A full flavored tea with superb and well-defined blueberry highlights. Excellent as an iced tea.
Luxury Ingredients: Hibiscus petals, Apple + Elderberry + Currant pieces, European Blueberries (a.k.a. bilberries), Cornflower petals, American Blueberries, Natural flavors (organic compliant)
NFUSION: Light burgundy red
Herb and fruit tea in some circles is considered a new type of tea. This particular tea was specially formulated to acknowledge the great taste and known health benefits of blueberries. In addition to the antioxidants in the blueberries, hibiscus brings the added benefits of Vitamin A and C to the blend. Bingo Blueberry will accommodate the tastes of people who want to experience a refreshing healthy new style drink without caffeine. It is excellent hot as a hot drink and simply dynamite as a cold drink. You will want to add a pinch of natural cane sugar as this accentuates the natural flavorings and brings out the subtle tastes of the dried berries.
Blueberries are a rich source of antioxidants. This property plus the fact that they taste great make them very popular. You might be interested to know that it is not simply the human race that thinks blueberries taste great. You might ask, how can we be sure of this… well, not many years ago a friend of ours by the name of Jeanine Vanbeveren was picking plump ripe juicy wild blueberries in the semi forested fields behind her house in Northern Ontario. Unbeknownst to her, a 400 pound black bear and her two cubs were doing the same thing on the other side of the thicket that separated the two parties. It seems that the bear’s needs were greater than Jeanine’s as when she became aware of the bears she beat a hasty retreat. PS. We sent Jeanine a pound of Bingo Blueberry after we formulated the blend with a little note reminding her that this is safe to drink.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100ºC/212ºF
HOT BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teabag for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)
ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)