This is an aromatic black tea with chunks of ginger, orange peal and marigold petals.
A strong Citrus tea with a hint of spicy ginger. Delicious anytime of the day. Best when drank black or with a splash of milk.
Ingredients: black tea, ginger pieces, orange peel, red pepper, acacia petals, marigold petals, flavour.
How to make the perfect cup of Tea;
Pop the kettle on. Then choose your beloved teapot, best Bone China Teacup or everyday mug. Warming the pot keeps the tea hotter for longer but won’t alter the tea flavour or quality of the tea. Using an infuser teapot; One heaped teaspoon is all that is needed in a tea pot for one, two teaspoons for a larger pot. The best loose leaf teas will expand immensely and fill the infuser after a few minutes. This uncurling can not be faked and if you couldn’t tell by the aroma and taste, then this is your evidence of the finest loose leaf tea. Adding boiling water to tea directly can sometimes burn the tea, this releases tannins. Tannin makes tea taste bitter. A lot of economical teas are full of tannins and adding boiling hot water makes this bitter taste quite extreme leading to the use of more and more sugar to soften the flavour. Less or no sugar is best with Lucy’s Loose Leaf Tea Collection. Sugar is simply not needed to enjoy the experience.
Infuse with near boiling water for up to 3 minutes if you want your tea stimulating and energizing; 3-5 minutes if you want it to have a soothing and relaxing effect.
Now the not too difficult bit, just below or near boiling is best. But why controversy to this, it is well known that boiled water is best? And how do you get near boiling water?. Boiling water was always used in the century’s past as they knew boiling water would not be harmful, it would kill off any bad bacteria that may have been around and caused sickness. It is also easy to tell when the water was at temperature due to the boil. A little harder for them to guess at 90oC. To achieve near boiling water; the efficient yet pricy method is to buy a modern kettle that allows you to select the temperature of the water, or, simply add a little cool water to the pot just before adding the boiling water.