100g Corsican Pear Spice Flavoured Rooibos Tea
Expressive notes of orchard pear meld with sweet cinnamon and pear cobbler on the finish.
Luxury Ingredients: Rooibos, Cinnamon, Apple pieces, Lily flower petals, Blackberry leaves, Safflower petals, Pear pieces, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant).
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: South Africa / Thailand / Turkey / China / France
Region(s): Cederberg / Petchabun / Anatolya / Shandong + Fujian Provence
Antioxidant Level: Low
Caffeine Content: None - Caffeine Free Herb
It is probable that the ancient Romans introduced pears to the island of Corsica thousands of years ago. It is quite probable that Napoleon Bonaparte ate those pears thousands of times over the course of his life. How does that logic work? Before becoming emperor of France, Napoleon's soul came in to this world at Ajaccio, the capital of Corsica in 1769. Now, while Napoleon probably ate the pears as most of us do, raw, on their own, the Romans typically stewed pears with honey and spice. In fact, an ancient Roman cookbook attributed to Apicius, De re coquinaria contains a recipe foe a spiced stewed pear patina, a type of soufflé. Who knows, the Bonaparte family chef may have served up that very dish to the young,, soon-to-be dictator.
This fabulous rooibos based blend of dried pear, apple, orange blossoms and cinnamon was designed to transport your taste buds back a few hundred years to the warm coast of Napoleon's birthplace. If you've never been to Corsica, the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean, brew a pot and imagine the breeze blowing in off the sea, palm trees rustling in the breeze and the warm sun down beating down. Sounds rough eh? Didn't think so. In fact, it sounds so relaxing you might wonder whatever possessed Napoleon to leave the island in the first place. Live and learn.live and learn.