Brew with fresh boiling water and infuse for 3 to 5 minutes
This mysterious infusion comes from the Chinese Zhejiang province. This region lies to the north of Fujian province and the south of Jiangsu. The high altitudes of Zhejiang contribute significantly to the quality of the Tea grown there. Our Misty Green Organic Tea is a perfect example.
In particular, this Tea originates from the western district of Zhejiang, known for its high mountains often shrouded in fog and mist - hence the name of this Tea. The high humidity levels and cool temperatures likewise influence the characteristics of this brew.
The growth and processing of Misty Green Organic Tea is, as the name likely suggests, a wholeheartedly organic process adhering to the industry's high standards. Its taste, meanwhile, is well-suited to those who favour traditional-tasting Green Tea.
Why Choose Organic Tea?
Going with Organic Green Tea supports mother nature. It sustains not only the environmental state of the land used for Tea-growing, but also the areas surrounding estates. In turn, this helps to protect the local wildlife and maintains the health of workers.
Man-made pesticides and fertilisers, which often contain nitrogen, are slowly but surely damaging the arable land where Tea grows. And whatever is not absorbed by the plants and the soil often finds its way into waterways. This, in turn, creates massive nitrogen-fed "algal blooms" capable of starving bodies of water of vital oxygen while also suffocating fish and other aquatic life.
98% of sprayed insecticides reach a destination other than their target, often travelling by wind and heavy rain. Ultimately, the radius of damage is not just limited to the immediate area of production. Indeed, it can spread much further.
Organic Teas are certified by the regulatory body within the producing country and checked and certified again as they enter the European Union. The EU regulations on organic products are very robust and uniform across Europe. Each container is checked and sampled, and if a Tea fails inspection, the container is resealed and returned to its country of origin.
Type of Tea: Orthodox Leaf Green Tea.
Grade: Fine Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe 1 (FTGFOP1).
Origin: Western Zhejiang, China.
Altitude: Between 2,500 and 3,000 feet above sea level.
Brewing Instructions: Brew using freshly boiled water left to cool to temperatures between 75 and 80 C. Infuse for 1 to 3 minutes.
How to Serve: Some add lemon; some add honey. Most, however, choose to enjoy this Tea without any accompaniments.
Tasting Notes: This delectable beverage has qualities well-suited to traditionalists. This includes defined grassy notes and a refreshing aftertaste.
Colour in Cup: Yellow liquor with greenish highlights, light in tone.
Benefits of Misty Green Organic Tea
Green Tea can afford protection from free radicals and can, in some cases, neutralise them, albeit temporarily. In particular, it is rich in antioxidant compounds called polyphenols, specifically polyphenolic catechins. These catechins in Green Tea can be further sub-categorised with the most vital being Epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG).
This particularly special compound holds the key to many of the benefits of Green Tea. It can improve cardiovascular health by lowering "bad" LDL Cholesterol. It can ward off colds and the flu by supporting the immune system. It can even aid digestion and reduce the risks of developing type-2 diabetes!