TANGIERS LEMON WHITE
(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
Infusion: Pale yellow
Cup Characteristics: Exquisite lemon notes. The white tea lends a lovely sweetness to the cup. Clean finish.
Luxury Ingredients: White tea, and Natural flavors.
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Low
Shelf Life: Almost 2 years
Without question, Tangiers is one of the most exotic urban centers on earth. For centuries this Northern Moroccan city has
been home to colorful characters from all walks of life.
From pirates to traders, writers, painters and eccentric millionaires, the
ancient city has seen it all. During the 1940s and 50s, Tangiers was considered an International Zone and as the cold war
began to heat up, even served as a major meeting point for international spies and weapons dealers. It was during this time that
beatnik author William S. Burroughs set up shop to write his famous novel, Naked Lunch. In fact, the book’s setting of
Interzone is loosely based on the dynamic city.
So what draws people to Tangiers? One is its location at the western entrance to the Strait of Gibraltar where the
Mediterranean meets the Atlantic. Another is its sultry climate. Yet another is its fantastic cuisine, which leans heavily on
spice and fresh fruit, including lemons. Present at almost every meal in Tangiers, either at its outdoor cafes or in the private
homes of its residents, are lemons plucked fresh from orchards outside the city. Their juices are squeezed over grilled meats,
breads, and stews, just about anything, including tea from time to time. In the exotic spirit of Tangiers, we’ve taken the flavor
of fresh lemons and mixed it with a top quality white tea to create something best described as poetry in a cup.
With a light
brisk character layered with sultry hints of lemon, from the first sip you’ll feel like you’ve been transported to heart of the
magical city. Brew a pot, curl up with some Burroughs and while away an afternoon or two.
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 or removing the tea bags. 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.