In keeping with the ethos of using exclusively natural flavors, spices, and herbs for our blends, natural vanilla extract is used here. Being derived directly from vanilla beans, it is most true to the flavor of vanilla. An organic Assam black tea - with its malty, full flavor - is used for a base tea. This is a blend that is great on its own or with milk (or soy, etc.) and sweetener, if desired. Incidentally, only one vanilla bean is produced by each hand-pollinated vanilla orchid!
Indian Black Tea*, Natural Vanilla Flavor.
8 oz Cup
- Scoop a heaping teaspoon of tea into infuser.
- Heat water to 190° F (before boiling).
- Pour 8 oz. of water over tea leaves.
- Steep tea for 3-5 minutes (depending on taste preference).
- Remove infuser and enjoy tea.
Simply add to your infuser one heaping teaspoon of leaf per 8 oz. of water and place it in your pot, then add the appropriate amount of 190° F water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy.
Brewing Iced Tea
Our opinion is that a cooled concentrate works best, as regular-strength brew tends to become watery as the ice melts. So, use the above leaf quantities, but half the water, allow it to cool, then pour it over ice and enjoy! The brew will dilute down to proper strength as the ice melts.