Today, gelato is more closely associated with Italy than France. Amazingly, unlike every other country on Earth, Italy produces more artisanal gelato than factory made (upwards of 55% is made onsite within the gelateria where it will be sold.) In Italy, by law, gelato must contain at least 3.5% butterfat. (By comparison, ice cream in the USA must contain 10% butterfat. Herein lies the primary difference in flavor.) The low fat content in gelato is offset by a higher sugar content, combined with natural fruit purees, which give the confection a bright, fruit forward flavor that is often more powerful than ice creams.
Celebrate gelato’s rich history by brewing a cup of Lime Gelato herb and fruit tea. A juicy blend of herbs and dried fruits, you’re going to love this one as much as Voltaire when he wrote: "Gelato is exquisite. What a pity it isn’t illegal”. Yum.
Apple, Rosehip, Hibiscus, Lemon, Lime pieces, Peppermint, Lime leaves, Natural flavors.
HOT TEA BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS:
Place 1 teaspoon of herbal tea for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time, the better the flavor as more fruit and herb flavor is extracted). Garnish and sweeten to taste & enjoy!
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 100º
ICED TEA PREPARATION RECOMMENDATIONS:
Place 2 slightly heaping teaspoons of herbal tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the herbal tea. Cover and let steep for 5-10 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed herb & fruit tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.
IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 90º