6 Shades of Cascara

Profiling Panama Varietals Natural Process Cascara Recipe for the cold brew : 12.5g of Cascara 250ml of cold water Steep the brew for 24 hours in the fridge Remove them from the fridge 1 hour before cupping Depending on their varietals, once brewed each Cascara becomes a different shade of gold.   Recipe for the…

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Chilled Cascara / Thé de Cascara glacé

Steep 45g of dried Cascara in 1L of cold filtered water for 6 hours in the fridge or a cool place. *Infuser 45g de Cascara séchée dans 1L d’eau filtrée pendant 6 heures dans le réfrigérateur ou un endroit frais. After 6 hours, remove the Cascara, then enjoy over ice with a slice of dried…

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La cascara

La cascara est encore timide dans le marché du café, mais fait craquer les connaisseurs. On oublie bien souvent que le café est issu d’un fruit. Le fruit du café est une cerise, rouge ou jaune, selon la variété. Une fois le fruit cueilli, il est trié, dépulpé et séché pour en extraire le grain….

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Charles II and foundations for the British tea trade

From UK Tea Council As well as being important to the growth of tea’s popularity in Britain, the reign of Charles II was also crucial in laying the foundations for the growth of the British tea trade (and of British trade in the east generally).  The East India Company, the commercial company that enjoyed a monopoly…

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Influence of a Portuguese Princess

From UK Tea Council In the contemporary era tea is so much associated with the British way of life that it can come as a surprise to learn that it owes much of its popularity here to a foreign princess. While it is not true to say that Catherine of Braganza, the queen-consort of Charles…

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