A simple, yet extraordinarily flavorful organic black Indian tea blend with hibiscus and osmanthus flowers, with natural plum and red berry flavor extract. Deep, smooth, round.
A fantastic summer tea that is also great hot.
USDA Organic | Fair Trade Certified
2.0 oz Pouch $10.95 - 30 servings 37¢ per cup | 3.4 oz Tin $18.95 - 51 servings 37¢ per cup
Water: 195°F | Leaves: 1 tsp per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3 minutes
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.
Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.