Volcano Flower Burst
One thing is certain: the mythical power of mighty Tengchong led to this tea. An artisan who lived near the volcano, feeling a tremor, decided to appease the universal forces in order to save his skin and his business. Exceptional combination of hibiscus and premium green tea. Refreshing and cleansing, reminiscent of light lemon.
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If you happen to live in Yunnan's Tengchong County, you owe a debt of gratitude to the creator of this magical tea. Why? The County is home to Tengchong volcano, which last erupted during the Ming Dynasty in 1609. An artisan who lived near the volcano, feeling a tremor, decided to appease the universal forces in order to save his skin and his business. He wisely began working with what local produce was available; selecting the blooms of Amaranth, Hibiscus and Lavender, believing their roots in the region's volcanic soil would lend power to his creation. These he tied in with an exceptional, wiry leafed green tea grown in one of Yunnan's finest gardens. His technique was to tie the flowers into the tea while it was still damp, so that as the leaves dried, the blooms would become trapped. The artisan believed that concealing the floral burst within the tea would spiritually represent his hope that the volcano's lava would be forever trapped within the mountain's rocky shell. And you know what? It worked. The Volcano has never erupted since. Experience the power of Tengchong volcano yourself. Brew a pot and see how its wonderful flavor changes your life. The cup is clean and delicate highlighted by grassy tones, floral notes and hints of lemon. At the very least we guarantee it will improve your day!
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): Yunnan Province
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, Hibiscus, Amaranth, Lavender flowers.
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.