Grown at a high elevation in the Colombian stretch of the Andes Mountain Range, this organic, single-estate tea is a rare and unusual offering with a beautiful, twisted-leaf appearance. Unlike most black teas, Andean Black offers a full-bodied brew low in astringency. This balances well with its natural flavor notes of bright, citrus zest and an underlying maltiness. Perfect for enjoying on its own or mixed with a dash of milk and sugar.
Colombian Black Tea*.
8 oz Cup
- Scoop a heaping teaspoon of tea into infuser.
- Heat water to 200° F (just 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 200° F water and let it steep for 3 to 5 minutes. Remove the infuser and enjoy. Also delicious with a touch of milk and sugar.
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.