classic black | iced tea

This tea is certified organic and produced to fair labor standards.

Iced classic black is Hugo's rendition of an all-American classic: the quintessential "iced tea". Made from organic, high-grade tea leaves rich with buds that impart sweetness, this selection quickly became our flagship iced offering after demand left us sold out often. We've since refreshed our relationship with our partner farm in Guangxi, China, where these leaves are produced on certified organic land that is highly biodiverse, resulting in tea with a rounded, even flavor profile devoid of astringency or bitterness and teeming with sweet amino acids.

We pack the tea into oversized, unbleached cellulose sachets that provide optimal breathing room for the tea to extract evenly. These sachets are also ideally portioned for pitcher-size servings (32 oz / 950 ml), making their preparation exceedingly simple. Drop a pouch into a jug for overnight cold brew (our preferred method), or brew hot for added complexity before chilling. Both preparations produce smooth, velvety iced tea—the perfect accompaniment to lemonade for an elevated arnold palmer, or as a base to sweeten and make classic southern sweet tea. Iced classic black is the epitome of a crowd-pleaser, and with its deep, vibrant osage orange liquor, is a stunning set piece on your backyard tabletop during summertime cookouts.

 

notes | caramel // lemon peel // pecan

 

BREWING GUIDLINES

(use freshly boiled mineral water)

cold brew

(32 oz / 950 ml vessel—pitcher)

1-2 pouches—cold water—refrigerate overnight

hot brew

(32 oz / 950 ml vessel—pitcher)

1-2 pouches—205ºF (96ºC)—10 minutes, then refrigerate

 


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