Brew with water at a temperature between 75 and 80 degrees and leave to infuse for 1 to 3 minutes
This rare White Tea comes from the Lelsa Tea Estate in Kenya, East Africa. It has a delicate yet flavoursome taste with refined grassy notes. It likewise contains a wealth of antioxidants which support a healthy and active lifestyle in a variety of ways.
Casual drinkers and connoisseurs alike flock to this delectable infusion. We pack it fresh to order here in our Pluckley-based factory, nestled within the stunning vistas of the Kentish countryside.
The Lelsa Tea Estate
This Estate has produced Tea for over 60 years, its outstanding reputation preceding itself. It lies in the Kericho district, east of the rift valley at altitudes of over 5,500 feet. This high elevation, combined with the fertile soil and excellent climatic conditions, contributes significantly to the quality of the Tea. Indeed, our very own Kenya Pai Mu Tan Lelsa Estate Tea is the finest example.
About Pai Mu Tan White Tea
Pai Mu Tan, like all White Teas, originates from China, not Kenya. Since its creation, however, its popularity, and indeed its production, has spread throughout the world.
The first reference to White Tea was in a book entitled "Treatise on Tea", written by Emperor Huizong during the Chinese Song Dynasty (906-1127 CE). Knowledge of it didn't arrive in the West until the 19th Century.
About Kenya Tea
About a century after the introduction of White Tea to the West, a Scotsman named Arnold Butler began growing Tea in Kenya. Butler had purchased 350 acres of land from the British government with the initial aim of cultivating Coffee.
However, his crops failed at such high elevations. In 1910, he began planting Indian Camellia sinensis var assamica plants, which proved a tremendous success. His experiments eventually gave rise to a Kenya Tea Industry.
Today, Kenya is one of many countries producing White Tea, with others including India and Vietnam. The Lelsa Tea Estate, in particular, is leading the way - especially when it comes to Pai Mu Tan Tea. Start brewing today.
Type of Tea: White Tea.
Origin: The Lelsa Tea Estate, Kenya, East Africa.
Brewing Instructions: Brew with fresh water at temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes, being sure not to burn or over-brew the leaves.
How to Serve: Best served without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This beverage has a unique toasty aroma with woody and grassy flavours.
Colour in Cup: Peachy-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Benefits of Kenya Pai Mu Tan Lelsa Estate
Did you know that Kenya Pai Mu Tan Lelsa Estate Tea contains higher levels of antioxidants than Green Tea? One particular antioxidant, Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), can aid daily living in small yet significant ways.
According to the latest research, it can, among other qualities, improve cardiovascular health, enhance cognitive function and support the immune system. It can even reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes.