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Black tea with orange peel, rose hips, apple bits, safflowers, rose petals with a hint of orange, vanilla, and lemon. Rich hearty and tangy.
Black tea is fully fermented, grown in China, India, Sri Lanka, and throughout Africa. These teas have a full flavor, rich aroma. They are high polyphenols and caffeine.
General Brewing Instructions: 1 tsp per 8 oz cup of boiling water (212°F), Seep 3-6 minutes
Some Fun info:
Our Blood Orange tea has black tea with orange peel, rose hips, apple bits, safflowers, rose petals with a hint of orange, vanilla, and lemon. Blood oranges are grown along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. They offer a deep sweetness with less acid then their counterpart. This makes blood oranges very lending to make an excellent cup of tea. The anthocyanins which give the orange its distinct maroon color will only develop when temperatures are low at night, as during the Mediterranean fall and winter. The anthocyanins are uncommon in citrus fruit. Blood Oranges are high in Vitamin C, folate, calcium, and thiamine.
Grab a cup of tea while you read this intriguing story about Blood Oranges.
Blood oranges do have this dramatic air. Here is the story of a woman who notices the fruit on one of her trees has changed and she suspects her neighbors of foul play. Mrs. Smith lived in Moorpark, California in the 1980s. She suspected her neighbor of injecting blood or some kind of poison into her beloved Valencia orange tree. She called the police. The police were flummoxed. They brought the fruit to the University of California at Riverside's Citrus Variety Collection, where the authorities eventually told them this woman's tree has recapitulated the birth of the blood orange in China some thousands of years earlier. It developed a mutation. It re-enacted the birth of the blood orange. The presence of the red pigment in blood oranges, which is their distinctive characteristic, is due to anthocyanins, which are also responsible for the red coloration in cherries and apple skins and numerous fruits and vegetables. Most oranges, common oranges, only have one of the two genes necessary to create red pigments, but blood oranges have both of them.
After all your long hours of shopping, come home to a drink that’s indulgent, but still plenty healthy. Cocoa is filled with flavonols, antioxidants that stimulate your brain. Black tea can lower your blood pressure, and studies have shown that it's associated with a lower risk of type 2 diabetes. So this one's practically a health tonic!
4 oz Green Rich Tea’s Blood Orange Tea
2 oz Chocolate vodka
1 oz heavy cream (I use coconut creamer)
Sugar, to taste (I use coconut sugar)
STEEP Green Rich Tea’s Blood Orange Tea at normal strength with freshly boiled water for 3 minutes, then strain the tea leaves.
2. ADD vodka and stir.
3. WHIP cream with a little sugar and float on top. Dust with powdered cocoa to garnish.
Want to a add a twist to your morning. Try adding tea to your oatmeal. It is a great way to add flavor with out the sugar and calories!
Blood Orange Oatmeal
1 packet of plain instant oatmeal, or 1 serving of old-fashioned oats
1 to 1.5 cups of brewed Green Rich Tea’s Blood Orange tea
dash of salt, optional
Brew Green Rich Tea’s Blood Orange tea. (I make enough to have a cup with my oatmeal as well.) Make oatmeal according to package directions, substituting tea for water. Garnish with fresh berries, cream or brown sugar.