apple crunch totally
Region: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula or Uva districts
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Cup Characteristics: Distinctive apple character with mellow notes of cream. A tea to savor.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Luxury tea, Natural dried apple, Freeze dried apple, Sunflower + Calendula petals, Natural flavours
Information: The year 1904 was a great year for tea and apples. How is that? Well, at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis iced tea was created by a merchant who decided to add ice to his cups in order to quench the thirst of his Southern patrons. At the same St. Louis fair, a man named J.T. Stinson made the famous statement, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Mere coincidence? Perhaps. Whatever the case, we believe this Apple Crunch blend is a fitting tribute to the 1904 World’s Fair. Apple Crunch itself is a traditional Southern Dessert similar to an apple pie. (For all we know it too may have been invented at the 1904 St. Louis fair!) Brew a pot of this tea and savor the tart character of apple blended with the pleasing astringency of our high grown Ceylon. Roll the brew over your tongue and note its creamy finish. Delicious. Here’s to 1904!
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. 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 double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or ‘milky’ when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry