Secret Garden Green Tea
Our Secret Garden Green Tea was created to celebrate the many special places at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota, Florida. When you visit Selby Gardens, you enter a unique environment that calms, inspires, and refreshes the senses. This green tea is served most days in the Selby House Cafe. Hot or iced, you will remember this tea with the same fondness you may have for the Garden. Enjoy!
Blue cornflower blossoms, pomegranate arils, and ‘superfruit’ goji berries blend perfectly, yielding a subtle, tart sweetness.
20 to 25 cups of tea can be made from 2 oz of loose leaf 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. Green 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 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. Similarly, this tea can be steeped at least 3 times and, depending on the steep times, as many as 5 times. 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.