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Idle Tea – Premium loose leaf tea

January 28, 2011

Introducing Fratello Coffee’s new line of loose leaf tea.  IDLE TEA is dedicated to Single Origin, Unblended (other than chai), Fresh Crop tea sourced direct from gardens.   We feel that tea, like coffee, is best enjoyed when it is pure.  These teas are imported and bagged by Fratello Coffee Roasters.  Look for these teas being served at the Fratello Analog Cafe as well as a select few other cafes in Calgary.

These selections will change due to seasonality of the tea-harvesting season in each region.  Currently we have 7 varieties of tea to choose from.  They are:

Sencha Shin Ryoku, Premium Green Tea

Premium grade, unfermented/roasted pure Organic green tea from the Honyama region of Japan in the 2010 harvest season.

Flavor profile: Oceanic with balanced flavors of spinach and natural birch.

Houjicha Gold, Green Tea

Mildly roasted Organic green tea from the Honyama region of Japan in the 2010 harvest season.

Flavor profile: Toasted seaweed and raw sesame flavors.

Earl Grey Cream, Organic Black Tea

Organic black tea from the Satrupa Estate in the Assam region of India during the 2010 harvest season.

Flavor profile: Full bodied, combining hints of lemon and orange with floral lavender.

Cream of Assam, Organic Black Tea

Top tier Organic black tea from the Satrupa Estate in the Assam region of India during the 2010 harvest season.

Flavor profile: Smooth orange blossom honey with a hint of spice.

Organic Rooibus Tea, Herbal Tea:

This is a Superior Cut organic Red Rooibus tea from South Africa during the 2010 harvest season.

Flavor profile: Distinctly natural flavors throughout finishing with a maple sap.

Peppermint Tea, Herbal Tea

Organic freshly harvested mint from Oregon, USA.

Flavor profile: Clean and crisp with a long refreshing finish.

Organic Indian Chai

A blend of Organic black tea and spices from India.

Flavor profile: Warming flavors with an orange zest finish.