Jute-Tea Curcuma & Cardamom
The world's first herbal tea made from the leaves of the jute plant masterfully blended with dried curcuma, cardamom and cinnamon of the highest quality. This exotic spice tea blend enchants the senses: enjoy an excursion into the beguiling variety of tastes of the Indian subcontinent. On the occasion of the 17th Indian Film Festival in Stuttgart we created this extraordinary tea composition together with the organizers.
The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart
The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart is a very special event that attracts many enthusiastic fans to the state capital every summer. The focus is on the multifaceted film work of the world's largest film industry. When selecting the program, special emphasis is placed on showing India's diversity of languages, traditions and regional differences. The Indian Film Festival Stuttgart, however, stands above all for current topics and time references and shows the audience India as it is today with all its cultural changes and challenges. The daily Tea Talks, a series of lectures with experts and special topics, also create a topical reference.
The Indian Film Festival takes place in the heart of the India Week and is lined with events of various kinds. Entrepreneurs meet film stars, students meet Indian filmmakers, and the audience is invited to experience India in all its splendor and tradition; deeply moving, frightening, colorful and at times light and vibrant.
Curcuma, Cardamom and Cinnamon
Curcuma, also called turmeric, is a yellowish rootstock. Responsible for its yellow color are the curcuminoids.
Cardamom, related to the plants of the ginger family, is a perennial reed plant. Of interest here are the dried fruit capsules, which are collected in laborious manual labor. This is why cardamom is still the most expensive spice in the world after vanilla and saffron.
Cinnamon, or more precisely the dried bark of the cinnamon tree, was the most expensive spice in the world in the days of the Egyptian pharaohs. The spice is particularly popular with us at Christmas time.
That`s how you prepare loose Jute tea
It is best to use paper tea filters or a tea strainer for preparation. You can also put the loose jute tea directly into the cup and let the tea set settle or filter it. We like jute tea best if we let boiling water cool down to about 85 °C or cool it down with a shot of cold water. One teaspoon is sufficient for one cup of jute tea. The infusion time is between 3 and 5 minutes.