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New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1.5 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 212°F
  • Timer 5 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 212°F in a kettle. Add 1.5 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 5 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 5 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1.5 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1.5 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $3.00

Amount
1oz$3.00
2oz$6.00
4oz(20% off)$9.60
8oz(35% off)$15.60
16oz(45% off)$26.40
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Honeybush is a caffeine free plant from South African. It has a wonderfully sweet and slight astringent flavor with undertones of honey. With the addition of citrus fruits it makes a great iced tea in the summer, or hot soothing brew in the winter. This herbal blend is best steeped at 212° at 1.5 tsp/cup for 5-7 minutes.

Extra Info:

Honeybush is native to the Cederberg District (the Eastern Cape) of South Africa. Dutch botanical records from the area make mention of Honeybush consumption as far back as the mid to late 1600's. The first mention of the consumption of Honeybush as a caffeine free tea substitute outside of South Africa however appeared almost 200 years later.

A pharmacological handbook published in the US in 1898 entitled "King's American Dispensary of 1898," makes mention, under the heading "Tea," of Honeybush as an acceptable tea substitute manufactured in the Cape Colony of South Africa.

Ingredients:

Honeybush, orange peel, lemon grass, rose-hips, safflowers, with orange, and lemon flavor,

Origin:

South Africa

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