rainier | blend

This tisane is certified organic.

Rainier is our flagship tisane—a top-tier, no-nonsense organic botanical blend sourced from renowned mint farms in Washington State. Most mint-focused tisanes on the market are low-grade, stale, ultra-fine clippings of nonorganic leaves. Hugo's Rainier is the inverse: high-quality (the grade fine restaurants source), fresh (we source new crops annually), and intact to a degree optimal for even extraction. With a seductive aroma of scented chocolate (think girl scout thin mints) and a punchy menthol coolness, brewing peppermint leaves has never smelled or tasted better—and for baristas and home-brewers alike, that's the goal.

The terroir of the Pacific Northwest is famous for mint production; the extended wet season and fertile soil impart a distinct freshness to the plant, even after it's been dried. Rainier retains those qualities, releasing them on contact with hot water in a mist of crisp, wintry pepper that clears airways. The steeped blend leaves behind a rich marmalade liquor with an airy body that tastes vividly of fresh mint. Amongst our masterfully blended tisanes, this is the peak of refreshment.

 

notes | andes mints // eucalyptus // wintergreen

 

BREWING GUIDELINES

(use freshly boiled mineral water)

traditional

(200 ml small vessel—yixing teapot, gaiwan)

we don't recommend brewing tisanes in this style

modern

(400 ml large vessel—BOLI teapot, kettle steeper)

5 grams—205°F+ (90°C+)—5 minutes (or to preferred strength)


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