East Frisian Blend Black Tea
Your day will get a real jump start with a cup of this hearty tea! The tea brews to a deep copper color with a rich, strong, full bodied and slightly spicy taste. East Frisian is a perfect morning tea but one that can also be enjoyed all day long.
Brew tea at 212º – steep for 3 minutes
East Frisia is a coastal region in northwestern Germany and the East Frisians are known to be great fans of strong, malty black teas. To make a traditional cup of East Frisian tea:
Heat freshly drawn water to 200º and pour over tea leaves. Steep 3-5 minutes, then strain. Place a large piece of white or brown rock candy sugar into your teacup then pour the brewed tea into a teacup. Place a spoon filled with heavy cream into your teacup and carefully remove it without stirring the tea. The traditional way of making East Frisian tea allows one to enjoy the flavors separately – the rich cream at the top followed by the malty black tea and finally the sweetness on the bottom.