Unveiling the Essence of Ice Wine: Introducing Our Ice Wine Tea
To truly appreciate Ice Wine, let's first delve into its origins and characteristics. Ice wine is a remarkable creation, meticulously crafted from grapes that are left to freeze solid on the vine and harvested at a maximum temperature of -10 degrees Celsius. The frozen grapes are then gently pressed, resulting in a captivating elixir that emanates enticing aromas of apricot and honey. This remarkable wine strikes a delicate balance between fruity flavors, sweetness, and acidity, offering a sensory experience like no other. Its hue ranges from a radiant golden color to a deep, rich amber, while its taste delights the palate with the luscious essence of apricot, peach, melon, or other sweet fruits.
When it comes to Ice Wine, adherence to the rules of true ice wine production is paramount (as governed by VQA). The grapes must undergo natural freezing on the vine; artificial freezing is strictly forbidden. Ice Wine is typically crafted using Vidal grapes, a variety commonly used for table wine. These grapes possess a relatively thick skin, enabling them to withstand the challenging elements of nature. However, producing Ice Wine is no easy feat. The grapes must endure the trials of the elements, as well as the persistent appetites of crows and other birds. After this battle, the grapes undergo weeks of fermentation, followed by several months of barrel aging, resulting in a truly exceptional beverage.
At Perfect Body Tea, we take pride in selecting only the finest teas from the top three tea-growing regions of Sri Lanka: Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, and Uva. Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya reach their pinnacle of quality during the months of January and February, while Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya shine in July and August. This dual peak period allows us to procure the best teas for our flavored blends multiple times throughout the year. These high-grown districts produce teas that embody the classic "Ceylon" character, boasting a delightful floral bouquet, nuanced flavors, a hint of astringency, and a vibrant coppery color. They serve as the perfect foundation for our flavored teas. (While we conducted taste tests using teas sourced from various origins around the world as potential bases for our flavored blends, none met our rigorous standards.)
To ensure an exquisite taste experience, we employ flavoring oils, eschewing artificial crystals. This commitment to using high-quality ingredients results in teas that not only meet our exacting standards but also offer an amazing sensory journey for every tea enthusiast.
Indulge in the allure of our Ice Wine Tea and allow its enchanting flavors to transport you to a realm of pure delight.
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