Organic Natural Peach Osmanthus


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(Organic green tea)
Country of Origin: China
Region: Anhui Province
Shipping Port: Shanghai
Grade: Osmanthus
Altitude: 1500 - 4200 ft. above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: The peach character of osmanthus comes to the fore with hints of Jasmine and lily. Smooth and satisfying green tea notes on the finish.
Infusion: Lightly green with touches of yellow
Ingredients: Luxury organic green tea, Organic osmanthus blossoms.
Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.
Certificate #: 150 - 2008 Information:
We’re all familiar with the terms “the soup that eats like a meal” and “tastes great, less filling” but how about “smells like flowers and tastes like peaches?” Well, that’s the simple way to describe this wonderful floral blend. Osmanthus flowers, (Latin: Osmanthus fragrans) have been used to flavor teas in China for hundreds of years. The flowers are prized for their ability to impart a delicate peach-like character to the already slightly sweet character of green tea. The process for producing Osmanthus tea mimics that of jasmine. After plucking, fresh flower petals are added to the tea before withering. As beta-carotene in the flower petals breaks down, the tea leaves pick up a floral scent on the nose and a peach profile in the cup. It is believed that this process was refined during the Ming Dynasty sometime between 1368 and 1644 when Chinese appreciation for fine teas really began to flourish.
In our version Osmanthus tea, a fantastic organic Mao Feng serves as the base for the blend. The Mao Feng grade originated in the gardens of southern Anhui province, a region that has been on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 1990. The region’s porous, phosphate rich soil and ever present mist combine to produce a leaf that is at once sturdy and incredibly delicate - qualities that are reflected in the nuance of the cup. These days Mao Feng is grown in many other regions of China where these conditions are present. Finished, the leaf is often said to resemble tiny birds tongues which when infused unfurl to reveal a fine, deep green leaf. The grade is generally considered to be one of China’s finest and counts Dragon Well and Pi Lo Chun teas amongst its peers. (In our humble opinion however, this organic variety grown according to ancient pesticide and chemical free methods, stands in a class all its own.)
So, as we said, the cup smells of flowers and tastes of peaches. Brew a pot and note how the delicate scent of springtime steams and emanates from the pot. Close your eyes and as the tea passes your lips expect slight grassy notes, a well balanced astringency and the subtle, but unmistakable, profile of fresh summer peach. Now it looks like we’ve got another line to describe this tea. “It’s like spring and summer together in one cup.” Sounds about perfect. Enjoy!
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 liter/quart): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top-up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. [A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water].

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