Welcome to our Green Tea Selections
To produce green tea, the fresh tea leaves are carefully placed on large bamboo trays and allowed to dry in the sunlight. The leaves are then placed into small hot roasting pans and quickly moved about. They are continuously rolled into balls and then re-roasted for several hours at a time. This process stops the chemical changes from occurring in the leaf by never allowing it to whither and ferment. By eliminating the fermentation process, the dry leaf retains its green color and natural composition. Green teas vary in shape and size, ranging from twisted, curled, flat, pointed, half-moon crescent and tight pellet shapes.
Brewing Tips: Green tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil and then allowed to cool. The water used to brew Chinese Green Teas should be allowed to cool for just under a minute (170-180° F) before it is poured over the leaves to steep. The water used to brew Japanese Green Teas should be allowed to cool for about 2 minutes (160-170° F) before pouring over the leaves to steep. Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the water over the tea leaves. Chinese Green Teas should be steeped for 2-3 minutes and Japanese Green Teas should steep for 1.5-2 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping.
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Recently our tea blenders have created a new premium ranges of pyramid style teabags. Featuring 17 flavorful black, green, oolong and white selections like spicy chai, fruity mango black, crisp green mint and bold oolong, each teabag variety is packed in a unique re-closable pouch with descriptive label and brewing suggestions. This is a perfect way to bring the convenience of the teabag into your everyday tea ritual!
We are proud to offer this premium line of rare teas. Selected for their flavor, exquisite leaf form, and good value, these teas are produced in very small quantities each season. Each tea comes direct from its origin garden, assuring freshness. This line is not usually found outside select Asian markets. Foojoy loose leaf teas come in vacuum-sealed, resealable tins wrapped in labels which depict the contents of each tin. Foojoy pyramid teabags are packed 15 teabags per tin. Each tea bag holds 4 grams of tea, enough to brew a large mug or small 2-3 serving teapot.
British herbal specialists Samuel and James Ryder established Heath & Heather in 1920. They were among the first to study and lecture about English botanicals, herbs and plants. They helped educate those looking for easily accessible healthy remedies. Through Heath & Heather herbal infusions, the Ryder brothers unlocked medicinal benefits of herbs and set a high quality precedence, creating teas that lift, soothe and refresh you, enhancing both health and happiness.
New for 2016, Heath & Heather has redesigned its Organic range to communicate its provenance, superior quality and the breadth of delicious infusions and health benefits within their range of great teas. Each box contains 20 individually wrapped teabags.