Arctic Fire Tea
Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Contrary to the name, Arctic Fire Tea boasts tropical flavours combined with notes of peppermint. It is a scented China Black Tea, ingredients including mango and papaya, and is adorned with blue cornflowers, quite simply looking as good as it tastes. Arctic Fire Tea is as unique as they get. Furthermore, there are many health benefits to be had from frequently consuming this brew.
Countless studies have been conducted, many in the last decade alone, establishing the health benefits of any Black Tea. Enjoy Arctic Fire Tea for a boosted metabolism, enabling the body to burn fat quicker and more efficiently, or even to reduce the risks of developing Type II Diabetes. All this and more can be offered when you choose Arctic Fire Tea, one of our most popular scented Black Teas.
Just like Green Tea, Black Tea originated from China; however, while the history of Green Tea began in 2737 BCE, Black Tea only came to be during the 16th Century CE. Allegedly, the first Black Tea ever made was Lapsang Souchong, which was first created in the Wuyi Mountains of the Fujian Province. According to legend, it was, in fact, the product of pure accident!
The story takes place in a time of great upheaval in China, when bandits and crooks wandered freely across the land, pillaging and plundering as they went. One day a group of bandits happened upon the village of Tong Mu Guan where farmers were beginning to harvest their tea crop. The bandits demanded they be given everything of worth within the village, including the tea. They planned to return days later to collect their prizes. But the farmers wouldn’t give up that easily and began to harvest the leaves as quickly as possible, then drying them over pinewood fires to speed up oxidation. The result was a “smoked tea”. The farmers had, as far as they knew, ruined the tea leaves.
Yet they persevered, reluctantly packing their produce for the market in the faint hope that someone might be prepared to purchase the stock before the return of the bandits. At the port, the farmers were approached by Dutch traders interested in sampling the tea. As they stood in silence, expecting the worse, the traders looked up from their first sips - they loved it (or so the tale goes!).
The first “scented” Black Tea, on the other hand, is newer still and is thought to be what we now know as “Earl Grey”. Why Black Tea leaves scented with Bergamot oil ever became known as Earl Grey remains, for the most part, a mystery, although its creation gave way to even more fascinating creations such as our Arctic Fire Tea. Be part of something new and interesting today. Buy Arctic Fire Tea.
Type of Tea: Loose Leaf Black Tea.
Ingredients: Black Tea leaves, Cornflowers, Papaya, Mango, and Peppermint.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes.
How to Serve: The complex flavours of Arctic Fire Tea mean it is best served as it is.
Tasting Notes: The taste of Arctic Fire Tea comes in stages. First, strong notes of fruit, then minty flavours, and finally a smooth finish.
Colour in Cup: Deep orangey liquor with coppery highlights, light in tone.
Black Tea Benefits: Looking for a pick-me-up in the morning? Perhaps you need help focusing at work? Arctic Fire Tea is the way to go. According to one particularly fascinating Dutch study, which saw 44 young volunteers undergo a mental performance test, certain components in any Black Tea - including, of course, Arctic Black Tea - can stimulate the mind and improve focus.
The effects of these constituents, particularly an amino acid called L-theanine, were compared with a “dummy” treatment. The results suggested that the active ingredients significantly improved accuracy across numerous switching tasks for those who drank tea after 20 minutes and 70 minutes, compared with the placebo. The tea drinkers’ alertness was also heightened, the study found.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing
Time of DayLunchtime, Afternoon