Courtlodge Estate Decaffeinated Black Tea

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Courtlodge Estate Decaffeinated Black Tea is a smooth and sweet tasting tea with a slightly fruity and floral aroma true to quality Ceylon teas. This tea is grown only on the Courtlodge Estate in Sri Lanka. Courtlodge Estate Decaffeinated Black Tea makes a delicious cup of tea perfect for all day drinking as the caffeine is removed naturally using the Co2 process. It is important to note that the Co2 process uses high pressure and temperature rather than chemical solvents to remove caffeine from the tea leaves. This results in a healthier cup of tea with flavor more similar to the original. If you appreciate a good cup of black tea, but avoid caffeine, this tea is an excellent choice.

Courtlodge Estate Decaffeinated Black Tea is excellent served either hot or iced and takes well to honey and lemon. Milk is not recommended for this tea.  

There are a variety of ways to prepare this tea: 

Traditional Hot Tea
Measure one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves per one cup water into a tea filter or into an infuser of your choice. Keep in mind, the infuser you choose must be large enough to allow the tea leaves to swell and unfurl. This allows the tea leaves to release their full flavor. Place filter into teapot or mug. Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil then pour into teapot or mug. Infuse 3-7 minutes. Remove the filter and discard or remove infuser and discard tea leaves. Garnish as desired with sugar, honey, sweetener and/or lemon slices.

Iced Tea
Measure six heaping teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Bring 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil. Immediately pour boiled water over filter into teapot or heat-resistant pitcher. Infuse 3-7 minutes. Remove filter and sweeten tea with ½ cup sugar if desired. Add 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a serving pitcher. Pour in prepared tea and mix well. Add 2 cups ice and stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Cold-infusion Method*
Measure four teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place inside a clean glass jar or small pitcher. Position filter so that the tea leaves will be submerged and the top hangs over the side of the jar or pitcher so that leaves do not spill out once water is added. Pour four cups of filtered or freshly drawn water over the filter. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8-12 hours (or overnight). *Cold-infused tea has higher levels of antioxidants, less tannins and less caffeine. To serve this tea hot, simply pour the cold-infused tea into a saucepan over medium heat and gently warm to desired temperature.

Because this is a black tea, Courtlodge Estate Decaffeinated may be infused a second time, although flavor will be lighter, using either traditional infusing methods or cold-infusion.

Store Courtlodge Estate Decaffeinated Black Tea in a cool, dry place away from bright light.

Ingredients: decaf black tea