Dried Apple Pieces Tea,4oz, Loose Herbal Tea
Item# DriedApplePiecesTea
$6.99

Description

Dried Apple Pieces Tea, Loose Herbal Tea Blend

(Caffeine Free Herbal Tea)

Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada. HACCP Certified.

Ingredients From: Turkey

Region(s): Malkara

Shipping Port(s): Istanbul

Grade(s): 1st Grade

Growing Altitude: 300 – 700 feet above sea level

Manufacture Type: Sundried

Cup Characteristics: Delicate apple notes with a sweet Macintosh finish. Apples are acknowledged to contain many vitamins and are part of a healthy lifestyle.

Infusion: Pale yellow

Luxury Ingredients: Air dried apple pieces

Information:
Teshekederum! If you ever find yourself in Istanbul, Teshekederum (teşekkür ederim) is something you’ll be saying all day. Why?
It means thank you, and will come in handy when you’re served a cup of Turkey’s famed apple tea – which is served literally everywhere throughout the country. Whether you’re seated in a bus station, public park, carpet shop or the courtyard of the Blue Mosque, apple tea served by roaming merchants will be readily available. The tea also plays a key role in Turkish business transactions. In Turkey, it is considered bad manners to conduct business without socializing first. In fact, when Turks sit down to make a deal, the first order of business is almost always a cup of apple tea. In Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar, the steaming brew arrives in small glass cups, usually with a delicate gold band around the rim. The scent of crispy apple wafts around the table blending with the spicy aromas of the market. As business is conducted, the cups are emptied and refilled many times. The tea is sweet with crispy notes and a tart finish.

These dried apple pieces are perfect for experiencing the flavors of Turkey at home. Try brewing straight for a refreshing caffeine free herbal treat or blended with a nice black tea for a little oomph. Feeling adventurous? Recreate the spicy flavors of the Bazaar by blending in some dried cinnamon pieces.

Whichever way you decide to enjoy them, these apple pieces will have you saying Teshekederum in no time!

Dried Apple pieces add an interesting visual element to any tea blend. Have fun experimenting and making your own tea blends distinctive. Dried apple has countless uses.

Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon, for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the better the flavor as more fruit or herb flavor is extracted). Garnish and sweeten to taste.

Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml into the pot. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)

Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving into the pot. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our ‘1 Cup of Perfect Tea’ measuring spoon for best results.

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY:
We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

Ideal Brewing Temperature: 100ºC/212ºF.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.