Dried Apple Pieces Tea, Loose Herbal Tea Blend
(Caffeine Free Herbal Tea)
Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada. HACCP Certified.
Ingredients From: Turkey
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
Teshekederum! If you ever find yourself in Istanbul, Teshekederum (teşekkür ederim) is something you’ll be saying all day. Why?
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
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.