Decaf Jasmine Green Tea<br>Loose Leaf 1/4 LB
Item# DecafJasmineGreenLooseLeafTea1-4LB
$11.99
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Description

DECAF JASMINE GREEN TEA MINHOU

(Canadian Chemical Free CO2 Process)

Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada. HACCP Certified.

Ingredients From: China

Region(s): Zhejiang Province

Shipping Port(s): Shanghai

Grade(s): Jasmine Grade #1

Growing Altitudes: 1500 – 4500 feet above sea level

Manufacture Type(s): Non fermented, Orthodox (Traditional leafy), Small batch crafted.

Cup Characteristics: Unbelievable character! The jasmine notes are perfumy and full floral. You cannot believe you are drinking decaf!

Infusion: Green with golden amber highlights.

Luxury Ingredients: Decaffeinated green tea, Jasmine petals.

Information:
Like many of the world‟s great teas, Jasmine tea has its own creation myth. The story of Jasmine maintains that many centuries ago, a Beijing tea salesman named Chen Guqiu invited a tea master to his house to taste some tea with him. While they sipped their cups, the conversation meandered to the differences in tea preferences between northerners and southerners.

Remembering that he had a bag of tea given to him by a young southern woman a few months earlier, Chen summoned a servant to fetch it and brew two cups, one for himself and one for the tea master. Once the tea was brewed, the men lifted the lids from their covered teacups and to their amazement, watched as the spirit of a young woman, clutching two jasmine branches, rose from the steam. The men were astonished.

The tea master, not missing a beat asked the man if he‟d done any good deeds recently. Chen then recalled that 3 years earlier, he had met a young woman at a hotel who had run out of money and whose father had recently died. At the time, Chen offered her some money to help pay for her room and board. Three years later, he revisited the hotel and was presented with a bag of tea along with a thank you note from the young woman. When he asked for her whereabouts, the innkeeper told him she had died the year before.

The Tea Master, upon hearing the tale said, “In my opinion, the heavens are telling you to start producing teas layered with jasmine.” Chen took the Master‟s word, commissioned a batch of tea layered with jasmine and the rest, as they say, is history.

To commemorate the memory of the young woman, long lost to the mists of time, we offer this stunning decaffeinated jasmine tea. Based on a Japan style Sencha, and decaffeinated using an all-natural, CO2 process, Decaf Jasmine Green delights with subtle grassy notes offset by lush, compelling jasmine. Here‟s to a great legend.

Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea). Add milk and sugar to taste.

Iced tea brewing method (Pitcher): (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1¼ cups/315ml over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste.

A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.

(Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about.)

Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea into a teapot for each serving required. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz/170-200ml per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste.

A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted.

(Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our „1 Cup of Perfect Tea‟ measuring spoon for best results.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: More antioxidants are extracted from tea (L. Camellia Sinesis), or rooibos (Asphalatus Linearis), the longer it is brewed….and the more tea or rooibos that is used, the greater the antioxidant benefit.

FOOD SAFETY ADVISORY: We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today‟s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illnesses.

Ideal Brewing Temperature: 100ºC/212ºF. Minimu