Paper Boat’s Ready to Drink Blended Tea (Tulsi and Ginger Lemon)
A Review of Paper Boat’s Ready to Drink Blended Tea
Tulsi and Ginger Lemon
The most common legend related to the discovery of tea dates back to 2737 BC in Yunnan provinence in China. It happened during the reign of the Emperor Shen Nong. The story narrates that while the emperor was drinking from a bowl, a few leaves from the nearby tea plant fell in it. He liked the resulting beverage, which lead to the world wide phenomenon of tea drinking.
Although historians doubt about the authenticity but it was this Yunnan Province that gave the world the habit of drinking tea. But for several centuries tea remained a medical beverage. It is not known when the ancient Chinese Medical beverage transformed into the most popular beverage in the world.
Today tea is considered as the most common aromatic beverage around the world and is prepared by pouring hot or boiling water over cured leaves of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis.
Starting from the humble tea served in earthen cups to the elaborate tea ceremonies of Japan, tea has made its inroads, in almost every culture of the world.
Over the years the humble medicated beverage from China has gone through various evolution.
Today tea is no longer served only hot but its colder version, known as the iced tea, is also a popular drink.
Over the centuries tea has been blended with other teas from the same area of cultivation or with teas from several different areas, to obtain a better taste. Tea has also been blended with fruits, vegetables, spices and herbs thus giving rise to a new variety of tea known as blended tea. Blended tea can be served both hot and cold.
The process of making tea has always been complicated, tea bags or tea mixes have made the process simpler but ready to drink tea (RTD) has always been the most sought after thing.
Recently Hector Beverages, who runs Paper Boat, came up with two ready to drink (RTD) cold teas flavored with tulsi and ginger- lime.
Paper Boat, whose packaged drinks like Golgappa Pani and Aamras sells like hot cakes in Go Air and Spice Jet flights, is an innovator in packaging traditional Indian drinks.
As usual, the Paper Boat drinks, packed in an eco – friendly jute sack was delivered at my door step. The sack contained two bottles of tulsi and ginger lemon tea each, along with the message “The tea may be cold, but the memories is still warm.”
As usual, the blended teas were packaged in eco – friendly packs and contained no preservatives or added flavor, more over it was low on sugar.
Paper Boat Tulsi Tea: Tulsi (or Basil) leaves are said to have medicative values and have been used for centuries. The pale yellow drink, is a classic mix of the legendary flavors of Darjeeling tea with the magic of tulsi.
Ginger Lemon Tea: Already a common tea flavor, the Paper Boat version contains an extra dash of lemon grass, apart from the ginger and lemon. The reddish brown cold tea is warm and refreshing.
- A special thanks to Hector Beverage and Paper Boat for the free drinks
- Official website of Paper Boat