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They say that this beautiful tea came about when the moon fell in love with a comet. The comet passed her by (as comets do...). The moon cried milky tears which fell upon the tea fields, withering the tea leaves and giving them the delicate creaminess that is inherent in a Milk Oolong. The bright, velvety smooth infusion has a naturally sweet milky flavour with hints of caramel.
Ingredients - Taiwanese Milk Oolong
Brewing Guide - This oolong is best enjoyed using freshly drawn water boiled water left to cool for 2 minutes. Good for multiple infusions.
Jasmine Silver Needle
A luxurious white tea with a floral twist. Traditionally produced by the imperial plucking method performed at dawn on just two days of the year, the silvery buds are intertwined with Jasmine blossoms that release their delicate fragrance into the tea. The infusion is light and bright with a delicate jasmine scent.
Ingredients - Chinese Ying Zhen white tea, jasmine blossoms
Brewing Guide - White tea is delicate - to bring out the smooth complex flavours and avoid bitterness, use freshly drawn boiled water left to cool for 2 minutes.
Gyokuro is regarded as Japans most premium green tea. Tea bushes are shaded from the sun causing nutrients to intensify. Packed with chlorophyll, the infusion has a mesmerising neon glow with a mild fresh flavour that is both sweet and savoury.
Ingredients - Japanese gyokuro green tea.
Brewing Guide - Green tea is delicate, Gyokuro especially so - to bring out the smooth complex flavours and avoid bitterness, use freshly drawn boiled water left to cool for 5 minutes.