Desert Flower Tea

45 reviews
$9.95
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Desert Flower Tea

45 reviews
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You Save: $-17.95 USD (100%)
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Desert Flower Tea; our most popular tea by far! Imagine the sweet cool desert breeze blended with those tropical islands we have all dreamed of right in your own teapot. What could be more enjoyable, serve it over ice and garnish with a slice of orange.
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Up until the close of the Civil war, coffee was sold green. It had to be roasted on a wood stove or in a skillet over a campfire before it could be ground and brewed. One burned bean ruined all; there was no consistency.

In 1865 John Arbuckle and his brother Charles, partners in a Pittsburgh grocery business, changed all this by patenting a process for roasting and coating coffee beans with an egg and sugar glaze to seal in the flavor and aroma.

Marketed under the name ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE in patented, airtight, one pound packages, the new coffee was an instant success with chuck wagon cooks in the west faced with the task of keeping Cowboys supplied with plenty of hot coffee out on the range. ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE packages bore a yellow label with the name ARBUCKLES’ in  large red letters across the front, beneath which flew a Flying Angel trademark over the words ARIOSA COFFEE in black letters. Shipped all over the country in sturdy wooden crates, one hundred packages to a crate, ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE became so dominant in the west that many Cowboys  were  not  aware  there  was  any other  brand.  

Keen  marketing  minds, the Arbuckle Brothers printed signature coupons on the bags of coffee redeemable for all manner of notions including handkerchiefs, razors, scissors and wedding rings. To sweeten the deal, each package of ARBUCKLES’ contained a stick of peppermint candy. Due to the demands on chuck wagon cooks to keep ready supplies of hot ARBUCKLES’ on hand around the campfire, the peppermint stick became a means by which that steady coffee supply was ground. Upon hearing the cook’s call, “Who wants the candy?” some of the toughest Cowboys on the trail were known to vie for the opportunity of manning the coffee grinder in exchange for satisfying a sweet tooth. 

Today thanks to the folks at ARBUCKLE, the Cowboys’ favorite, ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE, is available once more. Complete with the original Flying Angel trade mark, these one pound packages of rich beans are every inch the full-bodied, aromatic coffee you get from ARBUCKLES’.  There’s even a stick of peppermint inside each bag! No longer just a fond memory for a dwindling breed of old-time cowmen, ARBUCKLES’ ARIOSA COFFEE is back as good as ever.

How do I store my coffee? Air tight container?

Oxygen is the enemy of fresh coffee. Arbuckle Coffee oxidizes at a slower rate and will stay fresh longer than our competitors because of our unique roasting method. An old fashion mason jar with a sealed lid is perfect for room temperature storage. If it will take longer to consume your coffee the freezer can keep coffee ground or beans fresh for six months.

Which is better: the refrigerator or the freezer?

The freezer is superior due to the colder temperature and dryer environment. The refrigerator will have too much moisture for long term storage.

What is the best coffee to water ratio?

Always start with four (4) HEAPING tablespoons for every 16oz of water and adjust from there. This is the most reliable starting point. The fineness of the grind will influence the extraction you get from the brew.

Which method is the freshest brew?

French Press will always brew out the finest qualities and traits of a particular coffee or blend. If there are certain traits and subtle nuances you want to notice in your brew then the French Press will be the most reliable. It all “boils” down to personal preference. A pour over Autodrip brewer can still provide for an outstanding cup depending upon the grind and amount of grounds.

Which is better to order, whole bean or ground?

It is ideal to order your Arbuckle Coffee in whole bean and grind your beans right before you brew your coffee; however, we are able to custom grind your coffee right before it ships with several options: espresso (very fine), auto-drip (medium & most common), French Press (coarse), Percolator (very coarse) and Campfire (very coarse). Because of our proprietary dry roast process, your ground coffee will stay fresh longer than nearly all of our competitors.

Does filtered water vs tap water make a difference in taste?

Yes and No: This depends on where you live. Quality of tap water and mineral content will vary throughout the country. It is possible that the impurities in tap water can create a more acidic aftertaste as well as a subtle metallic flavor. Bottled water can make for an expensive cup of coffee so sometime filtered tap water is a perfect alternative. Some mineral content in tap water will enhance the quality of the brew. If a water filter can remove impurities and chlorine from tap water but leave in some mineral content, this can be ideal for coffee brewing.

What stores sell your coffee?

In Tucson, Arizona, Arbuckle Coffee can be purchased retail at AJ’s Fine Foods, Whole Foods, Green Valley Pecan Gift Shop, and Johnny Gibson’s Downtown Market

Does Arbuckle Coffee still have the patented egg and sugar glaze to seal in freshness?

It does not. We believe that we have improved upon this once patented process by utilizing our unique dry roast process that provides for a much longer shelf life than our competitors.

Is the flavored coffee gluten free?

Yes

How do I pronounce Ariosa?

Air-Yee-Oh-Suh

What is the shelf life of the coffee?

Ideally our coffee should be consumed within 30 days of purchase; however, due to our unique dry roast process, our coffees will oxidize (go stale) at a much slower rate than our competitor’s coffee which is already stale by the time you purchase it or it goes stale much faster than Arbuckle Coffee. With that said, our coffees will be enjoyable up to 90 days from time of purchase if stored at room temperature and will stay fresh up to six (6) months from date of purchase if stored in the freezer.

Why does Arbuckle Coffee cost more?

Arbuckle Coffee will sometimes have a higher price point than our competition because we still package in 16oz one-pound bags. Most specialty coffee roasters sell their coffee in 12oz bags or smaller. We also have a proprietary dry roast provides MORE coffee per pound because we do not water quench our coffees in our roaster (water quench is an industry practice of actually spraying the beans with WATER at the end of the roasting process to speed up the cooling process as well as add WEIGHT to the final roast. We only purchase specialty grade coffees that are more difficult to acquire on a consistent basis. These coffee farms are typically smaller and have higher standards for harvesting and processing before shipment to the United States.

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09/19/2021
Harlow S.
United States United States
Love Desert Flower Tea

We are traveling in October and I bought the Desert Flower tea as house gifts for friends who are hosting us. It makes great gifts as anyone who drinks tea is always blown away at the flavor. I always keep a jug of sun tea in the refrigerator made with Desert Flower.

LW
07/10/2021
Larry W.
United States United States
Good coffee. I first heard of Arbuckle coffee from Lynn Dougherty a master woodcarver of western caricatures.

We bought $99 + our first order to save shipping as we were sure it would be great coffee from reviews we had read plus it’s been around forever so that says something! So far only brewed Ariosa and Hazelnut cream coffees and they both are very good. No bitterness, a very pleasant smooth enjoyable cup of coffee. What more can I say … it’s just good coffee!

GH
07/03/2021
Gene H.
United States United States
Great tea!

We've been Arbuckles Desert Flower lovers for 10 delicious years. Between us two, we drink close to a gallon of iced tea (NO SUGAR, THANK YOU!) every day. There's nothing more refreshing, summer or winter, than a cold glass...or thermos...of Desert Flower tea. Phyllis and Gene Howe Marana, AZ

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07/02/2021
Amy D.
United States United States
Five Stars all around! Best Tea in Tucson Town :)

Two Thumbs up....

AB
06/26/2021
Andrew B.
United States United States
Desert flower tea

Arbuckles is the best had a slight issue with 1st batch not as strong. They sent me a new batch and its spot on as the desert flower tea i love to drink. Best customer service one could ask for great job guys and gals will be ordering from again in the near future

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Most epic Tea I've ever tried!!!!!

You can literally smell the fresh, strong aroma scents of tropical fruits even before opening your package. It tastes so fresh either sweet or unsweetened but I prefer nothing added. This by far out ranks most tea flavors I've tried over the years.

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R.
Newest Favorite!!!

This tea is served at a neighborhood restaurant and I am thrilled to be able to buy it for my home. The flavor is so unique and refreshing in Arizona summers, but I discovered it is wonderful served hot as well.

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J.R.
Wonderful tea

Discovered it on vacation in Tubac. Hot with breakfast or iced in the afternoon, either way it is very comforting. Such a mild and unique flavor. I never get tired of it!

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J.R.
Wonderful tea

Discovered it on vacation in Tubac. Hot with breakfast or iced in the afternoon, either way it is very comforting. Such a mild and unique flavor. I never get tired of it!

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E.
Fantastic Tea

This is both my wife and my favorite tea, the blend just gives the most pleasing flavor. We found it wintering in Green Valley and are so glad we can order it online. Price is reasonable and delivery was quick.