Organic Fresh Mint Bergamot

About This Tea

Ingredients:  Organic German Peppermint,  Organic German Spearmint, Organic cold pressed Bergamot Oil.
Nuances: Strong mint, warming citrus.

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon:  2 heaping
  • Water: 12 oz, less than 195ºF / 90ºC
  • Timer: 3 minutes
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening

Rooibos Cream Earl

About This Tea

Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, Organic Calendula, Organic Cornflowers, organic Bergamot Oil, organic Vanilla extract, natural Cream Extract – non-dairy
Nuances: Sweet citrus peel, almond and honey.

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon: 2 level
  • Water: 12 oz, 195F / 90ºC
  • Timer: 5 minutes
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening

Organic Rooibos Earl Select

About This Tea

Ingredients: Organic Rooibos, Organic cold pressed Bergamot Oil, Organic cornflowers.
Nuances: Sweet citrus peel, almond & honey.

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon: 2 level
  • Water: 12 oz, 195F / 90ºC
  • Timer: 5 minutes
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening

London Fog Latte Blend

About This Latte

Ingredients: Organic black Assam tea, organic Bergamot, vanilla, cream flavor.
Nuances: Malty vanilla cream
 

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon: 2 Level
  • Scoop tea into bottom of pitcher
  • Add 1 tsp of sugar (if desired)
  • Add 4 oz hot water, stir for 5 seconds, set aside.
  • Steam 6-8 oz whole milk or non-dairy choice
  • Top up with steamed milk
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening

Cream Earl Grey

About This Tea

Ingredients: Organic Black tea blend, organic Calendula, organic Bergamot Oil, organic Vanilla extract, natural Cream Flavour -*** Vegan  & Gluten Free
Nuances: Vanilla, Dry Malt, Medium body and Delicious Creamy Notes

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon: 2 level
  • Water: 12 oz, less than 195ºF / 90º C
  • Timer: 3-4 minutes
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening
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The Perfect Tea for a foggy day

Here in the Pacific Northwest it seems as though with the arrival of October the last warm breezes of summer somehow slipped away without even bothering to wave goodbye. The leaves are changing as quickly as our wardrobes and even on a sunny afternoon an iced coffee or chilled tea suddenly feel so out of season! If light scarves and heavy sweaters haven’t already got you feeling cozy, then a twist on a classic cup of tea may be just what you need. Whether Earl Grey is your go to tea or not, with a couple of upgrades it just might be! How you might ask? Well, the simple solution is a London Fog Latte. According to local lore the London Fog was born in Vancouver, BC and Rumohr has it that it that in Scotland it’s actually called a Vancouver Fog! And, not only is this delicious latte warm and nutritious, it’s also so easy to make it’s almost silly. To make this tasty treat of a beverage, steep Earl Grey tea in a small amount of water while you warm, steam or froth your favourite milk. Pour the milk over the steeped tea, add a dash of vanilla, and sweeten it to your liking. The vanilla plays wonderfully with the slightly citrus bergamot oil in the Earl Grey, but if you want to get even fancier, you can add another flavour like lavender. Furthermore, to ensure the highest quality of tea opt for a brand that uses organic leaves and cold pressed bergamot oil, like this one, and you will definitely be able to taste the difference! FEEL IT This warming cup of comfort provides you with a little kick-start of caffeine and contains L-theanine too. This is an amino acid that promotes relaxation. So, it simultaneously wakes up the brain and calms the nerves. And, because Earl Grey tea is scented with bergamot oil, inhaling its aroma can help relieve stress and anxiety. If you are just starting out on your London Fog journey, you can try it out with your favourite Earl Grey tea and steamed milk. However, if you are looking for a tea latte with an expertly balanced flavour profile, consider trying something specially formulated, like Denman Island Tea Co.’s London Fog Blend. According to Cartems Donuts in Vancouver it is perfectly balanced between tasting rich and creamy and not being overly sweet. Other Earl Grey tea blends may overpower the taste of vanilla and milk with their floral aroma. ENJOY IT While a blend like Denman Island’s is technically unsweetened, the vanilla flavour lends a suggestion of sweetness. According to Stir Coffee House in Ladner, BC, it is very aromatic and delicious on its own, but an extra shot of vanilla never hurts either! Additionally, a London Fog blend can also add creative flavour to the finest of culinary delights. At Cartems the best-selling stuffed donut has a creamy London Fog filling and according to the owner they sell out of it every day. Earnest Ice cream uses it for their popular ice cream flavour too! So, as the days of fall get shorter and we feel more like bundling up and hibernating, why not try a London Fog latte? It’ll hit all of your comfort cravings while keeping your mood up too!  

Kailey Seabrooke

Kailey Seabrooke is an adventure loving health nut and freelance writer for hire. She draws on her expertise in the fields of holistic health, lifestyle design, and adventure travel to infuse character and credibility into content for digital spaces and print pieces. When she’s not playing with words you can usually find her getting creative in the kitchen or surfing in tropical waters. To learn more about Kailey or hire her for your next creative project, head over to www.contentbykailey.com
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TEA LATTE ART STEPS UP TO THE CUP

Latte art has become a very cool phenomenon in the coffee house industry.  With perfectly textured milk poured into rich espresso shots and finished with a barista’s insignia, it’s no wonder people line up for a latte made to perfection. Sadly, this care does not exist in tea cafes that serve up their repertoire of lattes.  Inconsistency in preparation, weak tea flavor, and burnt and sloppy milk frothing all plague our industry.  Where is the pride in the beverage that you have just handed the customer?  Where is the to-die-for latte that good coffee houses prepare en masse? Latte art has become a very cool phenomenon in the coffee house industry.  With perfectly textured milk poured into rich espresso shots and finished with a barista’s insignia, it’s no wonder people line up for a latte made to perfection. Part of the problem lies with the equipment and products we have to choose from. There are few reliable extraction devices available for tea cafes that will pull the essence from the leaves in an espresso style. Add to this the lack of excellent ground tea products and you have a hot drink that is light years away from superior consistency. This is too bad really, and I feel a twinge of envy each and every time I see a barista carve a beautiful rosetta on the top of my macchiato. Why can’t we do this for our tea customers, I keep asking myself? With this in mind, I created two tea products and discovered another that allowed skilled tea baristas to create their latte art magic in front of the customer. The top three-selling tea-based lattes in Canada are Chai Latte, London Fog Latte, and Rooibos Vanilla Latte. I wanted baristas to craft a drink that they would take as much pride in as their best-poured coffee lattes. I finally had these three new creations in hand a few weeks back and brought them down to Arthur Wynne, a champion barista and trainer with Wicked Café in Vancouver. Much to my delight, he came up with a number of perfect designs on the top of a Chai Latte, a London Fog Latte, and a Rooibos Vanilla Latte. The customers standing around were duly impressed. Taking that first sip of the lightly textured cream on top with hints of the spices and bergamot was heavenly. This is what people WILL line up for.

Brendan Waye

Organic Lavender Earl Grey

About This Tea

Ingredients: Organic Black Tea, Organic Cold Pressed Bergamot Oil, Organic Lavender Blossoms 
Nuances: Bright, crisp, and coppery with lavender, tangerine, and classic Earl Grey profile

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon: 2 level
  • Water: 12 oz, less than 195ºF / 90ºC
  • Timer: 3-4 minutes
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening

Organic Earl Grey Select

About This Tea

Ingredients: Organic Black Tea Bland, Organic Cold Pressed Bergamot Oil
Nuances: Tangerine, Citrus, Floral notes (Lilac and Orange Blossom)

Steeping Essentials

  • Teaspoon: 2 level
  • Water: 12 oz, less than 195ºF / 90º C
  • Timer: 3-4 minutes
  • Storage: Sealed light proof jar/tin in a cool cupboard. Keep away from heat & light sources.
  • Best Before: 6-9 months depending on storage. Optimum freshness in the first 6 months after opening