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This is our classic green tea. A mix of long, stemmy, flat, and rolled leaves. Pan fired green tea is a good basic green tea with a classic green tea taste, and goes well with a squeeze of lemon.
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A mix of long, stemmy, flat, and rolled leaves. Pan fired green tea is a good basic green tea with a classic green tea taste, and goes well with a squeeze of lemon.
It should come as no surprise that Japan's most influential Samurai, Saigo Takamori (1828-1877), was born in Kagoshima prefecture. Why should that not be surprising? Because, both are assertive, legendary and "true". We'll explain.
According to lore, Saigo Takamori was dubbed Japan's last true Samurai. Living only until his 49th year, the famous warrior fought social oppression, exile and many battles, winning the hearts of all who followed him. Likewise, Japan Classic Green Tea is thought by many in the tea world to be one of the truest expressions of Japanese tea, also highly capable of winning the hearts of all who drink it.
Hailing from gardens not far from Saigo's birthplace, the fields where Classic Green Tea is grown have been shown in numerous studies to be radiation-free, untouched by the unfortunate 2011 Fukushima nuclear event. This leads us to the next truism regarding this fantastic tea. If you're familiar with B&B Tea, you'll know that food safety is something we don't take lightly. In the same way the Samurai of old, valued and defended their honor, we value the safety of our clients, and will defend that position come hell, high water, or a marauding band of sword-wielding warriors. A fabulous tea, well worthy of its lineage. Enjoy.
Brewing for Best Results
Ideal Brewing Temperature: 175°F/79°C.
Modern Method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 176°F/ 79°C. With an infuser, use 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea per 8 oz of fluid water. Rinse the tea first by placing enough prepared water over the leaves and leave set for 10 seconds. Discard rinse water. Do not drink. Steep 3-5 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
Traditional Method: When preparing by the traditional method, this tea can be used repeatedly - about 3 - 4 times. Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 175°F/ 79°C. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea per 8 oz of fluid water. Rinse the tea first by placing enough prepared water over the leaves and leave set for 10 seconds. Discard rinse water. Do not drink. Pour the prepared water directly over the leaves after the rinse. Steep for about 2 minutes then remove leaves. Rinsing the leaves are not recommended when brewing the second or third time.
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea
Iced Tea INSTRUCTIONS
Per Serving: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 185°F/ 85°C. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea per 7-9 oz of fluid water. Steep 5 minutes. Add filtered hot tea to 16 oz glass filled with ice.
Per Pitcher: Makes 1 Quart. Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to 185°F/ 85°C. Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea in a heat resistant container. Pour 1 ¼ cup of prepared water over the tea leaves. Steep 5-7 minutes. With a fine mesh sieve, filter the hot tea liquor to the serving pitcher filled with ice. Add cold filtered water to top off. (Some luxury teas will turn cloudy when poured over ice).
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.