China Beauty Rings, Loose Leaf Tea
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China Beauty Rings


Loose - Green Tea

This is one of the best teas in the world! So delicate, and delicious with fragrant Jasmine tones. A real treat for the tea connoisseur!

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Hint of toastiness. Almost a pleasant jammy-like character.

INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Jasmine petals.

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 process, Small batch crafted, Hand formed

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Ultra High

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low

KOSHER: Yes, currently but we are changing supplier and this could change,

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.

INFUSION: Tending pale yellow

INFORMATION:
The method of manufacture of this tea is quite interesting. The first and second leaf of new shoots are painstakingly plucked during the end of March and the first two weeks of April, (the bud is used to make special needle teas). These leaves are allowed to wither ever so slightly steamed, and then hand rolled (lengthwise, where a few of the leaf cells are broken allowing some of the green tea flavor to develop). Following the rolling, the best leaves are selected and curled around a 'beauty stick', pressed flat and then dried in a special oven to lock-in the flavor and preserve the unique shape. Note that the bottom of the new leaf is covered with a 'new down'. This signifies new, fresh and pure - characteristics that were held in high regard by those striving for ultimate beauty. There are only two villages in the Mount Meng region, which make these teas. These two villages are the holders of the 'beauty sticks'; sticks that the favorite consort of a 13th century Emperor blessed with her beauty.

Green tea, above all others has a very delicate flavor, which is easily marred by the impurities in the water used for brewing it. In the Tang and Ching dynasties water filters were not available and teas were often as expensive as gold. In those days the wealthy tea drinker would bring water from afar (sometimes up to 1000 miles away). Lu Yu the 'Tea God' declared: Mountain spring water is best, river water is next best, well water is the poorest.

STEEPING TIME
TEA CUP 8oz (237ml) 10oz (296ml) 12oz (355ml)
AMOUNT 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 1.5 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 1-2 min 1-2 min 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3min 2-3 min 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
We recommend 4 min

TEA POT 18oz (532ml) 36oz (1064ml) 48oz (1419ml)
AMOUNT 2 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 4 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon" 6 heaping teaspoon of "The Perfect Measure Spoon"
MILD 1-2 min 1-2 min 1-2 min
MEDIUM 2-3 min 2-3 min 2-3 min
STRONG 3-5 min 3-5 min 3-5 min
We recommend 4 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 Blue Monkey Tea to place an order.

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