June 2019 Three Brews Tea Box

Tie Guan Yin

Oolong Tea

Gong Fu Brewing of Tie Guan Yin:

6g per 100ml

210°F / 99°C

25 seconds

10 infusions

Western Brewing of Tie Guan Yin:

1 tsp per 8oz

210°F / 99°C

120 seconds

5 infusions

Named after the Chinese Goddess of Mercy, Guanyin, Tie Guan Yin is not only a name for the tea but also for the tree. The tree is slender with thick dark green leaves. The Tie Guan Yin tree is not very productive, so the tea tends to be more valuable and expensive. Other names for this semi-oxidized tea include Ti Kuan Yin, Ti Kwan Yin, Iron Goddess of Mercy, Iron Goddess Oolong, and Tea of the Iron Bodhisattva.

Tea farmers began to plant this special tea in Anxi in 1725 during the Qing Dynasty. Located in Fujian Province, China, Anxi has the advantages of warm climate, abundant rainfall, abundant red soil, and continuous hills. There are four picking seasons throughout the year; spring Tie Guan Yin, summer Tie Guan Yin, autumn Tie Guan Yin, and winter Tie Guan Yin. Among theses, the spring tea is the best in quality.

Ingredients: Oolong Tea

Packaging: Luxury Tea Tins, 30g/55g

Origin: Anxi, Fujian Province, China

Cultivar: Tie Guan Yin, Huang Dan

Elevation: 1,200 ft

Picking Date: May 2018

Picking Style: Up to 3rd or 4th leaf

Dry Leaves Appearance: ball rolled mature leaves, mix of light and dark green

Wet Leaves Aroma: deciduous forest, tall grass

Liquor Appearance: pale yellow-green, clear

Liquor Aroma: cream, orchids, butter

Taste: cream, maple leaves, tart apples

Mouthfeel: light to medium thickness, slight juicy finish

Caffeine Level: Moderate

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Hibiscus Berry

Herbal Iced Tea Blend - caffeine free

This caffeine free iced herbal tea is fruity, sweet, and sour and makes a refreshing treat on a hot summer day. Loaded with antioxidants and free of any artificial flavors or preservatives, you can feel great about drinking this iced tea made of just hibiscus flowers and berries 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 10 minutes. Add honey to taste, and pour over ice.

Cold Brew Instructions:

Add 1 teaspoon 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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Jasmine Dream

Tisane - Herbal Tea - caffeine free

This floral tisane contains herbs that promote sleep, such as lavender, lemon balm, skullcap, and passionflower. If you like the delightful flavor of jasmine and lavender, this is the bedtime tisane for you.

Ingredients: jasmine, lavender, lemon balm, skullcap, passionflower

Brewing Instructions:

Brew 1.5 - 2 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 Hibiscus Berry Iced Tea. We like around 1 tbs per 16oz of iced tea.

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