I am in love with a new company…Naivetea. No tea I’ve had before is anything like this. Organic, whole leaf Oolong, some naturally infused with carefully selected blends of florals and fruits. I enjoyed a hot tea with the Rose Violet Calendula Oolong the other night, and since then the same leaves have been flavoring my water pitcher. Fabulous. The only thing I do for you below is give you some easy measurements so you don’t get distracted from your relaxation by any math anxiety.
Niavetea’s Rose Violet Calendula Oolong Hot Tea and Flavored Water
makes 1 hot tea and a 34 ounce pitcher of flavored water
For Hot Tea:
1 1/2 teaspoons Naivetea tea leaves, your favorite flavor
1. Steep in 4 ounces of hot water for 20 seconds, or longer to taste. Strain leaves out and save for up to 4 more cups of tea, or use at any point in the Flavored Water, below.
For Flavored Water:
1. Put the tea leaves from your hot tea steep above, into a glass or ceramic water pitcher, and fill with filtered water. (34 ounces is a good size.) Refrigerate. Enjoy at any point but maximum flavor is achieved after about 6 hours. To serve, pour the water through a strainer into glasses. Put the leaves back in the pitcher and refill with filtered water. You can probably get a good 4 pitchers out of your tea leaves.