We only use high grown Ceylon tea from estates more than 5500 feet
above sea level *
We only use natural flavors, giving a clean true
taste with no chemical aftertaste *
Tropical Touch ~ "We were delighted to find a nicely tropical tea in this Pina Colada offering ~ fruity and fresh-tasting, not cloying in the least bit. We're looking forward to warmer months when we can try this iced. Our mostly-pyrate audience will appreciate this." -- Theo Nightingale (owner/partner, Special Services Unltd.)
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It has been said that you are never really on vacation until you have a Pina Colada in your hands.
This delicious Caribbean drink that combines the flavors of coconut, pineapple, fresh cream, and rum is truly one of the world's most refreshing. The Pina Colada was invented in 1954 by Ramon "Monchito" Marrero in Puerto Rico. The bartender wanted to create a drink that captured all the flavors of his beloved island in one glass. His drink was such a hit that in 1978 Puerto Rico declared the Pina Colada its national drink.
Since that first pour in 1954 it is estimated that over 200 million Pina Coladas have been served worldwide! We're not sure how many cups of this tea have been served yet, but we are certain that once you brew a pot you'll be adding many numbers to the list! Sweet and creamy, this tea, like its namesake, is great over ice.
Please note that this tea contains only black tea and natural flavors. This tea does not contain any alcohol.
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Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavor character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea "straight-up."
Iced tea brewing method (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the bags. 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 double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water]. Please note that this tea may tend to go cloudy or "milky" when poured over ice; a perfectly normal characteristic of some high quality black teas and nothing to worry about!
Shipping Port: Colombo
Altitude: 4800 - 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Slightly sweet infusion captures the blended flavors of coconut, pineapples, cream, and rum. Great with a dash of sugar and fabulous over ice
Infusion: Bright and Coppery
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
Firstly...we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic "Ceylon" tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none of these teas made the grade. We may pay more for high grown Ceylons, but the taste is worth it).
Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This "dual peak period" allows us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
Secondly...we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in the liquid tea treat.
Thirdly...we specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat "soft" and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.
Now you can sit back and enjoy the fruits of our labor (or should we say flavor) knowing that we have formulated the best flavored teas that are available.
ZooScape is proud to be the exclusive distributor of TerraVita teas, herbs and supplements in the United States, Canada and around the world. Please direct all wholesale and bulk inquiries to Simona Heather at 905-494-1785.
We were delighted to find a nicely tropical tea in this Pina Colada offering ~ fruity and fresh-tasting, not cloying in the least bit. We're looking forward to warmer months when we can try this iced. Our mostly-pyrate audience will appreciate this.
(Profession: owner/partner, Special Services Unltd.)
-- December 12, 2010
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Products are intended to support general well being and are not intended to treat, diagnose, mitigate, prevent, or cure any condition or disease.