- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2 to 5 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Various
- Caffeine: High
Created to celebrate Pride, Rainbow is a blend of colourful flower petals and black tea with the distinctive flavour and aroma of Earl Grey. While enjoying this delicious and beautiful blend, you will also be supporting www.egale.ca, as we are donating 15% of all Rainbow sales to them between now and the end of August. Egale's mission is to improve the lives of LGBTQI2S people in Canada and to enhance the global response to LGBTQI2S issue. We are proud to support them, and to offer you this tea!
2 min without milk, 5+ min with milk
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Pekoe
Infusion Aroma: Citrus Notes
Infusion Color: Amber
Base flavor: Strong bergamot flavor, clean base notes
Infusion Strength: Medium-strong
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From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Tea Legends: A British Idea - Darjeeling Black - by Richard Isaac
Some people consider good Darjeeling Black tea an experienced unparalleled by any other, and for good reason, too. The particular climatic conditions like altitude, sun, rain and soil have combined to create a very unique black tea beloved the world over.
Darjeeling comes by its unmatched nature honestly. In cultivation in that region of India since 1841, it has had a long time to establish itself as one of the finest regional varieties of black tea today produced in the world. Interestingly, though, the tea actually comes from the small-leaf Chinese species of Camellia Sinensis, the same plant that gives the world most other varieties of white, green, oolong and black teas.
The plant first touched soil in Darjeeling when a British surgeon posted there, Dr. A. Campbell, decided to grow it. Traditionally a black tea, Darjeeling tea gardens have now begun to produce green, oolong, and white varieties. Its growers have also begun creating hybrid varieties and experimenting with different fermentation techniques. Only tea cultivated in the Darjeeling area can bear the name Darjeeling, which of course has only upped the motivation of those living...