Spirit of Christmas

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Spirit of Christmas Black Tea
a spirited cup of rich holiday flavor

Also available in 1 lb. resealable bags.

Spirit of Christmas Black Tea is an exciting blend of bright holiday flavors. Tart cranberry, sweet pineapple, dark cherry, coconut and red rose petals mingle together to create a spirited cup full of holiday cheer. You'll be celebrating with every sip. Spirit of Christmas Black Tea is our most popular holiday flavor.

Spirit of Christmas Black Tea is excellent served either hot or iced and takes well to sugar, honey and other sweeteners. Milk may also be added. Sweetened coconut milk would be a lovely dairy-free option and would accentuate the tropical notes in this tea.

As a black and green tea, Spirit of Christmas contains medium levels of caffeine. It also contains high levels of antioxidants with the most coming through the black tea leaves, green tea leaves and elderberries.

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.

Due to the inclusion of black and green tea leaves, Spirit of Christmas Black Tea may be infused a second time, although flavor will be lighter.

Store Spirit of Christmas Black Tea in a cool, dry place away from bright light.

Ingredients: black tea, green tea, cranberry pieces (sugar, cranberry, rice powder, vegetable sunflower oil), safflower petals, red rose petals, pineapple bits (sugar cane, pineapples, citric acid), cherry, elderberry, shredded coconut (coconut, sodium metabisulfite to retain whiteness, powdered sugar (sugar and corn starch), water, propylene glycol to preserve freshness, salt and cellulose gel), natural and artificial flavor.