<![CDATA[New Chinalife Products]]> http://chinalifeweb.com Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:17:16 GMT Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:17:16 GMT LemonStand <![CDATA[Monocle Boss 2016]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/TEA-MONC/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/TEA-MONC/ Tue, 24 Jan 2017 12:40:16 GMT <![CDATA[Miscellaneous]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/AM-MISCV/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/AM-MISCV/ Thu, 12 Jan 2017 11:38:34 GMT <![CDATA[Lost Robe]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tea-bedc/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tea-bedc/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:21:27 GMT Season: Spring 2016

Cultivar: Bei Dou Yi Hao

Origin: Zhengyan, Fujian, China

Picking and Processing: Up to third or fourth leaves with medium baking

Elevation: 630m

 

DRY LEAF: Large, whole, twisted prune brown leaves with aroma of hazelnut chocolate and plum wine.

WET LEAF: Lustrous and metallic mud green leaves with aroma of butterscotch and cooked apple.

LIQUOR: Verjus orange liquor. Dark fudge in kraft paper wrappers, charcoal, fresh cut pinewood.

FINISH: Very mineral dry and clean with a slight juiciness on the sides of tongue.

SENSATION: Warm and satisfying.

 

There is much controversy over the lineage of Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe). The original six mother plants (over 300 years old) still grow in Wuyi but they are protected by the Chinese Government and almost never picked but dutifully cared for. In the 1980's cuttings of these bushes were made for genetically identical asexual propagation and since then they have spread around Wuyi mountain. So there are 1st generation bushes, 2nd generation bushes and so on.

 

So it is common knowledge that in order to drink pure Da Hong Pao you should be seeking tea grown from these bushes. Of course factors such as the area, soil, microclimate will all play their part in the quality of the tea but pure Da Hong Pao should supposedly be from these 'Qi Dan' bushes.

 

Enter the marketeers. Knowing that the original Da Hong Pao bushes were commanding huge prices (around $1m per kg) and that there was a limited quantity of the Qi Dan clones, many sellers began blending other Wuyi varieties together to create an approximation of the pure Da Hong Pao. It is thought that around 80% of the Da Hong Pao being sold is blended tea usually with a combination of widely available Shui Xian and Rou Gui (sometimes mixed with a little Qi Dan). Therefore Da Hong Pao became a name associated with a style of tea rather than a strict variety. Depending on the producer and the leaves used in their blends you can find delicious Da Hong Pao and a lot of pretty ordinary Da Hong Pao.

 

So that's all clear right? Apparently not!

 

In the 1950's a scientist called Yao Yue Ming was instructed to analyse the Da Hong Pao mother bushes. He, along with other scientists took cuttings of  the mother bushes and spent many years cultivating these plants. During the cultural revolution his work was destroyed but he kept working in secret and in the 1980's he cultivated his plants in Bei Dou Peak. This was the pinnacle of his achievements and since then plants have been propagated from these bushes.

 

This tea has become known as Bei Dou and we call it Lost Robe (original Da Hong Pao is called Big Red Robe). So, is this tea basically a Qi Dan which has been hybridised and changed by Yao Yue Ming or is the Bei Dou variety part of the six original Da Hong Pao mother plants? The answer is unclear but probably a bit of both. It is worth remembering that these ancient mother plants were grown from seed and therefore are not genetically identical so perhaps the 'pure' Da Hong Pao made hundreds of years ago are actually a blend after all!

 

Whatever the details, this tea is a direct descendent from the original Da Hong Pao mother plants.

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<![CDATA[Iron Monk]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tea-thhc/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tea-thhc/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 18:15:48 GMT One of the famous 'Si Da Mincong Yancha' teas from Wuyi mountain. Produced in the Zhengyan mountainous region famed for its exemplary rock oolongs.


Season: Spring 2016

Cultivar: Tie Luo Han

Origin: Zhengyan, Fujian, China

Picking & Processing: Up to third or fourth leaf. Medium roasted for hours over charcoal

Elevation: 500m

 

DRY LEAF: Delicate, medium to large raisin brown leaves. Aroma of dark chocolate covered brandy soaked cherries.

WET LEAF: Toad skin textured, shiny, moss earth brown. Burnt chocolate, marachino cherry, slight menthol freshness and antique wood.

LIQUOR: Sherry brown and medium body. Taste of butterscotch, dark chocolate, charcoal, sage and cherries.

 

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<![CDATA[Teaheads T-shirt (womens Large)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thwl/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thwl/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:03:32 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

Extremely high quality t-shirt. This is not some cheap merchandising t-shirt! This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 100% Organic cotton.

 

Size Guide:  Medium has a chest size of 46cm (18 inches). Large has a chest size of 49cm (19 1/2 inches).

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<![CDATA[Teaheads T-shirt (Women)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thwm/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thwm/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:03:09 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

Extremely high quality t-shirt. This is not some cheap merchandising t-shirt! This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 100% Organic cotton.

 

Size Guide:  Medium has a chest size of 46cm (18 inches). Large has a chest size of 49cm (19 1/2 inches).

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<![CDATA[Tiger Spirit T-shirt (womens Large)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgwl/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgwl/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:02:57 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

Extremely high quality t-shirt. This is not some cheap merchandising t-shirt! This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 100% Organic cotton.

 

Size Guide:  Medium has a chest size of 46cm (18 inches). Large has a chest size of 49cm (19 1/2 inches).

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<![CDATA[Tiger Spirit T-shirt (Women)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgwm/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgwm/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:02:44 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

Extremely high quality t-shirt. This is not some cheap merchandising t-shirt! This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 100% Organic cotton.

 

Size Guide:  Medium has a chest size of 46cm (18 inches). Large has a chest size of 49cm (19 1/2 inches).

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<![CDATA[Teaheads T-shirt (mens Large)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thml/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thml/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:02:33 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 50% Organic Cotton and 50% Organic Tencel which is a natural cellulose fiber from wood. It is super soft and offers optimum moisture transportation for your skin.

 

Size Guide: Medium has a chest size of 51cm (20 inches). Large has a chest size of 53.5cm (21 inches).

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<![CDATA[Teaheads T-shirt (Men)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thmm/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-thmm/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:02:23 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 50% Organic Cotton and 50% Organic Tencel which is a natural cellulose fiber from wood. It is super soft and offers optimum moisture transportation for your skin.

 

Size Guide: Medium has a chest size of 51cm (20 inches). Large has a chest size of 53.5cm (21 inches).

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<![CDATA[Tiger Spirit T-shirt (mens Large)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgml/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgml/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:02:11 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 50% Organic Cotton and 50% Organic Tencel which is a natural cellulose fiber from wood. It is super soft and offers optimum moisture transportation for your skin.

 

Size Guide: Medium has a chest size of 51cm (20 inches). Large has a chest size of 53.5cm (21 inches).

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<![CDATA[Tiger Spirit T-shirt (Men)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgmm/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/tee-tgmm/ Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:01:59 GMT Illustration and screen printing by Celine from Mei Leaf. A London artist and tea lover.

 

This T-Shirt comes in a charcoal blue colour and is made from 50% Organic Cotton and 50% Organic Tencel which is a natural cellulose fiber from wood. It is super soft and offers optimum moisture transportation for your skin.

 

Size Guide: Medium has a chest size of 51cm (20 inches). Large has a chest size of 53.5cm (21 inches).

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<![CDATA[Royal Peach Orchid Deep Fire (250g) Pouch]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/TEA-RDFP/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/TEA-RDFP/ Fri, 09 Dec 2016 17:15:09 GMT <![CDATA[Dinosaur Gushu Experience]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-dsgs/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-dsgs/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:13:36 GMT Wow, this one is a gorgeous present for anyone who loves tea and especially PuErh geeks.

 

A magnetic box containing all three of our 2016 Gushu PuErh's, a bamboo PuErh tray and a Sandalwood Pick for the most complete tea session.

 

For more about the three cakes:

 

 

CONE BANDIT

Cone Bandit  is part of our dinosaur editions of PuErh all coming from the same Bulang mountain area of Yunnan and selected out of a tasting of twenty tea samples. It is made from leaves plucked from at least 500 year old tea trees (making it a Gushu PuErh) which have been withered, hand fried, sun dried and compressed into 100g cakes.

 

This tea has the creamiest character of the three Dinosaur Gushu PuErh's evoking brown bread ice cream and overipe cantaloupes. A medium to thick body and a dry to juicy finish.

 

SCOPE ANALYSIS

Season: Spring 2016

Cultivar: Da Ye Zhong Assamica

Origin: He Kai, Yunnan, China

Picking: Bud and up to 3 leaves

Elevation: 1400m

 

PIP KILLER

Pip Killer is part of our dinosaur editions of PuErh all coming from the same Bulang mountain area of Yunnan and selected out of a tasting of twenty tea samples. It is made from leaves plucked from at least 600 year old tea trees (making it a Gushu PuErh) which have been withered, hand fried, sun dried and compressed into 100g cakes.

 

This tea has the fruitiest character of the three Dinosaur Gushu PuErh's. A very thick body and deep mineral strength that grips the mouth and throat before releasing alluringly into the sweetest Hui Gan. The infusions begin with orange marmalade and later infusions evoke pear and ginger biscuits.

 

SCOPE ANALYSIS

Season: Spring 2016

Cultivar: Da Ye Zhong Assamica

Origin: Lao Bang Pen, Yunnan, China

Picking: Bud and up to 3 leaves

Elevation: 1400m

 

BLOOM BUSTER

There are a few places on Earth (all in Yunnan!) which are revered for producing the finest quality Raw PuErh. Lao Ban Zhang is at the very top of this list and while this fame has led to some unscrupulous practices, this area's reputation is for good reason. A light and floral character with a strong mineral sweetness, definitely a luxury PuErh to treat yourself or your teahead friends.

 

This tea is part of our dinosaur editions of PuErh all coming from the same Bulang mountain area of Yunnan. It is the most floral of the three PuErh's. It is made from leaves plucked from at least 300 year old tea trees (making it a Gushu PuErh) which have been withered, hand fried, sun dried and compressed into 100g cakes.

 

SCOPE ANALYSIS

Season: Spring 2016

Cultivar: Da Ye Zhong Assamica

Origin: Lao Ban Zhang, Yunnan, China

Picking: Bud and up to 3 leaves

Elevation: 1700m

 

Artwork has been drawn by Celine and hand screen printed in London.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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<![CDATA[Tiger Spirit Puerh Experience]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-tspe/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-tspe/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:13:09 GMT A stellar giftset with our revered Sheng PuErh Gushu cake 'Tiger Spirit'. This giftset includes a tea inspection bamboo tray and a Sandalwood PuErh Pick for everything that you require for breaking into that cake without making a mess.

 

 

A vibrant yet elegant raw Pu Erh. This is definitely the most ancient tree PuErh that anyone is likely to source. The trees used to make this tea cake are between 1000 and 1600 years old.

 

 

This tea cake should either be drunk fresh (before 2017) or can be aged. We would advise that an ageing should be at least 5 years.

 

SCOPE ANALYSIS (Season, Cultivar, Origin, Picking & Processing, Elevation)

 

S - Spring 2015

C - Da Ye Zhong Assamica

O - Bing Dao, Yunnan

P - Sheng Pu Erh made from Bud and Young Leaves

E - 2300m

 

We always say that one of the primary markers for the quality of a PuErh is the age of the tea tree. The trees grow slower, the roots are bigger and deeper and therefore the leaves are filled with intense mineral content that are impossible in younger trees. High nutrient  content means more flavour and the ability of the tea to coat your mouth and throat with minerals which gives Gushu (ancient tree) tea that characteristic lingering sweetness.

 

 

Most Gushu tea leaves are from trees which are about 300-500 years old. Some vendors supply tea from incredibly rare and old trees which are up 800 to 1000 years old. But the tea trees that made this PuErh cake are extremely ancient - ranging from 1000 to 1600 years old! We cannot believe that we have been able to negotiate a deal for these cakes and are very thankful to our friends in Xishuangbanna (Yunnan) for reserving some for us.

 

This is a picture of our team picking from a 1600 year old tea tree.

 

These cakes are in very limited supply (we are talking handfuls) so if you are interested then we suggest you buy immediately.

 

The tea comes from trees growing in Bing Dao mountains in Yunnan. This is a very high altitude area and is renowned for producing raw PuErh tea which is light and long lasting rather than the stronger hit of a Yi Wu or Lao Banzhang tea.

 

The picking is buds and very young leaves so this is premium picking and leads to a much more fragrant and elegant brew compared with the stronger flavour from coarser leaves.

 

 

To understand how Raw PuErh is made please watch our video

 

 

 

10 STEP TASTING

1. EYES DRY LEAF - Downy buds, olive green young leaves and licorice black larger leaves.

2. NOSE DRY LEAF - Apple and fresh rolling tobacco.

3. EYES LIQUOR - Light and bright sherry colour liquor.

4. NOSE WET LEAF - Custard and Asian Pears, rice and sago.

5. MOUTH TEXTURE - Medium body with a light oiliness and soft mouthfeel.

6. MOUTH TASTE - Light dancing flavours. Pears and apples, mixed with a custard creaminess and white pepper piquancy with mineral dryness. Very little bitterness but noticeable Hui Gan (minty, cooling sweetness) after a couple of infusions.

7. NOSE EMPTY CUP - Warm honey, steamed rice and pandan.

8. MOUTH FINISH - Noticeable dryness in the throat which leads to a pleasing and long lasting Hui Gan sweetness. Enjoyable mineral led tingle around tongue.

9. EYES WET LEAF - Olive green buds and young leaves with thick and pliable stems characteristic of Gushu tea trees.

10. BODY SENSATION - Light and energetic feeling, suitable for all tea drinkers and all day drinking. Generally a cooling and uplifting sensation.

 

SESSION INFUSIONS - This tea will give 10 really good infusions but can go up to 15 infusions.

 

BREWING:

To brew Western style, infuse about 2.5g (heaped teaspoon) of leaf per 300ml of 95c water for about 2 minutes. You can reinfuse up to 6 times by adding 30 seconds for every subsequent infusion.

 

To brew Gong fu style, infuse about 5g of leaf per 150m of 95c water for about 10 seconds. You can reinfuse up to 15 times by adding 10 seconds for every subsequent infusion.

 

For guidelines on correct brewing check the Tea Brewing Chart and watch the 

Video Guide to Brewing Tea.

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<![CDATA[Sacred Owl Puerh Experience]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-sope/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-sope/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 18:12:19 GMT The perfect package for any teahead out there. Our Sacred Owl tea is probably the best ripened PuErh out there (read more below). This giftset includes a tea inspection bamboo tray and a Sandalwood PuErh Pick for everything that you require for breaking into that cake without making a mess.

 

 

 

 

ORIGIN: Ba Da Mountain, Yunnan, China

HARVEST: SPRING 2010

ALTITUDE: 1900

 

 

Dark roasted dates and wet stone aroma with a distinctly medicinal quality. The body is luxuriously thick and smooth which transforms to a fresh and cleansing finish. The aftertaste builds with subsequent cups as the mineral content of the leaf coats the throat and tongue to create a mellow sweetness and distinct juiciness. You may feel the surface of the tongue fizz slightly with the high mineral content.

 

Most ancient tea trees (aged from 600 years and above) are used to make very high quality Raw PuErh. This cake is a bit of an oddity in that such high quality leaves were used to make a cooked PuErh. When I asked the farmer why he did this he said it was an experiment but that he could make a lot more money selling the leaves as raw. He doubts that he will do it again so I am not sure we will be able to get these cakes after we have sold out.

 

 

When we tasted the tea we were very impressed that the taste was clean and rich as a properly cooked PuErh should be (no funky dried squid aroma), but the finish revealed the wonderful juicy and almost fizzy sensation that comes from ancient tea trees. The older the tree the higher the mineral content in the leaf which makes for a richer flavour and a more exciting mouthfeel. This is because the older, semi-wild trees grow more slowly (they are not trying to establish themselves) and have larger, deeper roots to suck up the minerals from the Yunnan earth.

 

This tea is from Ba Da mountain area close to the border with Burma. It is one of the most revered in Yunnan famed for its semi-wild forests which are farmed by the Bulang and Hani ethnic minorities. After picking and processing it is fermented for about 2 months before being compressed into cakes. These cakes were made in 2010 and they have undergone wet ageing in Yunnan for 5 years. Whilst the ageing of cooked tea is not strictly necessary, it does improve the smoothness of the tea and clear any mustiness that may have developed during fermentation.

 

BREWING INSTRUCTIONS

This tea benefits from strong brewing to bring out the sweetness. It is almost impossible to make this tea bitter so try to brew with a large leaf to water ratio or extend your steeping time to be a little longer than you would expect.

Please follow our tea guide as a template and adapt to your taste.

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<![CDATA[Matcha Bowl (red)]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/cl-mcbr/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/cl-mcbr/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:26:00 GMT The most pleasurable Matcha experience comes when you place two hands around a large Chawan (Matcha bowl) and sip. This bowl feels so good in the hands and is large enough (11.5cm diameter) to whisk up your Matcha without making a mess.

 

The bowls are handcrafted individually (no two bowls will be the same). They have a dipped glaze and wavy edge to find the perfect place to sip.

 

For more information on how to make Matcha:

 

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<![CDATA[Matcha Scoop]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/cl-mcsc/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/cl-mcsc/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:26:00 GMT Bamboo scoop (Chashaku) for preparing Matcha. Each scoop of Matcha is about half a teaspoon.

 

Watch Don make Matcha on this video:

 

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<![CDATA[Matcha Whisk]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/cl-mcws/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/cl-mcws/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:26:00 GMT A 100 prong, handmade whisk for whipping up a frothy Matcha with a rich crema.

 

Watch Don use this whisk:

 

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<![CDATA[Ceremonial Matcha Set - Blue]]> http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-mchl/ http://chinalifeweb.com/shop/product/gft-mchl/ Sat, 19 Nov 2016 07:26:00 GMT You haven't tasted the full richness of matcha until you whisked it with an authentic bamboo matcha whisk (Chasen). All of our matcha sets come with a handmade bamboo whisk included as standard for a truly authentic experience and perfect froth.

 

Our Matcha Set gives you:


  • Chasen – Carved from a single piece of bamboo. Our handmade whisk features 100 intricate prongs – that's the best number for making velvety froth. This tool is rightly regarded in Japan as the most important utensil in the preparation of matcha due to its ability to efficiently transform the powder into a creamy, frothy brew with that legendary umami taste. Watch your chasen 'bloom' as the bamboo tines bend outwards after repeated use.

  • Chawan – Handcrafted individually (no two are the same), glazed matcha bowl. Not just any old bowl. This one is large enough for you to whip up as much froth as you like without making a mess. No need for cups or mugs – the chawan has always been designed for whisking AND drinking your freshly whisked matcha while the crema is still frothing. Drink from the bowl and feel the weight of your matcha tea as the warm liquid gently moves in your palms.

  • Chashaku – Handmade from a single piece of bamboo and bent over steam to create the perfect scoop for your matcha powder. Traditionally used in the Japanese tea ceremony to measure precise amounts of precious matcha. This scoop will save you wasting your ceremonial grade matcha as you prepare the perfect amount of powder to whisk for yourself and your friends.

  • Organic Ceremonial Matcha (30g) - Very high grade organic matcha sourced from Shizuoka in Japan. Extremely rich in antioxidants and free of radiation. Stone ground to under 10 microns. Lovely vegetal and umami richness (from the incredible L-Theanine content). A verdant start moving to an addictively astringent yet sweet finish.

  • Presentation box with a magnetic closure – The sturdy packaging of our matcha set makes this an amazing gift of experience to your loved ones. As a box, this is also perfect for storing your matcha essentials.

 


About Matcha 

Matcha is super finely ground (under 10 microns) green tea. It is made so fine using a stone grinder to prevent the addition of heat from machine grinding which reduces the nutrient content. The small particle size means that the tea leaf suspends in water and produces a smooth textured tea. This style of brewing tea is actually very ancient and the method used a few thousand years ago before tea production expanded to allow for brewing whole leaves.



Lovely vegetal and umami richness (from the incredible L-Theanine content). A verdant start moving to an addictively astringent yet sweet finish. The ultimate wake up drink!


The health advantage of drinking matcha is that you are actually consuming the whole leaf which means that the full therapeutic effects of tea are given to your body. Studies have shown that matcha provides between 3 to 137 times the amount of antioxidants (in the form of high potency catechins) compared with brewed green tea. These figures vary so widely depending on the tea and matcha chosen for the studies. It shows how much difference there is between high quality and poor quality tea. The 137 times figure comes from a study against Starbucks green tea. We think it is a conservative estimate that one shot of matcha gives the same amount of antioxidants as drinking 10-20 cups of high quality green tea. Antioxidants are fundamental to good health by soaking up the free radicals in your body which lead to ageing and ill health.


Our matcha is very high grade. It is sourced from ground Tencha grown at an altitude of 650m on an organic farm in Shizuoka. The farm uses natural predators to remove any insects which would eat the leaf such as Praying Mantis, ladybugs and spiders. The farm has been used to grow tea organically since 1824.


During the growing of the tea leaves the plants are shaded from the sun. This causes the leaf to increase chlorophyll production which gives you the bright green colour and associated health benefits. The Tencha is then stored for many months in a cool environment to age before grinding. If you miss out on this step then the matcha will be lightweight and pale instead of dark and robust.


Packed in a Mei Leaf green tea tin.


 

This is premium ceremonial grade matcha green tea made from JONA certified organic green tea and compared with other matcha brands we are confident that there is no better matcha at this price. Each tin will provide a minimum of 30 shots of matcha which works out at about 60p per day for an immensely healthy habit. Matcha is a very affordable way to improve health easily.



Directions:

The most convenient way of drinking matcha is in the form of a tea 'shot'. We recommend using about half a teaspoon for 25-30ml of cold or hot water (between 70 and 80 degrees). Stir vigorously or whisk to make a smooth drink. Sip and enjoy the marine air and grass flavour or down it like a health shot. Drink one or two shots a day. We do not advise drinking before bed as it does contain caffeine.

 

 

Scent/Taste

Grass and seaweed vibrancy with slight creaminess if brewed properly.

 


 

 

OUR ORGANIC MATCHA TEA HAS NO RADIATION

 

Our Ceremonial Matcha is 100% Safe

 

There is a little bit of concern that the fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster may affect Japanese tea. This is especially true of matcha since consuming matcha means eating the actual leaf instead of just brewing. It is therefore important to confirm that the matcha in your cup has been tested thoroughly.

 

At Mei Leaf we kindly ask our tea farmers to test every batch of matcha that we order to ensure that there is no radiation in the leaves. Once the leaves have been proven to be radiation free (see the certificate in the images), they can be lovingly stone ground into the delicious matcha for our shelves.

 

Happy drinking.


 


Matcha in Cooking and Baking

Home cooks and restaurant chefs around the world add matcha into all sorts of recipes to enhance the flavour and boost the health properties of their dishes. It's powdered form makes it perfectly versatile and convenient as an ingredient. The complex flavour profile of grassy bitterness and earthy sweetness makes matcha an intiguing spice ripe for experimentation. Our matcha is a bit too high grade to use for general cooking but it is perfect to dust over a dessert.

 

Get some inspiration by browsing our Tea Recipes board where you'll find amazing tea infused-dishes. Follow us on Pinterest to see the latest pins from around the world of tea.

 

Indications:

Here are just a few known health benefits associated with drinking green tea: Boosts your immune system - Lowers blood sugar levels - Helps prevent cavities and tooth decay - Slows the ageing process - Helps reduce the risk of cancer - Lowers Cholesterol - Aids in weight loss by burning calories - Reduces high blood pressure - Helps prevent arthritis - Reduces the risk of heart disease - Reduces the risk of stroke - Lowers the risk of blood clot.

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