Named after the legend of a fairy lady, who lived in the Tai Pu Mountains of the Fujian province of China, this tea is hand made in one village.
£25.00 for 100g loose tea
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"This tea is hand made in only one village"
Once upon a time, tea could only be plucked four times a year in the Tai Pu mountains. After the arrival of the fairy lady, a tea harvest became available all year round. They worshipped her for bestowing this gift and called her the "fairy lady of tea"
Hand produced in only one village where the local villagers transform the tea into ring shapes resembling the fairy lady's golden earings.
A gorgeous light and refreshing tea that will take you from mid afternoon through to the evening.
"A delectable light and refreshing tea "
This distinctive hand made tea deserves to be made with equal care - here are out tips:
- Use freshly drawn cold water
- Boil water & allow to cool for about 3 or 4 minutes to 80 ?C
- For best results – use a teapot with an infuser. Use 1 teaspoon of tea per person and 1 for the pot (or 1 spoon in a cup with a strainer)
- Steep for 1 to 2 minutes - be careful, it is bitter when overbrewed
- Always without milk
… and for freshness every time, keep your tea somewhere cool, dark, dry and airtight!
"Named after the legend of a fairy lady"
Green tea, just like black tea, comes from the Camellia Sinensis variety
- Key difference between green and black teas? Green isn't oxidised, whereas black tea is ("oxidation" is just the natural reaction of the tea with air that affects strength and colour in black teas)
- The leaves often go through a short period of withering to remove moisture
- The leaves are lightly steamed or pan-fried to stop the tea oxidising
- Twisting or rolling follows, freeing the aromatic juices that you'll enjoy later!
- The leaves are naturally dried or gently heated, removing nearly all moisture
- Finally, leaves are graded by quality
Green tea is a natural source of antioxidants that may help protect the body from damage caused by free radicals.
- Green Tea from the Tai Pu Mountains in Fujian Province