May 2019 Three Brews Tea Box



Songluo Green

Green Tea


Brewing Instructions:

Brew 1.1 teaspoons of tea per 8 fluid ounces of water at 175°F for 90 seconds. If you'd like to adjust the strength of the tea, adjust the amount of tea that you use, not the time or temperature. Brewing to long will result in bitterness. Brewed with this method you will be able to get 3-4 infusions out of the same tea leaves.


Ingredients: Green Tea


Description:

  • Ingredients: Green Tea

  • Packaging: Luxury Tea Tin - 40g

  • Origin: Xiu Ning, Anhui Province, China

  • Cultivar: Songluo

  • Elevation: 2,400 ft

  • Picking Date: April, 2018

  • Picking Style: Bud and 1 or 2 leaves, first flush

  • Dry Leaves Appearance: rolled dark green snail-like pellets

  • Wet Leaves Aroma: vegetal, artichoke, sweet corn, cream, wet grass

  • Liquor Appearance: light green, clear

  • Liquor Aroma: cream, asparagus, roasted nuts

  • Taste: cream, wet grass, asparagus, hint of dried cherries

  • Mouthfeel: medium thickness, extremely subtle astringency

  • Caffeine Level: Moderate

Songluo tea is a type of green tea whose origin and history can be traced back 600 years to the Ming Dynasty. The process of making Songluo tea was first created by a Dafang Monk. It is considered the mother of fry-dried green tea, though it is not listed among the top 10 famous Chinese teas, making it a hidden gem in the west.


On September 12th, 1745, the largest vessel of the Swedish East India Company, the East Indiaman Gotheborg built in Stockholm, sank to the bottom of the sea just before reaching her home port of Gothenburg, Sweden. For mysterious reasons, it hit an underwater rock despite an experienced captain on board sailing through a familiar route. 366 tons of tea on board was sunk with the ship.


In 1984 an 8 year excavation project of the the East Indiaman Gotheborg began. A vast amount of tea was found. Although the boxes holding the teas decomposed, surprisingly some teas stored in tin cans remained sealed off from water after being submerged under the sea for 240 years.


In 2012, founder the Huangshan Wangguangxi Songluo Tea Co, Mr. Wang Guangxi, built a museum dedicated to Songluo tea to increase the awareness of this historically renowned tea among tea lovers. In the museum preserved in jars sits this special recovered Songluo tea from the Gotheborg.


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Allergy Relief

Oolong Tea Blend


Spring allergies are such a drag. Fortunately nature has provided us with some key herbs that can help relieve symptoms of seasonal allergies (hay fever) by acting as natural antihistamines and have anti-inflammatory properties. This oolong tea blend contains ingredients shown to reduce symptoms of seasonal allergies naturally without any drugs or anything artificial.


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. Brewing to long or to hot will result in bitterness. Brewed with this method you will be able to get 2 infusions out of the same tea leaves.






Allergy Fighting Herbs:


Orange Peel contains a compound called hesperidin that prevents the release of histamine in the body, which is why it helps with symptoms of seasonal allergies such as sneezing and runny nose. They are anti-inflammatory, contain lots of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, improve digestion, strengthen the immune system, and whiten teeth and reduce sensitivity.


Nettle Leaf has anti-inflammatory qualities that affect a number of key receptors and enzymes in allergic reactions, preventing allergy symptoms if taken when they first appear. The leaves of the plant contain histamine, which may seem counterproductive in allergy treatment, but there is history of using histamines to treat severe allergic reactions. This herb is also a good decongestant which is used to ease nasal blockage. It is also good for curing chest congestion and preventing excessive fluid from building up in the eyes as well as runny noses characteristic of hay fever.


Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea contains quercetin, which has been studied for its ability to reduce the symptoms of allergies. It has been shown to inhibit leukotrienes, mast cells, and the release of histamine, which makes it a good candidate for anti-allergy therapy.


Turmeric contains curcumin, a compound with anti-inflammatory properties that inhibits the release of histamine, inhibits allergic response and decreases oxidative stress. Curcumin has also been shown to increase nasal airflow and support the immune response in people with allergies.


Ginkgo Biloba has powerful anti-inflammatory compounds and naturally contains seven antihistamines, which make it a natural and effective way to get relief from the symptoms of allergies. Ginkgo also has compounds called ginkgolides, which have been shown in studies to be quite effective in relieving allergies, asthma attacks, and other lung problems. Ginkgolides relieve inflammation by killing free radicals and allow more oxygen into the lungs so those who suffer from asthma and allergies are able to breathe more easily.


Pineapple is the best source of bromelain, an enzyme that has anti-inflammatory effects and can reduce nasal swelling, making it easier to breathe. Studies also show it inhibits the development of allergic airway diseases and asthma.


Milk Thistle contains silymarin or silibinin, which inhibits the release of histamine, thereby preventing allergic reactions. Milk thistle is said to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-cancer and anti-viral properties.


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*Do not use this tea if you are allergic to milk thistle, red clover, or any of the other ingredients in it.


Sleepy Tea

Tisane - Herbal Tea - caffeine free


Sleepy Tea (caffeine free) is an herbal tisane crafted with the ultimate blend of herbs that aid sleep. It is designed to help you relax, fall asleep, and stay asleep. The skullcap, passionflower, chamomile, lemon balm, lavender, and valerian root are all herbs that have relaxing properties and are known to aid sleep. Sleepy Tea also contains a variety of antioxidants and has anti-inflammatory properties. With its mild floral, herbaceous flavor, Sleepy Tea is the perfect drink before bed for a good night of sleep.




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. If you let the tea brew too long, the valerian root may become too strong and give it an undesirable earthy flavor.


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*Do not use this tea if you are allergic to any of the ingredients in it. Do not use in combination with other sleep aids.


Your Three Brews Tea box this month also comes with Pu'erh Tea Mini Touchas (birds nest). Pu'erh tea is a type of fermented tea, and Toucha is the small birds nest shape the tea is pressed into. To brew, unwrap the tea from its paper covering and place into a tea infuser in a tea cup. Then pour in 8 oz of 205°F water and let sit for 5 minutes. Remove the infuser with the tea in it and pour out the tea liquor. This process is to get the compacted tea leaves started to open. Put the infuser back in the cup and brew at 205°F for 2 minutes. The leaves will start to open up more and more with each infusion. You can get 3-4 infusions like this.


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