Monk tea with a combination of vanilla and grenadine.
Ingredients: Black tea, Calendula + Sunflower petals, Natural flavors
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Caffeine Content: Medium
Infusion:Bright and Coppery
Vacuum sealed bag to preserve freshness of tea leaves
Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.
Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.
Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea. Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste. Ideal brewing temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.
Certainly a ‘mysterious’ blend despite being a delicious mixture of grenadine and vanilla. Perhaps first created by Tibetan monks–infused with universal life energy, this tea is a perfect all day treat; sweet and toasty with a touch of dryness and a subtle bouquet. Originally, it is believed that this blend was developed by monks to support their life’s desires, especially the work that they did all by hand. Tea is an item that these monks considered good for the soul. Franciscan monks used to drink this tea to keep them awake during long periods of meditation. It is fair to say that this is an ancient and harmonious blend, as it is also used by Buddhist and Taoist monks.