Our Festivi-Tea Green Tea returns this year with a few changes we think you will love. A sencha-style green tea blended with a green mate for a mellow brew, but there’s more. You will find sweet almonds, cherry bits, rose petals, coconut shreds, and cornflower blossoms for a rich aromatic holiday blend.
Festivi-Tea was created to commemorate the annual holiday light show at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. Known as “Lights in Bloom,” a sparkling tropical holiday celebration and beloved family tradition. Here is a post from Lights in Bloom 2020.
The delicate sweetness of Festivi-Tea offers a perfect brew to celebrate family and friends while strolling through Selby Gardens or in your very own Eden.
20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf tea.
Brewing Instructions for Festivi-Tea Green Tea
Steep this tea multiple times as loose leaf teas have far more flavor than traditional tea bags due to the superior quality and freshness. Tea strength is a personal decision, so please experiment to determine your preferences.
Use water between 180 and 190 degrees F, or allow boiling water to stand for 2 minutes. Steep your green tea for as little as 1 minute, but not more than 4 minutes. For each of the following steeps, use water of the same temperature and double the steep time. Festivi-Tea can be steeped at least twice, and depending on the steep times, many more infusions are possible. Also, consider blending the first steep with the following steeps to balance the tea. If you do not want to drink all the tea, store it in the fridge for wonderful iced tea.
Store in a dry place.