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Elora Tea

Monk's Blend Decaf

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High in anti-oxidants, this is one of our most flavorful black teas. The dramatic combination of vanilla and grenadine ensures a particularly satisfying cup. . 

HEALTH PROPERTIES:  High in anti-oxidants

INGREDIENTS:  Decaf black tea, Calendula + Sunflower petals, Natural flavors (Natural flavors are Organic Compliant).

CAFFEINE LEVELS:  Medium

TEA SOURCING:  India (Travancore), Poland (Gdansk) and Egypt (Nile Delta & Fayoum)

ETHICS:  Ethical Tea Partnership and GMO free

 

THE STORY OF MONK'S BLEND TEA

This blend includes a delicious mixture of grenadine and vanilla. It is said to have been first created by Tibetan monks.  This tea, which was believed to be infused with universal life energy is a perfect all day treat; sweet and toasty with a touch of dryness and a subtle bouquet. Originally, it is believed that this blend was developed by the monks to support the work that they did by hand. Tea was an item that the monks considered good for the soul. Centuries later in Europe, Franciscan monks used to drink this tea to keep them awake during long periods of meditation. It is fair to say that this is an ancient and harmonious blend, and is also used by Buddhist and Taoist monks.  This Monk's Blend decaf is a perfect version of this tea, but unlike the original, it won't be keeping you awake during meditation.  Drink it at any time of day or night.

 

LIQUID CARBON DIOXIDE Co2 DECAFFEINATION METHOD

Many companies use a chemical solvent based process to decaffeinate their teas.  Not us.  We thoroughly scrutinize our decaffeinated teas to ensure that they stand up to Canadian Quality specifications. All of our decaffs are processed using the Co2 Process. which does not involve a chemical solvent. Also, using naturally occurring Co2 in a circulation process which carefully uses high pressure and temperature to extract the caffeine, the distinct character of the tea is retained in the cup. The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact There is a slight change in the character of the tea due to the process, but the end result is an uncompromising cup of tea with no chemical overtones.

We use high quality tea as the base for decaf tea to ensure a strong flavoury cup that is bold and satisfying. We pick the best teas that will retain their character under Co2 decaffeination processes. Infused with natural bergamot flavour, this is the perfect all-day black tea. If you are sensitive to caffeine or just trying to cut back, this decaf blend allows you to enjoy your favorite black tea without adding to your caffein intake. Brew a cup - you will not be disappointed.

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS FOR HOT TEA: Infuse one slightly heaping teaspoon for each 8 ounce cup with boiling water for 3-7 minutes.

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart):
Infuse 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of tea with 1 1/4 cups of boiling water for 5 minutes.  Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water, and add the infused tea, straining the leaves, to the pitcher.  Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Add lemon 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.

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving):
Infuse 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea with 6 ounces of boiling water for 5 minutes. Add the tea to a 12 ounce glass, filled with ice, straining the leaves.  Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Add lemon and sweeten to taste.

NUMBER OF CUPS: 15-20 cups from each 50 grams of tea, with a single use of the leaves.  Loose leaf tea is traditionally infused 3 times, with a different flavor profile following each infusion.  Accordingly, each 50 gram bag can make up to 60 cups of tea.