Black Forest Gateau
(Black tea with natural flavours)
Country of Origin: China/Ceylon
Grade: OP (Orange Pekoe)
Altitude: 4800 - 7600 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Captures the subtleties of chocolate, cherries, and cream beautifully.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Ceylon black tea, cranberry & white chocolate pieces (sugar, cocoa butter, whole milk powder, skim milk powder, butter oil, soya lecithin, vanilla extract), safflower petals, natural flavours.
- A Taste of Summery Chocolate Luxury all year round
- Cup Characteristics: Captures the subtleties of chocolate, cherries, and cream beautifully. The flavour opens right up with a splash of milk. A delightful tea.
- Does contain real chocolate, so this will melt into your cup.
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Black Forest cake, known in German as Schwarzwaelder Kirsch torte, originated in the Black Forest region of southern Germany. No one is sure when the recipe was first developed but it probably happened sometime in the late 16th century when chocolate was first introduced to the region. Black Forest cake derives its characteristic chocolate-cherry flavour from the addition of Kirsch or Kirshwasser, a double distilled clear cherry brandy. The inhabitants of the Black Forest, (no they are not elves), make this Kirsch from the hard skinned, sour Morello cherry. Apart from all the cherries and chocolate, fans of Black Forest cake know that it also makes an excellent vehicle for whipped cream! Fans of this tea blend should know that it is fantastic with a dash of sugar and a spot of milk – it’s like dessert in a cup!
Hot tea brewing method
Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into 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). Even though milk and a dash of sugar help enhance the flavour character on this tea, it is perfectly acceptable to consume this tea ‘straight-up’
Cold tea brewing method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - when the tea has cooled a little pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can place the tea in a jug and add cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
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