- Herbal Tea Preparation
A full flavored tisane with deep berry notes, the infused cup of this fabulous herb and fruit tea is a deep burgundy red and provides strength and character. 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! In fact we have clients in the northern climes who add a few cloves and cinnamon sticks, simmer for an hour and then add some red wine - a perfect mulled wine for cold stormy nights.
Our clients tell us that Berry Berry is their most favorite herb and fruit tea. We have to agree. The hibiscus adds a tart dimension to the blend, which makes it very refreshing. The rosehip chips add a mellow smoothness to the tea along with Vitamin C. The currants give the tea a very distinctive character - black for fruitiness and red currants for 'bite' and tangy flavor. Finally, we added raisins to give a natural sweetness and topped this off with natural flavors to further enhance the delightful character of this tea.
Ingredients: Organic elderberries, Organic hibiscus, Organic dried currants, Organic rosehip, Organic raisins, Organic natural flavors
Water Temperature: Boiling
Water Quality: Best with Spring Water
Amount of Leaf (per 6 fl oz water): 1 tsp. (3 grams)
Steep Time: 5-7 minutes
Number of Infusions: 1
Herb and fruit teas are very forgiving! With very few exceptions you will need boiling water to bring out the full flavor of the ingredients. Steep for at least 3 minutes--the longer the better. There's really no such thing as too long, and there's no need to remove the herbs and fruit at all. But because of that, don't expect to get more than one infusion.