Pecan Pastry, Green Loose Leaf Tea
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Pecan Pastry


Loose - Flavored Green Tea

CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Nutty character that tends sweet. Delicious lingering pecan profile that beckons you back for more.

INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Papaya pieces, Orange petals, Natural flavors.

INGREDIENTS FROM: India / China / Thailand

REGION(S): Nilgiri / Hunan Province + Shandong / Petchabun

GROWING ALTITUDES: 1500 - 4500 feet above sea level

GRADE(S): Sencha - Made to Japanese specifications

MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Non fermented, Traditional steamed, Pan dried and polished

ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High

CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low

KOSHER: Yes

VEGETARIAN: Yes

VEGAN: Yes

ARTISANAL NOTES: Small batch blended and packed in Canada.

INFUSION: Bright, pale green to yellow, light colored cup

INFORMATION:
Did you know that the Pecan tree is the only major naturally occurring nut bearing tree in North America? It's a fact. It's also a fact that the native populations of North America adored Pecans and were the first people to cultivate the trees for personal consumption sometime during the 16th century. In fact, the name pecan comes from an Algonquin word that means "nut that needs a stone to crack." It is also a fact that after Europeans arrived in North America, in particular the French to New Orleans, that Pecans became a hot commodity in international trade. In fact, one of the first recorded incidents of Pecan exportation occurred in 1802 when the French sent a shipment from New Orleans to the West Indies. Another accepted fact is that these same French-folk were the first to bake Pecans into freshly layered pastry thus creating Pecan pie. Indeed these are all accepted Pecan facts. That Pecans have magical powers is not. That said, once you discover the amazingly nutty flavor of Pecan pastry and green tea you'll feel that magical powers are at work.

What kind of tea is used? We've sourced a top quality Sencha style green tea manufactured in Hunan Province, South Eastern China. The tea is produced by skipping the fermentation process required to produce black tea. Interestingly, both green and black teas can be produced from the same bushes. In green manufacture, the freshly plucked leaves are steamed immediately and then bruised either by machine or hand. Next the leaf is either pan-fried or basket fired - a process that gives the tea its distinctive glossy look and feel. Senchas typically have dark green, needle shaped leaves and produce a pale green to yellow, very bright and smooth cup with a sweetish, honey like finish. Layers of nutty pecan and a light hint of cream wonderfully offset the bright, subtle grassiness of the tea and it's a fact that if you brew a cup today you'll come back for seconds - no magic required!

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 MonkeyTea to place an order.

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