Loose leaf single origin tea - Craft Tea Company - Tea Total range
Loose leaf single origin tea - Craft Tea Company - Tea Total range
Loose leaf single origin tea - Craft Tea Company - Tea Total range
Loose leaf single origin tea - Craft Tea Company - Tea Total range
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Loose leaf single origin tea - Craft Tea Company - Tea Total range

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The Tea Total, single origin loose leaf tea collection by OHC Maker Craft Tea Company. 

Choose from Sencha Green, Gunpowder,Assam, Oolong, Darjeeling or Yerba Mate.

Sencha Green - this is a light and fresh, high quality green tea from China perfect for everyday use.

The word Sencha translates to mean steamed, which is how the leaves are traditionally processed to create an unoxidised tea. However, Chinese green teas are usually pan fired 1st giving a mellower flavour than their grassier, slightly more bitter Japanese counterparts. They are then rolled, shaped and dried into long thin ribbons.

Green tea is high in antioxidants, metabolism boosting caffeine and is said to have many health benefits.

 Gunpowder Green - from the Anhui province in Eastern China, this is a well made and world renowned tea. It has a deeper, slightly smokier flavour than our Sencha Green Tea.

The Chinese name for this tea is pinyin and literally means 'pearl tea', representing how the leaves are rolled into small round pellets. In English we call it Gunpowder due to the similarities to grains of the explosive material. When added to hot water the leaves will unfurl very quickly or 'explode', you can even hear a small popping sound, and the taste is slightly smoky. Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma.

Green tea is high in antioxidants, metabolism boosting caffeine and is said to have many health benefits.

Assam Black - Sweet, strong and substantial, this Assam makes a perfect tea for breakfast. Brew lightly to appreciate its layered honeyed flavours, but a stronger steeping creates a wonderfully dark, almost treacle-toned cup,which works perfectly with milk. Harvested in late spring (known as the “second flush”), our Assam TGFOP1 (Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) has a large unbroken leaf and plenty of buds and golden tips.

Yerba Mate - a fresh green tea that unlike other herbal teas actually contains caffeine. It is very similar in taste to some of the vegetal Green Teas from Japan. Traditionally grown and drank in South America, where it is often chosen instead of coffee because it can be brewed strong in the morning and topped up throughout the day without tasting bitter or acidic. High in antioxidants, and a great energiser as it contains high levels of caffeine that are released slowly into the body so gives you boost for a longer period of time, not just a quick hit. Many describe the teas affect as gentle, clean and calm while helping to keep alert, energised and emotionally stable.

Darjeeling - Classic top grade, well made leaves from one of Darjeeling's best estates. These tippy leaves produce a rich, strong yet smooth tasting tea liquor.

Tie Guan Yin Oolong Tea - cultivated in the Fujian province, Tie Guan Yin Tea is a premium variety, harvested by hand from high altitude tea orchards and is the oolong tea of choice among the Chinese. Also known as “ The Goddess of Mercy” – Chinese legend tells of a poor man, who doted on a temple, was rewarded when the Iron Goddess appeared in his dream and directed him to an area of the temple where he would find a treasure. When he looked, he found a tea plant which he cultivated, sold the proceeds and planted out cuttings. The cuttings grew in to bushes and he sold more, then he gave bushes to local farmers so that they could share in his wealth. Tie Guan Yin, also referred to as Ti Kuan Yin and called "Yinyun" in Chinese, is a type of oolong tea set apart by its flowery fragrance reminiscent of orchids. Natural plant nutrients, such as antioxidants, are preserved in this semi-oxidized tea providing several health and lifestyle benefits. Rolling renders the leaves less susceptible to physical damage and breakage and allows them to retain more of their flavor and aroma.

 

 

Approx 70g bags, all green in colour (not black as shown).

Images by Craft Tea Company.