‘Blue Mountain Special’ | Broken Leaves with a malty-crisp character. A high quality Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe with Tips from South West India. Second Flush crop.
High-quality Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe and Tips from South West India. Carefully broken leaves with a reddish infusion, flowery-crisp aroma and a superb hint of licorice on the palate. Situated between virgin forests at a height of between 2000/5000 feet, and surrounded by the scent of eucalyptus and cypress, tea cultivation started in Nilgiri (Blue Mountains) around 1850. The crop is gathered in two flushing periods, April/May and September through December.
To sweeten your beverage consider our Rock Candy Crystals.
Theine (caffeine) content: Medium | Gift Tin Packaging (Reusable & Recyclable)
Ingredients: Selected Black Broken Flowery Orange Pekoe leaves from Nilgiri (India).
Suggested Water Temperature: 212 F | Suggested Infusion Time: 5 Minutes.
Preparation: Bring fresh water to the boil. Warm up your tea pot by rinsing it with hot water. Fill one teaspoon per 6 oz cup of this Black Tea into the preheated tea pot or preferred cup. Pour the hot water into the tea. Let infuse up to 5 Minutes and serve. Remove infuser or pour your tea into another tea-pot or thermos carafe. Using an infuser or ‘Permanent Tea Filter’ for your cup or pot makes it easy to separate the leaves from the beverage after steeping.
Culinary notes: Because of its light-nutty character this Black Tea is offered as a choice with milder foods, vegetarian, macrobiotic or vegetable recipes and special desserts including fruits, light cheese selections. Suitable as afternoon and High Tea choice.
Tea Station & Tea Fountain Custom Designer Blend. Mature Estate Quality.
We started creating client and custom blends like this one under our European TEA STATION label in 1975. Since 1997 our traditional tea blend designs and tisanes are also known and sold in the United States. For over 45 years the Top Quality and reasonable pricing of our special creations make them very popular selections for tea connoisseurs and clients in the Culinary Industry.
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Second Flush: Second major harvest period / June through October / The second period when the tea leaves after plucking are flushed out onto screens to be processed.
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This tea selection is part of our sponsored Artist Series: Photography by David Hoptman.
Artist Info: DAVID HOPTMAN was born and raised in Detroit, MI. He studied at Oakland University before moving onto College For Creative Studies where he majored in Photography with a minor in Printmaking. David has been an artist and commercial photographer for nearly thirty years. David’s fine art background and familiarity with a multitude of artistic genres is what enables him to create originally distinctive imagery, as well as exhibit a keen sensitivity to his client’s needs. If you are ready for a positive change and a new eye catching look, it’s time to check in with David Hoptman. His creative ideas and ability to pull them off will make you a believer. From 2004-2010, David taught photography, made art, and shot commercial images for select clients while living in Tuscany, Italy. His client list ranges from “Sotheby’s”, “Architectural Digest” to main-stream publications like “Art in America”, “Cowboys and Indians Magazine”, “Trend Magazine”, “Southwest Airlines Magazine” etc.
Artist contact at www.davidhoptman.com