This tisane is certified organic.
RAINIER is a tisane blend led by peppermint leaf of the black mitcham cultivar, renowned for its depth of flavor and ample essential oil content—the result of high-mountain growing conditions that stress the plant and concentrate its compounds (not unlike matcha or gyokuro tea). Sourced direct from certified organic Trout Lake farm in the shadow of Washington State's Cascade mountain range, the mint is heavily influenced by the terroir of the Pacific Northwest, and is fully sustainable—cultivated organically, sun-dried, and long-cut for optimal extraction.
Contact with clean, hot water immediately coaxes a menthol mist from the blend that primes the olfactory for a focused mint sensation. The peppermint, blended with a touch of organic south Asian lemongrass, brews an airy marmalade liquor with punchy coolness that gives way to a seductive aroma of scented chocolate. Light, refreshing body and lingering wintriness on the palate are the marks that distinguish RAINIER from commodity mint.
The go-to for discerning customers seeking an herbal option of the same caliber as your café's coffee and teas, RAINIER is an elevated classic behind bar. It's blended with signature beverage service in mind—caffeine-free and with a flavor profile suited to seasonal drink concoction. Serve steaming with warm hemp milk or shaken over ice and poured neat with lavender simple and thin lemon peel garnish.
notes — andes mints | wintergreen | brisk
(use soft, freshly boiled water)
[300 ml+ vessel — BOLI, large teapot
2.5 grams — 205°F (96°C) — 5 minutes
[150 ml- vessel — gaiwan, small teapot]
brewing tisanes in this style is not recommended