! This tea has a very exotic flavor profile. The delicious blend of strawberry and kiwi flavors combined with the natural flavors and tartness of the various dried fruits create a summertime cooler or a wintertime summer reminder.

This fruit and herb tea is one of our favorites. It is a full flavored tea with good body. During the spring in the northern latitudes when the strawberries become available they have a deep strawberry taste. This tea is like that but tempered with subtle essence of kiwi and the astringent tartness of hibiscus. We remember a holiday in Long Island picking strawberries at a 'Pick Your Own' out in The Hamptons - very pleasant memories. This tea will evoke similar feelings for you.

For a summer time drink Strawberry Kiwi iced is hard to beat. It is refreshing and thirst quenching and not overly sweet. For formal times garnish the glass with a strawberry and a sprig of mint - for non-formal times pour it into your glass and enjoy it gulp after gulp! If you have small children use the Strawberry Kiwi tea to make popsicles - they taste great and contain very little sugar.

By virtue of the fact that these blends do not contain any tea and are a special blend of fruits and herbs - they are caffeine free! An added benefit is that these 'teas' contain Vitamin C. What could be better - a healthy drink that tastes GREAT!
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 2 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 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 12 slightly heaping teaspoons of herb & fruit blend or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the herb & fruit blend. Steep for 5-10 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. 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.