Herbal Kratom Tea: Cinnamon Apple Kratom Tea
Cinnamon APPLE SPICE (Herbal Kratom and Green Tea with natural flavors)
Small Batch Blended and Packed by Hand.
Ingredients From: China Region: Hunan Province; Indonesia.
Grade: Sencha – Made to Japanese specifications; Premium Crushed Leaf Kratom
Altitude: Green Tea: 1500-4500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Traditional Pan Fired Green Tea
Tea Characteristics: In this kratom herbal tea, you can expect a warm cinnamon toast spice that comes to the fore with a delicious juicy apple mouthfeel
Infusion: Bright, pale green to yellow, light colored cup
Blend Ingredients: Green tea, White Vein Maeng Da Kratom Apple pieces, Cinnamon, Rose & Safflower petals, and Natural flavors.
A Taste Enshrined in Legend
Apples made of gold…who wouldn’t want to get their hands on some of those? The answer, if you’re talking about ancient mythology, is nobody. Why? Because of their ability to bestow eternal life.
(NOTICE: None of these claims have been approved by the FDA. As such, Golden Apples, Green Tea, Kratom, nor any other ingredient is meant to treat, cure, or prevent any disease NOR does it provide immortality.)
How about these Apples?
According to ancient tales from Greece, the 11th labor of Hercules saw the mythic hero search out the golden apples of the Garden of the Hesperides. Unfortunately for Hercules, these particular golden apples were guarded by the Ladon, an incredibly fierce one hundred-headed dragon that never slept.
Still, Hercules wouldn’t be Hercules if he hadn’t defeated the fearsome beast and made off with the apples, which he later presented to the god Zeus.
Another tale, this time from Norse mythology tells of the theft of golden apples owned by the gods Loki, Odin, and Thor. In the story, the three gods go on a camping trip. During the trip, Loki is taken hostage by a giant eagle. Following this, the eagle demands that Loki hand over the goddess Idun, keeper of the apples. Like the Greeks, the Norse believed the apples bestowed eternal life and gave the gods their power. (Meanwhile, Loki’s companions were not too thrilled about the situation.)
In any event, the gods got their apples back and all was well.
Yet another example comes from Irish mythology and the tale of the Wandering Aengus. In his famous poem, The Song of the Wandering Aengus, William Butler Yeats gives the magical fruit what is perhaps their most elegant description:
I will find out where she has gone,
And kiss her lips and take her hands;
[And] walk among the dapples grass,
And pluck till time and times are done
The silver apples of the moon,
The golden apples of the sun.
Top Tree Herbs’ Cinnamon Apple Spice Kratom Tea offers notes of grass and golden apple peppered with hints of hot spice.
Raise a cup to the gods!
A little about our base tea: This tea is based on a Sencha style green tea from Hunan. Interestingly, both green and black teas can be produced from the same bushes. During manufacture, the freshly plucked leaves are immediately steamed and then bruised either by machine or hand. Next, the leaf is pan-fired, a process that imparts a distinctive glossy look and feel, and dried. Unscented Senchas typically have dark green, needle shaped leaves and produce a pale green to yellow, very bright and smooth cup with a sweetish, honey like finish.
The crushed leaf kratom is sustainably harvested in Indonesia, and makes up half of the blend. Importantly, we use White Maeng Da kratom to synergize with the trace amounts of caffeine in the green tea to give you a gentle energy for your day.
In short, our kratom herbal teas are intended for the kratom effects to be low to sub-perceptual. First, just because you can’t feel it doesn’t mean it’s not acting on the body. Secondly, each herbal ingredient in the tea has its own special role. As an illustration, like a symphony, it is hard to distinguish each individual instrument. However, as a whole, it is clear what the music is that is being by the orchestra.
Hot tea brewing method
Traditional method (see note below): When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly – about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180°F/82°C. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon in your cup, add a touch of lemon, let the tea steep for about 3 minutes, and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment. Do not remove the leaves from the cup. However, adding milk and sugar is not recommended. Once the water level is low, add more water – and so on and so on – until the flavor of the tea is exhausted.
Look at the pattern of the leaves in the brew, not only do they foretell your fortune but you can see the bud and shoots presenting themselves, looking like they are about to be plucked.
Modern Method. First off, bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Then, place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea, 1 tea bag or 1 Q3 single serve packet for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Though adding milk or sugar is not recommended.
Note: While traditionally the recommendation has been that green tea be brewed at 180°F/82°C. Regretfully, modern society makes it necessary to consider that water may not be free of harmful bacteria and other impurities. Therefore you need to boil water to kill bacteria. If you wish to use traditional brewing temperatures bring the water to a boil and allow it to cool to the desired brewing temperature – it’s the food safe thing to do!
Iced tea brewing method
Use a pitcher to make 1 liter/quart: Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea or removing the tea bags. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.
(Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)
ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinensis), the longer it is brewed. In that vein, the more tea that is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.
Notice to Reader
The information contained in this profile is intended for information purposes only and not to be relied upon for medical purposes or any other purpose that could be considered outside of the normal use of tea. All information contained in the profiles including and not limited to, specifications, ingredients, recommendations and any or all other attributes of the tea profiled, may change without notice.
Many thanks to Top Tree Herbs’ tea sommelier for providing much of the above content!