*Organic Black loose leaf Tea black tea is joined by cocoa beans,toasted coconut and organic honeybush for a decadent treat.
Try with steamed milk and sweetener for a deliciously warm cup.
Ingredients;black loose leaf tea, cocoa beans, coconut, toasted coconut, organic honeybush, natural flavors, apple, chocolate flakes, sea salt, citric acid, chocolate powder, vanilla.
Coconut Truffle loose Leaf Tea Latte
Iced tea lattes are a delicious treat especially here in Texas. Directions to make your own iced tea lattes at home:
1. Pick a tea. Black teas are always a great choice though any strong-flavored tea works well. A lighter flavored tea such as green or white will be too mild to stand up to the addition of milk. However, an exception to the rule is the Matcha, which blends the rich buttery flavors of matcha green tea with milk.
2. Select a sweetener. We recommend coconut palm sugar, but you can use honey, cane sugar, agave, or any other sweetener you prefer. Note that tart fruit-flavored syrups can sometimes curdle warm milk, as well as hibiscus-based herbal teas.
3. Choose a milk and heat. Full, low-fat, fat-free, soy, almond, rice, etc…whatever you love. Make a 50-50 mixture of water and milk, in a quantity that’s half what you want your final volume to be. (If you want 16 ounces of iced tea latte, mix four ounces each of milk and water for a total of eight ounces.)
Add the sweetener when your liquid is still cool
Pour your mixture into a saucepan and heat on medium. Bring the liquid to the temperature required of your selected tea. Warning: Soymilk tends to boil over faster than dairy milk. Watch your pot closely to avoid massive cleanup!
4.Brew It! Add 2-3 times the amount of leaves you would normally use. For instance, if you are making a 16 ounce latte with a black tea that normally requires 1 Tbsp per 16 ounces, use 2-3 tbsp. instead). Brew the tea for 3-5 minutes.
5. Strain and blend with ice. Strain the leaves as you pour the tea into a blender. Add an equal volume of ice to match the tea. Blend until smooth, and serve. Alternatively, pour the milk/tea mixture over ice to skip the blending step.
What are Black loose leaf teas?
Black teas are medium to full- bodied. They can be hearty,
crisp, malty, earthy, or even sweet,depending on the tea.
Approximately 1/2 the caffeine of a cup of coffee
Health Benefits may include;
- Cardiovascular Health ,Cancer Prevention
- Skin and Hair Health
- Bone and Connective Tissue
- Digestive Tract Health
- Brain and Nervous System
- Increased Energy
- Immune System
Black tea contains caffeine. ... Black tea is also full of healthy substances called polyphenols. Polyphenols are antioxidants that can help protect your cells from DNA damage. Some scientists think that specific antioxidants in tea, including polyphenols and catechins, may help prevent some types of cancer.
Both green and black tea are rich in a group of protective antioxidants called polyphenols. ... However, the type and amount of flavonoids they contain differ. For example, green tea contains a much higher amount of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), whereas black tea is a rich source of theaflavins
Black tea history
Black tea, also known as “red tea,” was discovered in China in the mid 17th century. Many years prior, only green and oolong teas were consumed. The story of how black tea came to be is that an army from Jianxi entered the Fujian Province and camped at a nearby tea factory.
Originating in the Assam district of India, it grows in warm, moist climates and is prolific in sub-tropical forests. Camellia sinensis sinensis is a smaller-leafed variety native to China that is typically used to make green and white tea.
Whichever loose leaf tea you decide on it, you will surely enjoy the health benefits.