Tiffany Rose Melody Flowering Tea
Item# TiffanyRoseMelodyFloweringTea
$2.99
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Description

Tiffany Rose Melody

Loose - Artisan - Green Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Soft rose notes grace the cup. A perfect complement to early spring green tea.

INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Calendula blossom, Amaranth flower.

INGREDIENTS FROM: China

REGION(S): Fujian 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: Pale green yellow

INFORMATION:
One of the hallmarks of a great artist is the ability to absorb ideas and be inspired by the work of others. In the art world, they say that when one artist's work inspires the creation of another, a dialogue between the works is opened. Often this dialogue is created between works of the same genres, sometimes it can span genres, oceans, even eras. And so it is with this amazing example of Chinese tea artistry.

There are many recorded instances of Western artists being inspired by the East. What we offer here is the result of the reverse. The creation of Tiffany Rose Melody tea was directly influenced by the work of Louis Comfort Tiffany, the American decorative artist famous for his rose glass lamps. These art nouveau masterpieces, first created by Tiffany in 1899 are comprised of a brass base and beautiful glass shade, evoking the color and brightness of rose petals. Highly sought after by collectors, the original lamps fetch over $2 million at public auction.

Legend has it that around the turn of the century, a tea trader visiting China from America brought with him a Tiffany Lamp as a gift for the owner of the plantation he was visiting. His host was delighted and displayed the lamp prominently in the front window of his home, making it visible to everyone who passed. One evening while walking home, one of the plantation's artisans became mesmerized by the beauty of the lamp and was so inspired by the colors emanating from it that he decided to create something of his own. He took a handful of the finest processed leaves he could find, plucked a few fresh rosebuds from the bushes growing alongside his house and proceeded to painstakingly tie them together using a bit of string. The shape he created was meant to evoke the shape of the lamp with a base supporting a luscious and delicate flower. The result was nothing short of a masterpiece.

In order to fully experience the beauty of this tea, it is essential that it be brewed in a clear glass container. Upon infusing, the tea will float at the top and begin releasing air that will eventually see it gently sink to the bottom and open up to reveal its fragrant bloom. On the nose, the aroma of freshly cut roses comes to the fore. The cup also yields notes of rose perfume followed by hints of grassy green tea.

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.