Profile : Lemon Flavored Mate Loose - Herbal Tea April 22, 2020 CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Tending slightly sweet, this green mate finishes with palate cleansing Egyptian lemon. Delicious and invigorating. Ingredients: Green mate, Lemon peel. INGREDIENTS FROM: Brazil / Egypt REGION(S): Parana / Nile River Delta GROWING ALTITUDES: 1 - 3000 feet above sea level GRADE(S): 1st Grade New Crop, Cut and Sift MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Traditional process, Small batch crafted, Air and sun dried ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Very High CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium KOSHER: Yes VEGETARIAN: Yes VEGAN: Yes INFUSION: Pale yellow/green SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS: MILK SUGAR LEMON MINT NO NO OK NO Ideal Brewing Temperature: 100?C/212?F HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons or 6 tea bags into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1? cups/315ml into the pot. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.) ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon or 1 tea bag into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving into the pot. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the leaves or removing the tea bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ? serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!) ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.