Cote D'Azur Garden
4.5 22.5 $4.50 - $22.50
Some of the world’s most stunning gardens can be found along the length of southern France’s Cote D’Azur. The brewing show is phenomenal and the cup presents an elegant green tea with a bouquet of floral notes. Refreshingly light notes, it’s the perfect tea to sip outside in the summertime.
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Some of the world's most stunning gardens can be found along the length of southern France's Cote D'Azur. From Monte Carlo to San Tropez, the dazzling coastline is peppered with gardens of all varieties, many drawing admirers from around the globe. Perhaps the most famous of these is the garden of the impressionist Renoir at his former home in Cagnes sur Mer outside of Nice. Tied amaranth and marigold blossoms into a tightly wrapped ball surrounded by a wiry leafed green tea. When infused, his intention was that the ball would open and the flowers petals would reach for the sun as they do in Renoir's, and other fine gardens of the world, thus completing his work. We're pleased to offer you the result of this handiwork and advise that you prepare for a breathtaking tea worthy of a painting itself. Refreshingly light in the cup with dewy floral notes, it's the perfect tea to sip outside in the summertime.
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): Fujian Province
Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, Amaranth & Marigold 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.