Summer Organic Tea Collection: four new teas
For sublime summer drinking our Summer Organic Tea Collection comprises four of our new loose leaf organic teas.
An Ji Bai Cha: organic China green tea
Produced in in Tian Huang Ping, An Ji county, Zhejiang province and picked during only a few days in mid-April. An Ji Bai Cha has a strong following in China and the leaf is notably long with a distinct jade green colour. It is so named because the hew resembles the colour of white jade. The aroma is fresh and citrusy with a delicately floral aspect. In the cup it has a grassy, gently tangy character with a soft, long finish. The liquor is clear, pale green. Use one heaped teaspoon of this very bulky tea per cup with freshly drawn and boiled water that has cooled to around 80 degrees C. Infuse for two minutes. The leaf may be infused up to four times. This is an especially good tea with which to unwind after a long day. 30 grams.
Darjeeling Monteviot Organic First Flush
This organic first flush Darjeeling is produced at Monteviot, one of Darjeeling’s oldest tea gardens located in Kurseong south valley at an average altitude of 3600 feet. At around 220 acres the garden it is also one of Darjeeling’s smallest. The leaf is green and neat with a clean, fresh hay-like aroma. In the cup the golden infusion yields a lovely, highly drinkable, honeyish tea with little astringency and a long finish. Brew for four minutes without milk. 60 grams.
Dragon Well organic green tea: Lung Ching or Long Jing
Our Dragon Well organic tea is produced in Zhejiang Province, grown at the foot of Tian Mu mountain and picked in April. It is a clonal tea grown for the distinct character of its leaf. The large, classically jade green leaves have a distinct, grassy, rose-like aroma. Being pan-fired the leaves are flat. In the cup the carefully picked two leaves and a bud are readily apparent as is the pungent nutty aroma. The liquor of Dragon Well organic is bright, clear yellow-green. On the palate this is a fresh, smooth, medium-bodied tea with chestnut notes. Use one teaspoon per cup and infuse initially for three minutes with freshly boiled water that has cooled to 80 C. A beautiful tea, justly famous. 60 grams.
Golden Yunnan Organic tea: black tea from south-west China
Having golden tips this is a creamy, rich Organic Golden Yunnan tea from the northern highlands of Yunnan Province in south-west China. It makes a very attractive, creamy, aromatic and well-balanced morning tea that may be taken with milk. Use one teaspoon per cup and one for the pot with freshly boiling water and infuse for four minutes. 60 grams.
Organic tea lovers are sure to fall for our summer organic tea collection!
A guide to our tea
At the checkout you may choose to receive a free, full-colour, eight-page guide to our tea. For more information about buying our loose leaf teas see our page How to Buy the Best Loose Leaf Tea.