August 2019 Three Brews Tea Box

Huangshan Maofeng

Green Tea

Gong Fu Brewing of Huangshan Maofeng:

4g per 100ml

175°F / 80°C

15 seconds

5 infusions

Western Brewing of Huangshan Maofeng:

1.5 tsp per 8oz

175°F / 80°C

90 seconds

3 infusions

Huangshan Mountain (Yellow Mountain) has long taken credit for having the most breathtaking mountain views in China, and also the best tea plantation fields with the advantage of high elevation, warm climate, abundant rainfall, and a large area of fertile soil hidden in the clouds and fog.

The mystic Yellow Mountain began to grow tea 1200 years ago. In the year 1056 during the Song Dynasty, the Xie family at the foot of Yellow Mountain initiated a new tea processing method of “fry – rub – bake”, taking China’s tea development into a new period. For generations, the Xie family lived by planting, processing, and selling tea. Huangshan Maofeng was created when in 1875 a local tea grower and merchant named Zheng’an Xie improved the original tea processing method and developed a “secret” formula that could meet the market demand.

Yellow Mountain in Eastern China’s Anhui province is one of the nation’s most famous mountains and home to several superior varieties of green teas. Huangshan Maofeng tea is arguably the best. Huangshan Maofeng literally means "Yellow Mountain Fur Peak", so named for its newly-picked leaves being covered by small white hairs, and the cusp of the leave resembling the peak of a mountain. It is one of China’s top ten famous teas. The tea features slender slightly coiled leaves and a yellowish dark green color with some silver pekoe.

Ingredients: Green Tea

Packaging: Luxury Tea Tin 25g

Origin: Huangshan, Anhui Province, China

Cultivar: Huangshan Da Ye

Elevation: 1,800 ft

Picking Date: April 2018

Picking Style: bud and 2 leaves

Dry Leaves Appearance: slender, slightly coiled dark green with some silver pekoe

Wet Leaves Aroma: vegetal, cut grass, roasted chestnuts

Liquor Appearance: pale green, clear

Liquor Aroma: buttered biscuits, cotton candy, tall dry grass

Taste: buttered biscuits, cream, wet grass, strawberries

Mouthfeel: medium thickness, subtle astringency on tip of the tongue

Caffeine Level: Moderate

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Orange Peach Black

Iced Black Tea Blend

An iced black tea that's sweet and fruity! It makes a refreshing treat on a hot summer day. It's loaded with antioxidants and free of any artificial flavors or preservatives, made of just our Yunnan Gold black tea, dried oranges, and dried peaches from Bella Viva Orchards dried without any artificial flavors, sweeteners, or preservatives. Add a little honey to this iced tea for a sweet treat.

Flash Chill Brewing Instructions:

Brew 1 teaspoon of tea per 8 fluid ounces of water at 200 °F for 2 minutes. Add honey to taste, and pour over ice.

Cold Brew Instructions:

Add 1-1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8 fluid ounces of room temperature water to a pitcher. Stir in honey, then refrigerate and allow to infuse for at least 12 hours. Then enjoy!

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Sweet Escape

Tisane - Herbal Tea - caffeine free

Floral and sweet, this caffeine free herbal tisane is crafted to promote relaxation. Chamomile and lavender have calming properties, and rooibos and green stevia leaf provide a touch of sweetness.

Size: 30g tin

Ingredients: chamomile, rooibos, lavender, cornflower petals, stevia leaf

Brewing Instructions:

Brew 1.5 teaspoons of tea per 8 fluid ounces of water at 200°F for 3 minutes. If you'd like to adjust the strength of the tea, adjust the amount of tea that you use, not the time or temperature. Brewed with this method you will be able to get 2 infusions out of the same tea leaves.

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*Do not use in combination with other sleep aids.

Your Three Brews Tea box this month also comes with a jar of honey! This makes a great addition to Orange Peach Black Tea. We like around 0.5 - 1 tbs per 16oz of iced tea.

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