$6.00 – $40.80
A festive blend of organic black tea, orange peels, rose petals, apples, almonds, cinnamon, papayas, peaches and cranberries. Mildly spicy with a sweet finish, this flavorful mélange is the perfect complement to any occasion. Contains nuts.
Our Festival Blend takes center stage at our Tampa store between October and January as one of our most popular holiday teas. Its spicy, sweet flavor combined with heavenly citrus notes will have you humming Christmas carols—even in July.
Festival Blend is created using a black tea base. Black tea is what most Westerners associate with traditional tea. It comes from the same tea plant (Camellia Sinensis) as all other forms of tea; however, unlike any other type, it is fully oxidized. Shortly after harvest the tea leaves are rolled to release the enzymes present in the leaf that trigger oxidation. After oxidation is complete, the leaves are dried and then sorted. Black teas produce a darker liquor than white, green or oolong teas and a bolder, more assertive flavor.
Black tea is produced in nearly all major tea growing regions throughout the world and is one of the most commonly consumed types of tea.
Festival Blend is bold enough to stand up to beef, but keep your pairings simple. Festival Blend is a very ornate scented tea and ought to be paired with less complex flavor profiles. Serve it with beef wellington, apple cider brined turkey or Christmas goose. It also works well with cinnamon orange scones.
We recommend steeping TeBella Festival Blend for 3 minutes at 195°.