Longing Heart Flowering Tea
Item# LongingHeartFloweringTea
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Description

Profile : Longing Heart

Loose - Artisan - Green Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Your heart unfolds and bares a hidden blossom. A delectable hint of peach dances through the tea.

INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Amaranth + Jasmine blossoms.

INGREDIENTS FROM: China

REGION(S): Anhui Province

GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4900 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): Artisan Handcrafted

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Non-fermented, Traditional hand-tied, Small batch crafted

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch packed in Canada.

INFUSION: Very light green

INFORMATION:
Is your heart longing to gaze upon the craggy peaks of Mount Huang Shan? If you've ever visited Anhui province, the answer is probably yes. There is a saying in the ancient towns and villages there that one, who visits, even for a day, will never really leave. That the natural beauty of the place will remain imprinted on their hearts and minds for the rest of their lives. And truthfully, with its soaring mountains, incredibly twisted and shapely pine trees, surging seas of cloud, and lush tea gardens, the province really is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It was the sentiment at the heart of the old saying that inspired the creator of this fabulous handmade tea.

Although it is not certain when it was first produced, legend has it that Longing Heart was created by an old Anhui Tea Master in an effort to soothe the yearning of his heart when making the long trek to the markets of Beijing. He took the fresh young shoots of the finest bushes of his native Huang Shan district and painstakingly tied them with Chrysanthemum petals into an ancient symbol for the human heart, a pearl within a shell. Now, when sitting around a fire on the market trail he could brew a pot of tea, watch the leaves unfold, and in his heart feel that he had never left his beloved home. Over the years the Master enjoyed the tea in solitude. One day at the Beijing market however, a local buyer noticed the special tea in a pouch on his table and asked if he could purchase some. The rest, as they say, is history.

We are pleased to offer Longing Heart as an example of one of China's finest artisan teas. Visits to Anhui have shown us that in keeping with tradition only the finest Huang Shan leaf is used and tied according to an ancient technique. We invite you to brew a pot today and let your mind and heart turn east towards the mystical mountains of Anhui.

STEEPING TIME
TEACUP 8oz (237ml) to 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 tea ball

TEAPOT 18oz (532ml)
Place 1 tea ball into a 3 cup glass teapot and add freshly boiled water. Allow the tea to brew for at least 5 minutes. Initially, the tea ball will float but as it loses the trapped air during the steeping process it will sink if you have used boiling water. Once the tea ball has opened to its full potential the tea can be consumed.

TEAPOT 36oz (1064ml)
Place 2 tea balls into a 5 cup glass teapot and add freshly boiled water. Allow the tea to brew for at least 5 minutes. Initially, the tea ball will float but as it loses the trapped air during the steeping process it will sink if you have used boiling water. Once the tea ball has opened to its full potential the tea can be consumed.

TEAPOT 48oz (1419ml)
Place 3 tea balls into a 6 cup glass teapot and add freshly boiled water. Allow the tea to brew for at least 5 minutes. Initially, the tea ball will float but as it loses the trapped air during the steeping process it will sink if you have used boiling water. Once the tea ball has opened to its full potential the tea can be consumed.

MILD 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min
(Use boiling water when brewing our artisan teas to make sure that they fully bloom).
We recommend 3-5 min

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS: Do not and milk, sugar, lemon or mint.

IDEAL BREWING TEMPERATURE: 85C/185F. For Food Safety reasons bring water to 100C/212F and let it cool down to 85C/185F.

HOT BREWING METHOD: Place 1 tea ball into a 3-4 cup glass teapot and add freshly boiled water. Allow the tea to brew for at least 5 minutes. Initially, the tea ball will float but as it loses the trapped air during the steeping process it will sink if you have used boiling water. Once the tea ball has opened to its full potential the tea can be consumed.

ICED TEA BREWING METHOD (Pitcher): (To Make 1 Liter/Quart): Not generally consumed iced but if you do: Place 3 tea balls into a heat resistant pitcher. Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 1 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 or removing the tea bags. 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.)

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.

ANTIOXIDANT BENEFIT: For a greater antioxidant benefit brew longer and use more tea.

After you finish drinking your tea, you can fill your glass or teapot with cold water and display your tea flower for a few days.