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Kenya Purple Beauty

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 212°F
  • Timer 3-4 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 212°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 3-4 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 3-4 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 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 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Price: $7.25

Amount
1oz$7.75
2oz$15.50
4oz(20% off)$24.80
8oz(35% off)$40.30
16oz(45% off)$68.20
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Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Hold approx. 2oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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This tea has a plum candy-sweet fragrance and is light in body with little to no astringency. Zi Juan (Purple Beauty) is a relatively new cultivar on the market that is most often made into a green tea, but you cannot pass up on this black tea version. Purple leaves and buds are natural mutations in tea plants that happen in various tea-growing regions. The high levels of anthocyanin in the leaf give it its purple color. Since the late 1980’s the Purple Beauty cultivar has been propagated by the Menghai Research Center and through further cultivation is now being more widely planted, but the tea is still scarcely available in the US. This particular lot is from the Menghai region of Yunnan. It’s a 2 leaf and bud pluck and grown at an approximate elevation of 3,000 feet without the use of pesticides.

Extra Info:

Purple tea was developed West of the Rift Valley in Kenya, Africa, purple tea has more antioxidants and protective anthocyanins.

Ingredients:

Purple tea,

Origin:

Kenya, Africa

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