PEACH APRICOT WHITE TEA
(White Tea with natural flavors)
Small Batch Blended and Packed in Canada. HACCP Certified.
Ingredients From: China
Region: Fujian Province
Shipping Port: Fuzhou
Grade: Pai Mu Tan
Altitude: 1500 – 4900 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: White Tea – Naturally withered
Cup Characteristics: Simply superb! An amazing combination. Has muscatel-like notes that are reminiscent of premium
2nd flush Darjeelings with light fruit finish.
Infusion: Pale yellow
Luxury Ingredients: White tea, and Natural flavors.
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Low
Shelf Life: Almost 2 years after opening.
Ying and Yang.
Each side of the equation balances out the other. The combination of Peach and Apricot follows the same principal – well kind
of anyway. According to Chinese folklore, peaches are a potent symbol of long life, conferring longevity on all those who eat
them. This belief stems from ancient legends that tell us the fruit was a favorite of the 8 Immortals, divine beings who
populated Chinese myth. In the legends, one of the 8, Yu Huang, also known as the Jade Emperor was married to a woman
named Xi Wangmu, Queen Mother of the West. Xi Wangmu owned a tree that produced peaches of immortality that she
would serve to Yu Huang’s immortal companions during an annual feast known as Pantao Hui, or the Feast of Peaches.
So, peaches stand for long life, the Yin of our equation.
What then about our Yang, the apricot? Well, according to Chinese
tradition, apricots are a symbol of cowardice. (Good thing they taste so deliciously sweet!) One could argue that it takes
courage to live a long life, courage being the opposite of cowardice. So then cowardice is the opposite of courage…ok, maybe
it’s a bit of a stretch. Whatever the case may be, the combination of peaches and apricots together is heavenly.
combination of peaches and apricots blended with a top grade Pai Mu Tan tea from Fujian even more so. Delicate hints of
citrus finish with faint lingering notes of honey layered over the thick jammy character of this full-bodied tea.
Pour yourself a
cup and ponder the nature of a long life courageously lived!
Hot tea brewing method:
Traditional method (see note below): When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 times. The secret is
to use water that is about 180°F/82°C. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon in your cup let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and
then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment - do not remove the leaves from the cup. Adding milk and sugar is not
recommended. Once the water level is low - add more water, and so on and so on - until the flavor of the tea is exhausted. Look
at the pattern of the leaves in the brew, not only do they foretell your fortune but you can see the bud and shoots presenting
themselves, looking like they are about to be plucked.
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). Adding milk or
sugar is not recommended.Note: Traditionally, the recommendation has been that green tea be brewed at 180°F/82°C. Regretfully, modern society makes
it necessary to consider that water may not be free of harmful bacteria and other impurities. Therefore you need to boil water
to kill bacteria. If you wish to use traditional brewing temperatures bring the water to a boil and allow it to cool to the desired
brewing temperature – it’s the food safe thing to do!
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 leaves. 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
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
leaves or removing the tea bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ 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!)
We recommend the use of our ‘1 Cup of Perfect Tea’
measuring spoon for best
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:
While white tea is traditionally brewed using 180°F/82°C water, 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.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 90ºC/194ºF.