If you love to enjoy a bowl of strawberries and cream in the summertime then this luxury tea will be a delight. We’ve created a wonderful concoction of freeze dried strawberry pieces mixed with sencha and silver needle tea leaves sprinkled with extra flavouring and blossoms of jasmine flowers. Fruity and creamy, this is a lovely tea for enjoying in the garden or for bringing the outdoors inside, with its rich blend of berries and flowers.
To create our Strawberry and Jasmine Tea we’ve used a combination of both silver needle white tea and green sencha. This has created a tea that is filled with the health benefits of green tea and the soothing sensations of white. When combined with the fruity aroma and smooth taste of strawberry, you have a delicious tea blend that will impress anyone who samples a cup and will awaken their taste buds to the delights of luxury tea.
Our Strawberry and Jasmine Tea can provide a marvellous source of relaxation and a talking point when shared with friends. Whatever the scenario, we recommend brewing the tea for 2-3 minutes before pouring into your finest bone china.
THE WATER TEMPERATURE
- The golden rule about water temperature is never use boiling water on the tea, whatever kind of tea you are making.
- Green Teas require water at 70°C and black teas require water at 85-90°C.
- These days you can get kettles which enable you to choose your water temperature.
THE AMOUNT OF TEA
- Custom dictates that 4 grams are sufficient for one cup. But the amount is partly a matter of preference.
- In the case of Assam tea, which is naturally very robust, you might want to reduce the strength and brew 3 grams instead of 4.
THE BREWING TIME
- This is a very important step in the art of tea-making. In fact, the brewing time varies depending on the type of tea. An over-brewed black tea will develop a bitter taste whilst an under-brewed white tea will be flat and insipid.
- Black teas are normally brewed for 2-3 minutes, green teas for 3 – 4 minutes. It is a good idea to check the brewing time before making the tea because some teas need to be infused for very specific times: for example, Jade Pearl is left to infuse for 7 – 20 minutes, whilst Oolong tea will need 5 – 7 minutes for its bouquet to develop fully.
- Brewing is normally done with a lid on so that the tea retains all its aromas.