• 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
Very fruity character inspiring memories of juicy, ripe pears.
Pyrus communis L.
(Wild pear: Pyrus pyraster; Culpeper: Pyrus sativa)
Gerard said that the health use of pears varied "according to the differences of their tastes: for some pears are sweet, divers fat and unctuous, others sour, and most are harsh, especially the wild pears." All, however, were taken to "bind and stop the bell". Culpeper said that wild pears, applied externally, were most effective for rejuvenating green [fresh] wounds and reducing inflammations.
Most medieval pears were hard cooking pears. Depending on the variety, the fruit were either eaten raw, or cooked. They were also made into preserves, jams, puddings and sometimes comfits. Perry, a cider-like drink made from the fruit, may have been introduced into England by the Normans.
Originally from western Asia, the pear has been cultivated in Europe for thousands of years. Charcoal from the tree has even been discovered in Neolithic sites. The wild species (used as a root stock for grafting cultivated varieties) may not be native to Britain. According to some experts, it was an escapee from gardens and orchards. The pear appears in Anglo-Saxon charters, and was listed by Aelfric. To dream of a pear was considered a good omen. The hard, fine-grained wood was used for musical instruments, carving, turning and wood-engraving.
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 delicacy.
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.
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