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These are no ordinary lines. These are our Connection Lines.

  • Tea from Canton to Britain to America
  • Pepper from Java to Malabar
  • Nutmeg from Moluccas to London
  • Cacao from Central America to Africa & Indonesia
  • Coffee from Mocha to Persia and India

Taken from an old map of trading lines of The East India Company, our Connection Lines plot the heroic voyages of the past and are distinctive in our brand expression, in our single defining spirit… REMARKABLE CONNECTIONS.

Then and now, we are the alchemists of cultures, crafts, materials, artists and history. We create combinations that are new to the world. It is what shapes our products, it is what makes us unique.

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Tropical Punch Herbal Infusion x 10 Pyramid Bag Sachets

Net Weight: 20g

A tasty, caffeine-free infusion with a rosehip, lemongrass and red hibiscus base with orange peel and blackcurrant, plus natural flavours including pineapple and passion fruit. Ideal for an iced infusion or as a cocktail base.

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Perfect for summer, it's a thirst-quenching blend of fruits and fruit flavours. With a similar flavour combination to our Tropical Punch White tea, we have removed the white to create this refreshing and caffeine infusion. In our large pyramid teabags, there's plenty of space for the ingredients to infuse properly.

Tea Master Lalith Lenadora has used his years of experience to create this super blend.

With rosehips, which are high in antioxidants and vitamin C. They are found on the rose plant, being the fruits that appear just under the flowers and taste floral and sweet, rather than having a rose flavour.
Red hibiscus gives acidity and structure, lemongrass a freshness and orange peel a zestiness. Finally, to elevate the experience further, natural fruity flavours of mango, banana, pineapple and passionfruit complete the blend.

In cup, the colour has a striking reddish tint, the aroma and flavour can only be described as 'fruity'.

Thirst quenching when hot, it also makes a super iced tea cocktail, where indulgence can dialed up a touch with a splash of Champagne. See our Tropical Punch cocktail by clicking on Experience.
EIC - Recipe Book - Caffeine-Free Tropical Punch with Hibiscus Cordial

Serves 4

Place 5 pyramid tea bags into a saucepan with 1 litre of fresh just-boiled water and infuse for about 4 or 5 minutes.

Remove the pyramid tea bags, leave to cool.

Tip into a jug and add a handful of ice, along with 6-8 tablespoons of Hibiscus Cordial Stir well, taste and adjust accordingly

For an extra fizz, add Champagne and pour into chilled flutes prepared with a glace cherry at the bottom of the glass. Finish with a few drops of lemon juice and a curl of lemon rind to garnish.
Quantity

1 PYRAMID BAG PER CUP

Temperature

200ML OF WATER AT 80-85ºC

Brewing Time

4-5 MINS BREWING TIME

Ingredients

Rosehip, Lemongrass, Hibiscus, Orange peel, Blackcurrant and Natural flavours of Banana, Mango, Pineapple, Passion Fruit.

Storage

Store in a cool, dry place avoiding direct sunlight and strong odours.

Stories

The Tisane - or Herbal ‘Tea’

Many of the modern-day fruit and herbals are drunk from what we commonly call a tea bag. Hence the often described ‘fruit teas’ or ‘herbal teas’.

A more accurate description is ‘tisane’. It’s a catch all term - it simply means a drink made by infusing herbs, spices or other plants in hot water. The origin of the word is routed in the preparation - the word tisane in fact dates back to first use in 14th century Anglo-French, derived from Latin 'ptisana' and from Greek ‘ptisane’, meaning crushed barley – from ‘ptissein’, or crush. The barley would have been crushed in a mortar and pestle and then infused in water.

Today, tisane is the common descriptor for herbal and medicinal infusions in many countries. But the practice of creating tisanes for therapeutic or medicinal benefits dates back centuries to ancient Indian Ayurvedic, Egyptian and Chinese practices.
Ayurvedic is a Sanskrit term meaning ‘knowledge of life’ and Ayurverdic remedies have used the leaves of simple herbs like peppermint for centuries to aid digestion and alleviate other ailments.

The Chinese were the first to use ginger medicinally, possibly 5000 years ago, before it spread from southern China to the Spice Islands - the modern day Maluku Islands in Indonesia, made famous in the 1600s by The East India Company trading pioneers - and beyond.

And it was the ancient Egyptians who likely first used Chamomile to help sleep and even prevent colds. [Our whole chamomile flowers come from Egypt, still the best.]

Today tisanes including chamomile, peppermint, ginger and now ‘newer’ discoveries like rooibos [an African caffeine-free plant] and the moringa plant from Africa are consumed by hundreds of millions around the world daily. Whilst the great taste [of most] is undisputed, actual scientific evidence of the benefits of tisanes or infusions of the multitude of herbs, roots and spices is still surprisingly scant. Billions of people over centuries surely can’t be wrong?

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  • FAQ

    I've seen cold brew infusions on the market. Can I cold brew this infusion myself?
    Yes. Cold brew infusions can be wonderful = healthy and great value compared to the cold alternatives. Although the absence of heat means that the particles have less energy, are less agitated and therefore flavour / chemical infusion is a lot slower, they can often develop more complex flavours over this longer period of brewing. We always recommend starting with just a small amount of boiling water - just cover the tea or the tea bag, leave for 30 seconds and then top up with fresh, cold water and leave to develop for a day in the fridge. A spring of mint, a spoon of honey at the finish can be great. We have chosen the Hario Cold Brew Tea makers as part of our range and we recommend them highly for job.

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