Spicy Christmas, for those of you who have not yet met this delightful tea, is a Lady Bonin’s Unique blend released annually for the month of December, only. Last year it was affectionately called “X-mas in Your Mouth!”
This Ceylon black tea has been infused with various flower petals, orange, ginger, cinnamon and a secret ingredient of course!
Ceylon originates in Sri Lanka, the 3rd largest producer and exporter of tea in the world, the tea trade employing over 1 million people. The unique climatic conditions produce this tea, renound for its aroma and flavour. The tea is grown at altitudes of between 1000 and 7500 feet and are picked all year round.
Benefits – High concentrate of antioxidants help reduce blood pressure, cholesterole, plaque, and increases blood circulation.
Taste – Sweet, malty, spicey and refreshing flavour with a gentle floral tone that can complimented by milk with sugar or honey. It is like having a mince pie; the explosion of flavours are both soul soothing, celebratory and calming. This fragrant and sensory exploration allows you to reconnect, reflect and neatly pack away the past year’s experiences.
Steep time – 4 to 5 minutes
1 Tsp per 200mil at 82°C
Cost - R50 per 50g (20 to 30 cups, 2 infusions)
THE “GODDESS” RANGE
Introducing Lady Bonin’s “Goddess” Range of teas. A range inspired by the femme, the archetypal wild woman, the Goddess.
The Greek Goddess of love, beauty, pleasure and procreation. She encourages the validation, celebration and courting of the feminine. Her beauty, born of the sea, was revered as much as it was feared. She was infinitely desirable and from this possessed the power to melt Gods and negotiate Worlds.
The combination of Cardamom, Cinnamon, Rose Petals, Fennel Seeds, Star Anise and Saffron (worth more in weight than Gold) with Black Tea, ignites a commanding vitality. This Lady Bonin’s original creation is based on a collection of ‘love’ and ‘aphrodisiac’ tea recipes from across the continents.
The Aztec attribute her as the Mother of the Gods, Mother Goddess or Heart of the Earth. She is associated with healing, sacrifice, death and rebirth. Toci is the Goddess of Fire and Fertility and as Mother of the Earth she gives birth to all celestial things and has the power to both consume and regenerate life.
The combination of Orange Peel and Cloves compliment this beautiful Pai Mu Tan. White Tea is the most naturally fermented tea, undergoing minimal processing using the two youngest leaves and bud. The taste is a subtle, sweet liquid silk with a mild after spice, which creates a warm and soothing tea. Just like our Mother, Toci.
Incite the Goddess within.