Orchid Dew

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A highly distinctive organic green tea that reflects the tea cultures of two countries.  The story of this tea started six years ago when a Japanese tea cultivar was planted in China. This tea is the first harvest from the tea garden and combines Chinese and Japanese tea processing techniques. The result? A complex cup with notes of edamame, watercress and chestnut. 

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  • 2 tsp per 8 oz of water, 175°F, 3 min.

    The same tea leaves can be steeped multiple times in a Gaiwan or Yixing teapot. Use twice as much tea and steep same tea leaves 1-2 minutes multiple times until the flavor fades.

    • This Japanese tea plant cultivar provides notes of edamame and the light steaming accentuates the vegetal flavor profile
    • The tea is shaped into a semi-ball, which is characteristic of Chinese tea processing
    • The Chinese associated the orchid with Spring Festivals, which emphasized renewal and procreation.  Dew symbolizes immortality
    • Popular too in ancient Japan, the orchid was considered a symbol of wealth by royalty, who kept the flowers in their temples, and had them painted in their commissioned scrolls
    • Fresh or lightly steamed greens
    • Scallops, shrimp, lobster or any fresh fish
    • Gruyere, gouda, Havarti or cheddar cheese
    • Rice pudding
  • China green tea: 100%

  • Sencha Asanoka, Gyokuro, Kukicha

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