During the summer when our children were small, they were forever asking for sodas or other sugar laden drinks. Also they wanted to emulate us by having a cup of tea. Those of you who have inadvertently given your children drinks that may contain caffeine or large amounts of sugar know that these are hyperactive combinations. You also probably feel a little guilty thinking ‘my child should be drinking something that is more healthy and not something that ‘wires’ them up’. Well we formulated a ‘Kid’s Tea’. We theorized that the Herb and Fruit teas are full of natural fruits which are very tasty and refreshing; there are significant amounts of Vitamin C and other essential nutrients in these dried fruits and they are caffeine free so all we had to do was make a blend that was appealing to children’s taste buds.
This is where my children came in - they became human guinea pigs or perhaps a better term might be ‘young tea tasters’. Interestingly, when formulating these blends the reaction whether they were tasty or not was swift - probably one of the fastest tasting sessions we have ever carried out. Children and adults alike can enjoy these teas - either hot or cold! At home we would always keep a pitcher of Kid’s Tea in the refrigerator, which our children consumed with great delight.
*Do not sugar these teas excessively; there are natural sugars in the fruits, which sweeten the brew when re-hydrated.
|Ingredients||Hibiscus & Rose & Calendula & safflower petals, Elderberry & Rosehip & Apple & Orange & Raisin pieces, and Natural flavors|
|Region(s)||Ontario / California / Sing Buri / Seville|
|Makes Great Iced Tea||Yes|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount)||Not Available|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp)||Not Available|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount)||Not Available|
|Chinese Gongfu Method (Time)||Not Available|
|Western Method (Water Amount)||8.45 fl oz / 250 ml|
|Western Method (Water Temp)||212 F / 100 C|
|Western Method (Amount)||2 Teaspoons|
|Western Method (Time)||5-10 Mins (to taste)|