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Description

Osmanthus Green Tea, Loose Leaf Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Tending slightly herbaceous with light notes of peaches from the osmanthus petals.

INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Osmanthus petals

INGREDIENTS FROM: China

REGION(S): Hunan Province

GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4500 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): Mao Jian Green

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Non fermented, Traditional process, Small batch crafted

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low

KOSHER: Yes

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.

INFUSION: Pale amber green liquor

INFORMATION:
Osmanthus tea is produced in a similar fashion to jasmine tea. A layer of osmanthus blooms are placed between the fresh tea leaves and the delicate scent of osmanthus is allowed to permeate the tea. Following this, most of the osmanthus blooms are blended into the tea to enhance the visual appeal as well as boost the flavor. Osmanthus blooms are very delicate and the aroma from the blossoms is equally delicate resulting in mild peach flavor notes on the tea.

Flowers play an important part in Chinese life and osmanthus is no exception. Osmanthus flowers are said to improve digestion and make the 'tea drinker' live a longer and healthier life. Combine this with the health benefits of green tea and you achieve a tea that is particularly popular in Chinese life.

Some active ingredients in Green Tea are:
Polyphenols - antioxidants that are responsible for disease prevention and treatment. The polyphenols in green tea include: epicatechin, epicatechin gallate, epigallocatechin.
Caffeine - a stimulant found in green tea in small amounts
Aromatic Oils - As many as 500 different aromatic oils in tealeaves contribute to the flavor and aroma of tea.
Nutrients - The nutrients are present in very small amounts: vitamins including vitamin C, minerals (e.g. flouride, manganese) and amino acids such as theanine.

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" MILD 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min
We recommend 3-5 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoons of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min
We recommend 3-5 min

SERVING RECOMMENDATIONS:
MILK NO, SUGAR NO, LEMON NO, MINT NO

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:
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).

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 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. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. 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 serving. 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!)

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.

RECOMMENDATION: We recommend the use of our '1 Cup of Perfect Tea' measuring spoon for best results. Please contact us to place an order.

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