Jasmine green teas enjoy the distinction of being carefully infused with the flavour from the jasmine flour during the fermentation process. Layers of flower buds and added during various stages of the process leaving the tea with a sweet, subtle flavour. Try experimenting with each tea and see the difference that steeping a jasmine tea an extra 30 seconds can make. As the colour changes, the bouquet, flavour, and texture also change. No two cups of tea need ever be the same, so learn how to make YOUR perfect cup of tea! We also have tea appreciation classes available for those who would like to know more.
Green tea is the greatest harvested tea. It is a non-fermented tea. There’s no withering and fermentation in the manufacturing process. Instead, the tea leaves are plucked, then steamed or pan fried (which removes the fermentation enzymes), rolled, and then dried. This process yields a chemical composition in green tea similar to the fresh tea leaf.
Green tea has a high content of vitamins and minerals. It contains ascorbic acid (vitamin C) in amounts comparable to a lemon. Green tea also contains several B vitamins which are water soluble and quickly released into a cup of tea. Five cups of green tea a day will provide 5-10% of the daily requirement of riboflavin, niacin, folic acid, and pantothenic acid. The same five cups of green tea also provide approximately 5% of the daily requirement of magnesium, 25% of potassium, and 45% of the requirement for manganese. Green tea is also high in fluoride. A cup of green tea provides approximately 0.1 mg of fluoride, which is higher than in fluorinated water. Green tea is also rich in phenols which would enhance the immune system and fight off many illnesses. Research has confirmed that phenols would deter the growth of malign tumours and green tea has been named one of the top ten health foods by Time Magazine.
Green tea is best sipped plain. It has a delicate color, which ranges from almost clear, to gold to shimmering, transparent greens. To fully experience the pleasures of green tea, it is important to be open to its fragrance, color and nuance of taste.
Green tea is more delicate than black, so you want to keep the water a little cooler. Brewing at about 85-90 degrees celcius is the best.
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