Organic Orchid Dew
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A distinctive organic green tea reflecting the tea cultures of two countries. The story of this tea started eight years ago when a Japanese tea cultivar was planted in China. This tea is the first harvest from the garden and combines Chinese and Japanese tea processing techniques. The result? A complex, multi-cultural 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 organic green tea: 100%