We are pleased to offer Longing Heart as an example of one of China’s finest artisan teas. We invite you to brew a pot today and let your mind and heart turn east towards the mystical mountains of Anhui. With a delectable hint of peach, this hand crafted artisan heart opens to reveal a lovely flower of green tea, amaranth, and jasmine blossoms.
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Is your heart longing to gaze upon the craggy peaks of Mount Huang Shan? If you've ever visited Anhui province, the answer is probably yes. There is a saying in the ancient towns and villages there that one, who visits, even for a day, will never really leave. That the natural beauty of the place will remain imprinted on their hearts and minds for the rest of their lives. And truthfully, with its soaring mountains, incredibly twisted and shapely pine trees, surging seas of cloud, and lush tea gardens, the province really is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. It was the sentiment at the heart of the old saying that inspired the creator of this fabulous handmade tea. Keeping with tradition only the finest Huang Shan leaf is used and tied according to ancient technique. We invite you to brew a pot today and let your mind and heart turn east towards the mystical mountains of Anhui.
Brewing for Best Results
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 190°F/89°C.
Minimum Brewing Temperature: 180°F/82°C.
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 190°F/ 98°C. Place 1 ball into your pot. Steep 5 minutes. Watch the long leaves unfurl to reveal the hidden flower treasure. Ideal with a glass teapot to view the spender. Each ball can be steeped 2 to 4 times.
Tea(s) From: China
Region(s): Anhui Province
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, Amaranth, Jasmine blossoms.
Making an amazing cup of tea requires several things. High quality tea, filtered or freshly drawn cold water, correct water temperature, time of infusion, and filters/infusers. Unfiltered water or too hot of water can ruin the best of teas. Always use filtered or freshly drawn cold water. Any flavor from water treatments or heavy minerals such as lime or calcium can taint the water. Brew at the ideal temperature. Too hot of water can scorch the leaves and produce a bitter brew. If you find that the tea is still bitter following the recommended brewing temperature, try lowering the brew temperature another 5 to 10 degrees. Use infusers that allow the tea leaves to fully expand and has full contact with the water. Ditch the tea bags. Know the steeping time for your tea. Too long of steeping can make your tea bitter and undesirable. Too short of time will make a weak tea. Don’t make tea in the microwave.
We strongly recommend using filtered or freshly drawn cold water brought to a rolling boil when brewing all types of tea. Today’s water has been known to carry viruses, parasites and bacteria. Boiling the water will kill these elements and reduce the potential incidence of water-borne illness. Cool the water to the ideal brewing temperature before brewing.