Sweet, exotic, haunting, with notes of fruit and a light spearmint finish.
What is it about waterfront property that makes it so appealing? The call of sea birds overhead? Warm breezes blowing in off the water? Fishing boats put-putting out to the great deeps? Its impossible to pinpoint one feature on its own - the answer of course is all of the above. In the same way you might ask what makes At the Waterfront herbal tea so appealing? Is it the spearmint? The peppermint? The South African Honeybush? Again the answer is all of the above. Lets break it down to discover why.
Spearmint (Mentha spicata): Native to Europe and parts of Asia, natural health practitioners believe that spearmint engenders a calming effect on the digestive system. The spicy herb also packs a full-bodied minty flavour. Peppermint (Mentha piperita): Often referred to as the worlds oldest medicine, Peppermint was used by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians as a nerve tonic and stimulant. Stimulant eh? One taste and youll see why. Rosebuds: Roses have been used to flavor beverages since at least the days of the ancient Egyptians. Their addition to this blend adds subtle floral notes reminiscent of late summer. Hibiscus: The petals of the hibiscus flower, one of the most beautiful exotic flowers on earth, has been used to make herbal teas from Mexico to the Sudan. Worldwide, there are more than 220 known varieties of this stunning flower. Osmanthus: A highly fragrant flower. On their own, they produce a rich, floral cup. As part of a blend they add a well-balanced, herbaceous layer of flavor. Used as an herbal tea in China for millennia. Camomile: Arguably one of the worlds most popular herbal teas, camomile has been grown in Egypt since the days of the pharaohs. Known to aid digestion and engender an overall feeling of well-being. Great before bed. Honeybush (Cyclopia): Native to South Africa, Honeybush is known in Afrikaans as Heuningbos The plant gets its name by virtue of the fact that the leaves produce a sweet, honey-ish tea. Similar in character to Rooibos, with added sweetness. Put all the above together and youve got an amazing cup of herbal tea. Wake up at the waterfront.
Peppermint and spearmint leaves, honeybush, camomile, hibiscus, calendula, rose, and osmanthus petals
Tea Type: Organic herbal tea
Caffeine Level: Caffeine-free
Antioxidant Level: Low
Country of Origin: Egypt, USA, China
Region: Nile River Delta, Washington State, Anhui Province
Grade: Cut leaf natural
How To Brew
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 12 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.