Dried wood apple on blue ceramic
We infuse this stunning dried fruit to make a delicious iced tea.
We all know it as “bael” fruit. But it is wood apple in English. The English seem to put apple after every kind of tropical fruit never seen in their Kentish gardens. From rose apple to pineapple, the English will find their favourite fruit somewhere!
When fresh it has a skin like an orange and a soft flesh inside. But the dried fruit lives up to its name and is firm like wood. But it keeps this exotic orange colour to the end. The ones we bring from the Chittagong Hill Tracts have a vivid burnt orange colour.
Our brew produces a pleasant blend of fruit, tannin and acidity. It could pass for a fine Oolong with its vibrant bronze colour. We add a touch of sugar or honey and chill it to make our signature iced tea.