For the sleepy traveler - the fresh strawberries of your dreams blend with mellow notes of green tea and sweet herbaceous layers.
When you travel around the planet in search of the worlds finest teas you learn a thing or two about jet lagextreme jet lag. On one trip to visit with an Indian supplier, our Master Blender set off from our Canadian office in Toronto, flew 8 hours to Zurich, another hour to Rome, then 15 hours to Colombo, Sri Lanka where he spent 2 hours laid over, flew to Chennai, India, spent a further 8 hours laid over, where he discovered that his luggage hadnt arrived and finally hopping a flight to Calcutta. All told, from the time he left the office until he reached the guesthouse where he would be staying, 42 hours had elapsed!
Suffice it to say that on a trip like that, the hours, days, customs clearings, airports, meals taken at odd times, countries, languages and time zones blend into a jet-lag so thick it feels like walking youre walking through soup. In a word, its bonkers. What does it feel like? If asked, you might well have heard our Master Bender say something along the lines of, I feel like Ive been hit by a bus! Or, I feel like Ive been shot out of a cannon.
Now, since these trips are business trips, not vacations, when Metropolitan personnel arrive overseas they have to gather themselves quickly and conduct business. So, in addition to learning a thing or two about jet lag, weve also learned a few ways to combat the affliction. In addition to staying hydrated, exercising and eating well, weve found that a nice cup of tea can help out nicely. To that end were pleased to offer some of our Master Blenders secret Jet Lag tea recipes. This fragrant blend of green teas, herbs and all-natural strawberry flavoring will help clear your mind after long flights and have you ready to face a new day... in Kuala Lumpur, Moscow, Timbuktu or wherever else you might find yourself!
How to Brew
Green tea, green mate, gynostemma leaves, strawberry and papaya pieces, natural flavours
Hot Tea: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz (200-260 mL) of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea. Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended. Iced Tea: Makes 1 litre: Put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into teapot. Pour 1 1/4 cup (315 mL) of boiling water on tea. Steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.