Mad Hatter’s Curiosi-tea Fruit & Herb Tisane
fruity notes of peach and apricot with tangy hibiscus and surprise jelly beans
Mad Hatter’s Curiosi-tea is a favorite among littles and grownups. This naturally caffeine-free tisane is a fun, whole fruit blend with hibiscus, peach, apricot, dried apple, raisin and the curious addition of Jelly Belly beans!
Don’t overlook this tea as a play-time tea, though. The powerful peach notes and jammy, sweet apricot make a curiously delicious cup of tea for all ages.
As a Fruit & Herb Tisane, Mad Hatter’s Curiosi-tea Fruit & Herb Tisane is naturally caffeine-free making it a perfect cup to enjoy late in the day or just before bedtime.
Hibiscus is power-packed with antioxidants and Vitamin C. Traditionally, hibiscus has been used to lower high blood pressure and recent studies show its effectiveness.
Mad Hatter’s Curiosi-tea Fruit & Herb Tisane is enjoyable served hot and is excellent served over ice. Due to the inclusion of hibiscus petals, the addition of sugar or sweetener is encouraged. Adding cow’s milk to this fruity tisane is not recommended as it would curdle. Coconut milk or other plant based milk may be a pleasing addition.
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 8-10 minutes. Remove the filter and discard or remove infuser and discard tea leaves. Garnish as desired with sugar, honey, sweetener and/or lemon slices.
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 8-10 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.
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). To serve hot, simply pour the cold-infused tisane into a saucepan over medium heat and gently warm to desired temperature.
*Cold-infused tea has higher levels of antioxidants.
Store Mad Hatter’s Curiosi-tea Fruit & Herb Tisane in a cool, dark place away from direct light. If stored properly, this tisane will stay fresh for up to two years.
Ingredients: hibiscus petals, apple, raisin, apricot, candied pineapple, elderberries, natural and artificial flavor, peach bits (contains--peach and rice flour), lemon peel, marigold petals, jelly beans