Monk's Blend - 2 oz.
One of our most flavorful teas. The dramatic combination of vanilla and grenadine ensures a particularly satisfying cup.
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.
Firstly... only high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva are used to produce this blend. 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. 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.
Secondly... flavoring oils are used not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
Thirdly... specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon 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.
Ingredients: Orange Pekoe Black tea (OP), Calendula petals, Sunflower petals
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka / Kenya / India / Egypt / Poland
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi
Nilgiri / Nile RIver Delta + Fayoum / Gdansk
Organic & Kosher
Brew: 4 - 5 minutes