"A cup of tea would restore my normality." – Douglas Adams
**** This is the same as our Ceylon with Tea flowers, sans the dried flowers. That's the only difference. ****
Hand-crafted from a small privately owned organic garden high in the mountains of Sri Lanka, this beauty is in a league of it own. Fair trade, organic and ozone friendly this TGOP (Tippy Golden Orange Pekoe) is a slightly long, wiry and delicate leaf yielding a coppery liquid color in the cup. Medium to full body with lingering notes of flowers. Crisp. Divine.
Ingredients: Organic black tea from Sri Lanka
Directions: Pour 6 oz. simmering water (195-200ºF preferred) over 1/2 -1 teaspoon of tea. Steep 2-5 minutes, strain and serve immediately.
Caffeine: Yes. If you are sensitive or have an allergy to caffeine, our suggestion is to skip tea and drink herbal infusions or rooibos.
HOW TO MAKE BLACK TEA
Water: Fresh filtered water is preferred. Do not use distilled water. Depending on your area, tap water may contain chemicals or high levels of minerals which may affect the taste of the tea.
Temperature: Water temperature is just as important as timing. Black teas like water to be boiling (212˚ F). However, we have noticed that some black teas like Darjeeling, Golden Monkey, and some Ceylon seem to do better at 200-205˚F.
Time: Many guidelines suggest that black tea is best brewed for 2-5 minutes. The longer the brew time, the stronger, more robust and tannic the tea will be. (Don't feel bad if you like your black tea at 1-2 minutes!)