Passion Fruit Black Tea – Passionate Readers Iced Tea: Jovita Idár

$16.00

  • Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Papaya pieces, Jasmine + Sunflower + Safflower petals, Natural flavors.
  • Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
  • Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
  • Antioxidant Level: High
  • Caffeine Content: Medium

In Texas we like our tea iced. We serve this passion fruit iced tea at our shop within the Texas Renaissance Festival each fall. Bright Passion Fruit balances the tannins of the black tea, making a refreshing iced beverage.

This tea has enough flavor to stand up to ice … just like Jovita Idar stood up to the Texas Rangers who arrived to destroy her printing presses when she wrote a critique of Woodrow Wilson.

The flavor of Passion Fruit is unique. It has a musky guava-like character with a slightly acidic profile ranging from sweet to tart depending on the time picked. This profile makes it a perfect match with the astringency of our Ceylon tea. Fantastic hot or cold, this is one tea you’ll want to savor again and again.

Only high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva are used here. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic ‘Ceylon’ tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly – perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This ‘dual peak period’ allows us to procure the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.

Flavoring oils (and not crystals) are used to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors specified do not mask the natural taste of the high grown tea. (Compared to the use of overpowering artificial flavors, which can be used to mask lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. They tend to be somewhat ‘soft ‘ and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.

A prolific activist who never backed down from a fight that improved lives.

Jovita Idar was a staunch defender of the first amendment, women’s rights and equality in education.

Her father edited newspapers, and she was a professional journalist at the young age of 17.

Her two brothers also wrote for her father’s paper – a vital source of news for the Mexican American activists.

Jovita wrote about racism frequently and was openly supportive of the Mexican Revolution and women’s suffrage.

A former teacher, Joviat also believed in education – the first act of Jovita’s organization, La Liga Feminil Mexicaista (the League of Mexican Women), was educating Mexican American students.

Jovita continued her activism her entire life, publishing newspapers,  joining the Democratic Party in San Antonio, working for women’s rights, running a free kindergarten, publishing a Spanish language newsletter for the Methodist Church and volunteering as an interpreter at local hospitals – she never backed down from a fight that improved lives.

 

🍵 Passion Fruit Black Tea – This tea has enough flavor to stand up to ice …

▶︎… just like Jovita Idar stood up to the Texas Rangers who arrived to destroy her printing presses when she wrote a critique of Woodrow Wilson.

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  • Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Papaya pieces, Jasmine + Sunflower + Safflower petals, Natural flavors.
  • Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
  • Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
  • Antioxidant Level: High
  • Caffeine Content: Medium

In Texas we like our tea iced. We serve this passion fruit iced tea at our shop within the Texas Renaissance Festival each fall. Bright Passion Fruit balances the tannins of the black tea, making a refreshing iced beverage.

This tea has enough flavor to stand up to ice … just like Jovita Idar stood up to the Texas Rangers who arrived to destroy her printing presses when she wrote a critique of Woodrow Wilson.

The flavor of Passion Fruit is unique. It has a musky guava-like character with a slightly acidic profile ranging from sweet to tart depending on the time picked. This profile makes it a perfect match with the astringency of our Ceylon tea. Fantastic hot or cold, this is one tea you’ll want to savor again and again.

Only high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka – Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva are used here. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic ‘Ceylon’ tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly – perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This ‘dual peak period’ allows us to procure the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.

Flavoring oils (and not crystals) are used to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors specified do not mask the natural taste of the high grown tea. (Compared to the use of overpowering artificial flavors, which can be used to mask lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. They tend to be somewhat ‘soft ‘ and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.