Organic Berry Berry (Caffeine Free Organic Herb and Fruit Tea)
Cup Characteristics: Full flavored with deep berry notes. The cup is burgundy red providing strength and character.
Ingredients (Loose Tea): Luxury organic dried hibiscus petals, Organic rosehip chips, Organic elderberries, Organic natural dried currants, Organic natural Flavors.
Ingredients (Tea Bag Tea): Luxury organic dried apple pieces, Organic hibiscus petals, Organic Brambleberry and elderberry leaves, Organic vanilla, Organic natural flavors.
Herb and fruit tea; in some circles is considered a new type of tea. This blend specially formulated for The Fairmont to accommodate tastes of people who wanted to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine. Everything is natural – dried fruits, dried herbs and natural flavors! An excellent tasting 'tea' that is unbelievably delicious and can be enjoyed Hot or Cold! The taste profile is fully berry creating images of goodness, health and fond memories. The blend of various wild berries combined with the natural flavors and tartness of the various dried fruits create a summer time cooler or a winter time summer reminder.
How good is this tea and how good is it for you?
- The hibiscus component, of which there are more then 200 different types (the type used for this 'tea' is the Abelmoschus or the Sabdariffa type) is rich in Vitamin A, C and beta-carotene. Some reported health benefits of hibiscus are:
a) Replaces electrolytes and quenches thirst b) Eases symptoms of colds and coughs.
- The rosehip component in known to be rich in Vitamin C and it has also been determined that they contain Vitamins a, D and E as well as traces of iron and calcium. Many people around the world consume rosehip tea for:
a) To combat coughs and colds b) Improve skin tone
- The elderberries and currants are high in Vitamin C which is know to assist in fighting the onset of colds or coughs.
As a hot drink Berry Berry should be consumed with a pinch of sugar. The sugar accentuates the flavor profile making it more intense and flavorful. The berry character virtually jumps out of the cup and the cream notes provide depth and character. For a summer time drink Berry Berry iced tea 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 Berry Berry tea to make popsicles – they contain very little sugar will be full of health Vitamins and taste great!
To make the perfect cup of Fairmont Tea: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Use 1 ½ -2 teaspoons of Berry Berry luxury loose tea or 1 tea bag of Berry Berry luxury tea for each 10 ounce/300 ml serving required. Pour boiling water into teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-7 minutes to desired strength - the longer the steeping time the more flavorful Berry Berry becomes. A dash of sugar may help enhance the flavor of this tea but it is perfectly acceptable to consume it 'straight-up.' Do not add milk!
To make the perfect cup of Fairmont Iced Tea: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 12-15 teaspoons of Berry Berry luxury loose tea or 6-8 tea bags of Berry Berry luxury tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Strain the tea into the pitcher. Add ice and top-up 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].
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