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The Sleeping Bear Blend
The current batch of pine needles was harvested on May 8, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona.
Imagine a place with rolling pine forests fringed with open meadows and brambles of blackberry bushes just begging you to feed your senses. Imagine a place bursting with wildlife — a new ecological wonder behind every blossoming cherry tree. Imagine being knee-deep in crystal-clear water with pine needles floating by and spring in the air. Imagine love. Imagine my home: The Sleeping Bear Dunes.
Every sip of this tea brings with it a burning passion. Fresh, wild, green pine needles are sustainably wildcrafted from the deepest reaches of the Arizona wilderness after a heavy rain and dried immediately. After drying and cutting to appropriate sizes, the needles are mixed with our purely blissful green tea blend, River Rain.
The final product is a lovely blend of green tea with the perfect amount of fresh pine flavor and a hint of jasmine. This tea is based off of the memory of a spring morning walk along Glen Arbor’s Crystal River with the birds singing and otters splashing along that pure, beautiful water. I have created my masterpiece. I have put my heart and soul, The Sleeping Bear Dunes, in a cup.
Breathe life, sip inspiration, and let my beautiful homeland warm your soul.
*Please make sure to stick around for the second infusion - this is the infusion that really shines with full pine flavor. Allow 20 minutes minimum between the first and second infusion for the pine needles to release the best flavor.*
Please note: There will only be 8-10 ounces of The Sleeping Bear Blend produced each month. Due to this, we would like to limit this blend to 2 ounces per customer per order. If you'd like more, please Contact Us directly.
How to brew the perfect cup:
The ideal way to brew The Sleeping Bear Blend is in a 4 ounce gaiwan with 180ºF water.
Use 1 tablespoon of leaves and begin with 2-5 second infusions. Enjoy 10-15 infusions!
Alternatively, brew western style:
Steep 1/2 tablespoon of leaves
in 8 ounces of 180ºF water
for 1 minute and 30 seconds.
2nd infusion: 2 minutes
3rd infusion: 3 minutes
Sustainably wildcrafted ponderosa pine needles
Price is per ounce