About this Product
This is a very special tea blend. It is made with a blend of a rare Kenyan Purple Tea whole leaf, fruit pieces and butterfly pea flowers. The Kenyan Purple whole leaf tea produces a delicate floral aroma, light bodied tea with notes of crisp pear and walnut. The notes of crisp pear and walnut creates a perfect synergistic pairing with the air-dried fruits we've selected. And to get that beautiful Very Peri color we've added the beautiful Butterfly Pea Flower. This tea blend has a light fruity flavor without sweetening. But if you add just a touch of honey it brings out and balances the fruity notes.
For more information about the creation of this blend be sure to visit the "How It's Made" tab.
Ingredients: kenyan purple whole leaf tea, butterfly blue pea flower, pineapple, mango, apple, rosehips*, hibiscus*, rose petals*, natural flavors (*organic)
Brewing instructions: 1 tsp / 8 oz water / 175°F / 3-4 minutes
Double the amount of tea leaves for iced tea
Teas are packaged in resealable, biodegradable rice bags. Tins may be available for purchase separately.
Meet the Maker
Melodie (AKA Crazy Tea Lady) is a Christian wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. She is an entrepreneur with a creative spirit. She enjoys a good cup of coffee or tea and is always willing to share. Melodie is the founding owner of Steep Right Up™️(formerly Tea, Cup & Kettle). She is a Certified Professional Aromatherapist and an Herbalist for over 25 years and has brought her experience and knowledge of oils and herbs to the business of tea. She has taken the time over the years to expand her knowledge of teas, herbs, and blending through reading, taking classes, and personal experience through trial & error. She takes her time creating her blends and loves the challenge of creating custom blends for her customers and for a cause.
When Melodie is not working on her business she is spending time with her family. She has a husband, 4 boys (all grown), and so far 4 grandchildren. She also enjoys reading, crocheting, soap making, resin crafting, and Bible journaling. All of which go perfectly with a nice cup of tea.
It is my desire to introduce the love of tea to as many as I can. I'm looking forward to brightening your day one cup and one sip at a time!
How it’s Made
As with all of our other teas, our Creative-Tea blend is also hand-blended using ingredients that are sourced from around the world. Blends are given at least a week for the flavors to "mingle" prior to packaging for optimum flavor. We strive to use organic ingredients when available. Follow us on social media for lots of recipes and tea how-to information.
But this one is a little more special. Each month Goimagine has a new challenge for its Makers. This tea blend was created with the January 2022 challenge in mind. This challenge was to create something that was inspired by PANTONE's color of the year 2022: Very Peri. So we got right to work playing around with loose leaf teas, fruits, herbs, flavors, and florals not only to come up with a tea that had a Very Peri hue to it......but we wanted something that would inspire "creative-tea" and taste delightful. We wanted something that would produce a cup of tea that anyone could enjoy.
We started with a new-to-us whole leaf tea: Kenyan Purple Tea. This particular tea leaf is produced by one of the largest family-owned tea estates in Kenya (Igembe District, Meru County). This estate grows 650 acres of tea plants, with 150 acres being dedicated to purple tea production. Purple tea leaves comes from the same plant as all other teas (such as black, green, oolong, white, etc), Camellia sinensis. It's just a different varietal/cultivar. And the leaves have a purple hue rather than green. The flavor profile of Kenyan Purple Tea is lighter than a black tea and not as "grassy" as a green tea. It is also a little lower in caffeine than green tea but slightly higher than white tea.
Since the tea leaves we have procured have notes of pear and walnut we thought it would be a perfect match pairing it with an air-dried fruit blend. A touch of rosehips, hibiscus, and rose petals were added to round out the flavor.
While this blend was very tasty, it was not producing the Very Peri hue we desired. So we decided to add in a bit of Butterfly Pea Flower and it was a perfect addition to create the color we were looking for.
So where did the Creative-Tea name come from? And what makes it a creative inspiring tea blend? Tea has generally been known to help enhance ones creative flow of thoughts and ideas. The natural combination of L-theanine and caffeine helps to decrease mental fatigue. This in turn helps the creative mind do its job. Hibiscus and Rosehips have historically been known to help calm down and manage stress. And they are known as "heart" ingredients. When we create we do so not only from the mind....but also from the heart. And Butterfly Pea Flower is rich in antioxidants which can help reduce inflammation as well as help improve cognitive function.
While you sip on a nice cup of tea, enjoy the subtle nuance of each of the flavors and just let your mind go and the ideas flow. And know that each blend has been carefully put together with a specific synergistic quality in mind.
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We want all of our customers to be happy with their purchases. If you purchase one of our regularly stocked products (excludes custom – see below regarding custom products) and are not happy with it please contact us.
We do not offer returns, refunds, or exchanges on custom orders unless there has been an in-house error. Custom orders would be a product that you have requested a specific blend of any of the following (but not limited to): teas, coffees, packaging, labeling. If you are sent the wrong product we will correct the issue.
Since many of our products are custom made for each client it is important that you order exactly what you are looking for. If you are in the Clayton (or surrounding areas) of NC we have all of our teas available for you to taste and smell to see what your preferences may be. This will ensure that your order is what you expected it to be.
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