Profile : Mulled Spice
Loose - Flavored Black Tea
March 6, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Enticing fruity notes tempered with a delicious cinnamon character. Savor for those special moments.
Ingredients: Black tea, Cinnamon, Cloves, Jasmine petals, Natural flavors(organic compliant)
INGREDIENTS FROM: Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands / Nilgiri + Kerala / Petchabun / Fujian
REGION(S): Sri Lanka / Kenya / India / Thailand / China
SHIPPING PORT(S): Colombo / Mombasa / Cochin / Bangkok / Fuzhou
GROWING ALTITUDES: 4000 - 8500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright and coppery
home from home aroma and a winter delight for those in cooler climes.
This is a warming spicy infusion that is often combined with hot apple
cider giving a particularly exotic character to the resulting beverage.
Mulled Spice tea or its apple cider cousin is a family favorite when
combined with the outdoors - such as soccer games or ski vacations. This
is a beverage that will truly warm you and is very fashionable and
festive. The lingering aromas that emanate from Mulled Spice Tea have a
festive feeling and are sure to bring a smile. Enjoy a delicious
friendly 'good for you' beverage that is full of vim and vigor.
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri
Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts
produce flavorful teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character which is
noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency,
bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base
tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other
origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none
of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara
Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the
eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This 'dual
peak period' allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends
several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory
holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural
flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The
norm for many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial
flavors, which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors
do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It
should be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat 'soft ' and
the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and
one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.