Autumn Harvest - Rooibos, Spices & Cascara
Autumn Harvest: If you're like us, you're sick to death of everything fall related being 'pumpkin spice'. That's why, when we set out to capture the flavors of fall, we deliberately avoided going that route. Instead, we thought of all the things we love about the fall and what that might taste like. We ended up with a rooibos and cascara tea blended with warm spices that is both complex and homey. It reminds us of crisp air, colorful leaves, and sitting by a fire with friends all bundled in blankets. In short, it tastes like autumn in Maine.
- Palate: vanilla, honey, warm spices
- Finish: sweet cinnamon, a hint of apple
Cascara is Spanish for 'husk' or 'peel' and is used to describe dehydrated coffee fruit. It is higher in antioxidants than cranberries and is delicious to boot! This remarkable fruit has been consumed as a tea for thousands of years. In fact, it was enjoyed long before people learned to roast the beans inside in order to make coffee as we know it today.
With its history and health benefits, not to mention the fact that each serving can be steeped twice, we couldn't resist making a line of teas with it. Each tea has every ingredient carefully weighed, ground, and mixed by hand to ensure the best possible flavor. We then carefully package each tea in a sealed bag which is then placed in a tube along with a half dozen empty tea bags (just in case you don't have a tea infuser handy).