Green & White Wellness
~ Best of Both ~
Luxury Green & White Loose Leaf Tea
Country of Origin: China (white tea), Japan (green Sencha tea).
Altitude: 1000 - 4000 feet above sea level.
Cup Characteristics: A clear slightly pale cup with a fresh aroma and a smooth velvety flavour with reasonable body and depth.
Infusion: Pale yellow-green.
Ingredients: Luxury white tea (Pai Mu Tan), premium green tea (Japanese Sencha).
Antioxidant Level: High.
Caffeine Content: Low.
Pai Mu Tan leaves are plucked from a special varietal tea bush and the leaves are allowed to dry naturally in the sun. Only special two leaves and a bud are selected. White teas have extremely high levels of anti-oxidants in comparison with most other teas so are good for your health. Do not be misled by the mildness of your tea, it still has comparatively high levels of caffeine and tannin.
Japan only exports about 1-2 percent of its total production and recently has become a leading importer of the finest teas in the world. Over half of the yearly production of Japanese tea comes from Shizuoka. The production of green tea entails the steaming of the green leaf and hand or machine rubbing. The teas are then pan-fried or basket fired which gives them a distinctive appearance and glossy look and feel. These methods give a taste that is light in colour but rich and full in the cup.
Sencha is commonly used in Japanese tea ceremonies marking events of personal importance. In this type of ceremony, it is the ritual that is of paramount importance as the individual is being acknowledged. For ceremonies marking life-altering events.
What we give you here is the best of both teas that when brewed give you a synergistic finish, a delight to the palate. Unlike many green white blends, we do not use inferior tea's but are proud to name the types.
Hot Tea Brewing Method
Heat water to 80°C (180°F). Place 1 teaspoon of tea per cup into your teapot, and add 1 for the pot (for a more intense flavour, add a bit more tea). Pour the water into the pot and let it steep for about 3 minutes. Pour into your cup and enjoy.
Alternatively, put the tea in a tea infuser and brew right in your cup. When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times.
Some like to brew this straight in the cup without an infuser, but be careful not to drink the leaves at the bottom of your cup.
Milk not recommended for green and white tea.
Iced Tea Brewing Method
Make as for hot, but add extra tea - a rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the amount of tea used per cup. When the tea has cooled a little, pour over ice. It is important to make it a little stronger as the ice will water it down.
Alternatively, you can cold brew the tea by placing the tea leaves in a jug and adding cold water. Leave to infuse for a few hours (or overnight in the fridge) strain and enjoy. Cold brewing will give a smoother taste.
To make 1 litre of iced tea: Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant jug. Pour half a pint (275ml) of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving jug with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving jug while straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the jug with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.
Simpli-Special - Tea as it Should be!