For tea drinkers and coffee lovers alike, this is a blend of rare Colombian black tea with Colombian Arabica coffee beans. It's like nothing you've ever had. For decades, Colombian coffee has been recognized as the finest and smoothest available. The tropical climate, the luminosity of high mountain sunshine and the unique production process delivers exquisite coffee beans. Now we've blended these bitter, aromatic Arabica coffee beans with subtly sweet black tea to produce a truly unforgettable taste and aroma.
Amount: 2 - 4 grams of loose tea per cup of water (a pinch)
Temperature: 205 ̊ (Just off a full, rolling boil)
Steep time: 3 - 3.5 minutes
About Our Colombian Tea
Long known for its coffee, Colombia grappled with consistent armed conflict for more than 50 years—until 2016. Now, Colombia is experimenting with tea.
Our high-grown, hand-picked Colombian teas are cultivated at over 6,000 feet in the mist-capped Andes Mountains. The tea is grown in rich, deep, young volcanic soil that naturally promotes lush plant growth. Its nearness to the equator and consistent climate result in tasty, delicate tea-tips throughout the year. The farm from which we import, outside the town of Bitaco, is the only one of its kind in Colombia. It sits alongside a protected rain forest and the estate works with the Agricola Himalaya Foundation on social development of families in the community. Our Colombian teas are Certified Organic and UTZ Certified for sustainability.
My son bought me a number of samples from Rakkasan a few years back. I would just pick a pack at random and brew up a pot to share with the family. I grabbed this one and thought it was quite odd to have tea and coffee together. So I measured out the tea poured in my water and waited my 3 minutes. The aroma as it was brewing was very good, oh and the taste was outstanding. Two years later and I can honestly tell you that my house has never ran out of this. It's definitely a combination that works out really well.