Tea Tasting, Set 1
This Tasting Contains 6 tubes of the following Teas:
This tea is a blend of Rooibos, Cocoa Beans, Hibiscus Blossom and Lemongrass and gives an intense, fresh Citrus flavor. Rooibos grows in South Africa. Its red color is created when the shoot and top leaf are cut into small sticks and interact with the oxygen in the air. Rooibos is a popular type of tea; especially since it contains no caffeine. Rooibos has some similarities in taste and color to some types of black tea. It tastes very soft and mild and is good to drink both hot and cold and can be aromatized very well. For a cup, use 2 teaspoons of rooibos and pour boiling water on top. Let steep for 5-10 minutes.
This breakfast blend consists mostly of rich Assam tea and has a full and very powerful flavor. Highly recommended for the lover of a tea with a spicy and malty (a term derived from the beer brewers) character. Although it is sometimes claimed otherwise, the blackening of the tea leaves is not a fermentation process but an oxidation process. The name Irish was chosen because the Irish have a special preference for very strong blends. This is mainly found in Irish whiskies. To smoothen the strong taste, the Irish often add milk to the tea.
The green tea China Gunpowder (also known as Zucha or Pearl Tea) has an aroma that is somewhat softer than 'normal' green tea. The tea leaves are slowly dried in rotating drums. This creates a nice ball. The tea leaves used for these tightly twisted balls are of very high quality. In the warm water the small balls open up to form a wonderfully soft tea.
A blend of green and white tea, Verbene leaf, Lemongrass, Lemon Myrte, black and red berries, rose blossom and sunflower blossom. The Lemongrass and Cassis give this tea a fresh yet fruity flavor with a slight Champagne character. A mellow tea that doesn't easily become aftertaste. Green flavored tea comes into its own when poured with water at 60-80° and allowed to steep for up to 2 minutes. Then the aroma and base tea are in balance. If the tea is steeped longer, the taste will become slightly bitter due to the diffusion of the tannins of the green tea leaf.
The Indian state of Assam lies some 200 kilometers east of Darjeeling. From east to west, Assam covers some 600 km. The area has more than 1,000 contiguous tea plantations, making it the largest tea growing area in the world. About half of India's tea products come from this area. In the subtropical climate, it produces mainly black tea with a strong malty flavor. For 1 cup of this tea, take 2 grams and infuse with water at 80 to 95 degrees Celsius. Allow to steep for 2 to 5 minutes.
In the 9th century, the Chinese tea plant found its way to Japan. Monks brought it from China and linked its use to strictly ritualized practices. Green tea as a medium for meditation and religious purposes. Unlike China with its indistinguishable wealth of green tea, Japan produces only a few varieties that build more or less on the Sencha leaf, the Japanese folk drink. The main area is in Shizuoka Province, at the foot of Fujijama. In Japan, only green tea is produced. As in China, the demand for tea at home is very high. Green tea is indispensable from daily life here. For 1 cup, take 2 grams of this tea and infuse it with water to 80 degrees Celsius. Allow to steep for 2 minutes.