Deep, sweet, and complex, this brew is both comforting and cleansing. . . .
This blend was born out of a special collaboration between Verdant Tea and local yoga practitioners with the goal of creating a tea to help yoga studio clients leave the weight of the world behind them and prime them for the focusing experience of yoga. With the cleansing and sweet upper notes of peppermint and spearmint, the lingering spice and thickness of Holy Basil and a base of solid burdock, this blend has been a great success. This tea rises to the challenge of being both comforting and cleansing, making it a popular flu season go-to. The Holy Basil Spa Blend is also great iced, or brewed up as a concentrated shot to mix with sparkling water and a touch of honey.
Ingredients: Peppermint, Spearmint, Holy Basil, Fennel, Burdock Root,
ICED: Sweet cucumber. Refreshing. Honeydew. Spearmint.
Use 1TB of tea per cup of water. Steep with a brew basket in 208 degree freshly boiled water for 4-5 minutes. Feel free to add a touch of honey.
You can also cold-brew this tea using 1TB per cup, mixing the tea with room temperature water and refrigerating overnight.
Try using this is a flavor shot in drinks like sparkling water or hot chocolate by using 2TB for 3oz of water and a 6 minute steep. Chilled, this can even be added to cocktails like a mojito or a gin and tonic. Have fun!
Iced Tea (Cold Brewing)
Use about 4 grams of tea for every 12oz of water. Combine with room temperature water in a covered vessel and refrigerate for 8-12 hours. Enjoy!
Iced Tea (Flash Chilled)
Use 1TB (5 grams) of tea in a 6-8oz vessel. Steep for 1 minute with filtered boiled water. Fill a martini shaker (or equivalent) with ice, then add brewed tea and shake until well-chilled (usually 10-30 seconds). Pour out through martini-shaker top over fresh ice in a new glass and serve.
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