This summer Le Palais des Thés is launching a new line of teas packaged in extra large tea bags, a convenient way to brew a pitcher of iced tea. The muslin bags are also large enough to allow for the tea leaves to unfurl completely (that’s essential for the best flavor). Each XL tea bag makes 16 oz of tea (a quart size pitcher requires two bags). There are currently 4 flavors available: Thé du Hammam, Thé des Sources, Thé des Alizés and Wu Long 7 Agrumes.
Thé du Hammam (sweet)
“Inspired by a Turkish recipe, Thé du Hammam evokes the characteristic fragrances used to perfume the hammam: rose, green date, berries and orange flower water. It’s a subtle combination of Chinese green tea and rich, fruity aromas.”
Thé des Sources (refreshing)
“Inspired by a trip to Morocco, Thé des Sources is a refined Chinese green tea flavored with mint leaves and a touch of bergamot for a perfectly thirst quenching drink.” The tea leaves are mixed with rose and cornflower petals.
Thé des Alizés (fruity)
“Inspired by the trade winds, Thé des Alizés is a green tea flavored with an ultra summery combination of white peach, kiwi and watermelon. Superb balance between the green tea and the freshness of the fruits. It is enlivened by flower petals.”
Wu Long 7 Agrumes (uplifting)
“Wu Long 7 Agrumes is an Oolong tea flavored with a ‘cocktail’ of natural extracts of lemon, lime, sweet orange, bitter orange, grapefruit, bergamot and mandarin. When combined with the citrus notes of the fruits, the woody character of Oolong tea takes on a delicious flavor while retaining its long-lasting taste.”
Le Palais des Thés’ XL Iced Tea Bags are sold in packages of six XL tea bags for $12.50, or in an Iced Tea Assortment Box, which includes all four blends for $29. Available in the US via us.palaisdesthes.com. Via Fraiche.