When approached to do a product review of teas at first I wasn’t too excited. We’re a Latino-focused food blog for godsake. But, when I learned the product came from a new Hispanic-owned tea company, Té Tiempo, I thought we should give it a try. You know, support la comunidad.
I’m glad we did! I liked the two teas we drank, dulce té de Jamaica, and dulce té de azahares. The small pouches of tea leaves had a nice, full flavor. Honest to God, I want to try all six varieties and some of the recipes they have on their website like this one below for a Sangria with the Jamaica tea. So, next time you’re at Whole Foods market, look for these tea leaves in an adorable tin can. It’s a new company so they may not be in every store, but you can go online to find a store near you.
Classic Hibiscus Sangria
Makes 4 (6oz) Servings
5 Dulce Té de Jamaica tea bags
3 cups water
1 cup orange juice
1 large orange, sliced into thin rounds (reserve a few slices for garnish)
1 large lemon, sliced into thin rounds
1 large peach, peeled, pitted and cut into wedges
1.Bring 3 cups of water to a boil and pour over Jamaica tea bags into a heat-resistant pitcher. Allow to infuse for 5 minutes.
2.Remove tea bags. Stir in sliced fruit. Chill in fridge overnight.
3.Combine cooled tea and orange juice into a pitcher.
4.Serve over ice with an orange wedge as a garnish.