Most iced tea is brewed with tea bags full of tea dust or fannings. This is the bitterest part of the leaf. Boutique Teas offers a variety of full leaf iced tea blends you can enjoy at work or home. Using larger leaves yields a sweeter beverage. You taste robust delicious fruity and floral notes. Your first reaction is pleasant surprise and refreshment. These loose leaf artisan iced teas are naturally sweet, no sugar needed. Cold brewing or making a concentrate brings out all the clean pure tea essence.
Cold brewing full leaf teas is as easy as refrigerating a glass pitcher overnight. In the morning the tea is ready. Gently brewing the leaves extracts all the clean sweet flavors. You will not want to put sugar in your iced tea ever again. For spur of the monument decision to make iced tea, make a concentrate with hot water. Fill your glass pitcher halfway with hot water and a few tablespoons of your favorite tea. Let the concentrate steep for about 5 to 10 minutes, then fill with cold water and let steep for 5 more minutes. What kind of tea leaves taste best iced? The answer depends on your taste buds.
Fruit flavors like mango, raspberry, passionfruit and peach are poplar preferences. But, you can ice any tea. Gunpowder green tea is known for its strong smoky flavor and slight astringency. This tea cold brewed is smokier and has sweet undertones. Cold brewed English Breakfast black tea tastes like bittersweet chocolate. Cold oolong teas taste like juicy stone fruits. Try drinking your favorite hot tea with ice.
The Iced Tea Sale is September 8, 2012 only. Free shipping for orders over $50 and $3 shipping for California shipments. Visit our website: www.boutiqueteas.com.
Boutique Teas will serve free samples and selling the iced tea at the Claremont Forum Bookshop, 586 W. First Street, Claremont on September 8, 2012 from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. Stop in for a free iced tea sample and a free gift. Happy Sipping!
Boutique Teas is an online tea retailer specializing in organic and fair trade artisan quality loose leaf teas. Tea artisans believe tea leaves have a positive ‘chi’ or spirit. Steeping leaves in hot water, releasing the spirit. The positive spirit is transferred to you while you sip. Embrace the spirit of tea.