Thursday, March 27, 2014

MIGHTY LEAF Rooibos Renewal





I purchased these tea in a sampler pack- a nice way to try a variety of teas without committing to a large amount of tea.  I liked this tea.  The Rooibos flavor was very subtle.  I would recommend this tea.

Ingredients
Green rooibos, flavors, orange peels, rose petals, blue mallow flowers


Character

Leaves

Green Rooibos, natural flavors, blue mallow flowers, rose petals, orange peel

Aroma
Fruity with honey tones

Color
Amber

Taste
Fruity with honey tones
Rooibos Renewal rooibos tea is a mineral rich herbal tea blend comprised of Rooibos, also known as Red Tea, from South Africa. Rooibos combined with Vitamin C-rich orange peels and flowers yields a calming, nurturing blend culminating in a gentle mélange of citrus and honey tones.  Rooibos is naturally caffeine free





Brew
Preparing the perfect cup of tea is a process to be savored. Watch how the traditional elements harmoniously come together to make the perfect cup and enjoy the liberation of pure tea goodness.

This is what we call the Mighty Leaf signature multi-sensory ("sensory melange") tea experience. Come share with us and learn how to get infused.

Hot and iced tea brewing instructions are listed below.

Hot Tea ::

Water
The quality of tea is affected by the quality of water used to prepare it. Using filtered or bottled water is best. If possible, avoid brewing tea with tap, distilled or mineral water. Never over-boil water, as it results in flat-tasting tea.

Fire
1) Heat filtered or bottled water to a rolling boil or to 205 F. 2) While the water is heating pour hot water into your teapot and cups, let sit and then drain completely. A warm teapot will maintain the requisite temperature for superior tasting tea.

Whole Leaf Tea
Prepare Mighty Leaf teas using a teapot, paper tea sachet, infuser or traditional brewing methods. Use one rounded tablespoon of loose herbs and fruit per 12 ounces or cup of water.

Infusion Time
Pour boiling water over tea leaves. Keep teapot covered to retain heat. Time steeping carefully and infuse for 5 - 7 minutes.

Savor the Leaf
Sip your cup and rediscover the pleasure of the way tea was naturally meant to be. This is the magic of Mighty Leaf.


Iced Tea ::

A stronger brew is required for iced tea than for hot tea because of ice's dilution action. Prepare a tea concetrate as follows:

Single Serving
For a single serving, prepare as for hot tea, use one rounded tablespoon of loose tea per 12 ounces of water and after brewing pour over ice.

Large Serving
1. For a larger serving, prepare a iced tea concentrate by bringing one quart of cold water to a rolling boil in a tea kettle.

2. Remove from heat and add 8-10 teaspoons per quart of brewed tea.

3. Steep 5 - 7 minutes or to desired strength.

4. To serve immediately, pour over ice in a tall glass, or add another quart of cold water to the concentrate and chill in refrigerator.



YAMA MOTO YAMA Iced Green Tea








The tea comes powered in packets, so you can make one 8oz drink or an entire pitcher.  We made the entire pitcher.  But do notice it says it is only good for 12 hours!!!

I made this tea at work and 6 people gave responses.  5 said it tasted like water, and had not real flavor.  1 said she liked it and took home a packet to try to make the smoothie recipe.  I liked that there was no strong green tea flavor, and I do agree that it would be great mixed with other things, because you really would not notice that it was there.