Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
Imperial Spice Tea is a Flavoured Black Tea inspired by the Souks of the Middle East. It is a large-leaf China Black Tea blended with Clove Buds, Orange Peel, Safflower Blossoms and Natural Flavouring Oils.
The combination is a match made in heaven. Find out for yourself with The Kent and Sussex Tea and Coffee Company, where we pack our Spice Imperial Tea by hand and fresh to order.
About the Ingredients in Imperial Spice Tea
Souks are traditional markets held across the Middle East and, perhaps most famously, in Marrakesh in Morocco. The awe-inspiring sights and smells of these places will be unlike anything you’ve ever experienced.
We have attempted to harness that awe with our Imperial Spice Tea. But what ingredients are involved in its making? How, exactly, does it honour the tradition of Souks?
When people think of these marketplaces, thoughts often drift to the spice trade. Clove Buds are one such spice that we include in the infusion. Deriving from the Syzygium aromaticum tree of the Myrtaceae family, Cloves offer one of the most potent and easily recognisable flavours in the world.
They are delicious in Chai Tea but are equally well-placed in our quintessentially Moroccan beverage.
Then there are the Tea leaves themselves. Despite originating from China, Leaf Tea likewise has a close association with Morocco, particularly so-called Moroccan Mint Tea. This is a blend of Green and Peppermint or Spearmint Tea that dates back centuries.
When it comes to Imperial Spice Tea, we’ve made a twist on a classic that you’ll undoubtedly love from the very first to the very last sip.
How to Make Spice Imperial Tea
- Buy a Tea Filter or Infuser and fill it with Loose Tea.
- Position the Tea-filled accessory in your cup or mug.
- Pour in freshly boiled water at temperatures of 100°C.
- Allow it to steep for 3-5 minutes for the best flavour.
How to Serve: Ideally served without additions.
Tasting Notes: Imparts a spicy-fruity fusion of flavour with floral and malty undertones.
Is Spice Imperial Tea Good for You?
Cloves as a standalone ingredient have long been intertwined with the holistic healing practice of Indian Ayurveda. According to the age-old tradition, they enhance circulation, digestion and metabolism.
Much of the same appears to be true in the world of modern science. And then there is the Black Tea, which contains an abundance of vitamins, minerals and other antioxidants that achieve the following abilities:
- Reduced Risks of Cognitive Decline.
- Improved Oral Health.
- Decreased Signs of Skin Blemishes.
- Promoted Weight Loss.
- Alleviated Anxiety.
- Boosted Immunity.
Cloves are a key component contributing to Chai Tea Benefits. You can find out more in our article.