What does it take to bring something new to the table? Most tea drinkers are loyal to their tastes, and while they love the variety of the beverage, even the most adventurous can lock into what we know and love. Which is fine - good, even - it’s a beautiful thing to have and share your favorite cuppa, but what about the day that someone else recommends a special blend to you?
Are you willing to let an exciting new tea possibly become your new favorite?
Ti Quan Yin’s Oolong Pomegranate is a mellow, cool, classy, understated tea that many lifelong drinkers have welcomed into their cabinets. And because of this, it reminds us of an actor who knows a thing or two about the challenge of filling big shoes and having to meet intimidating expectations: Daniel Craig.
The steely-eyed Bond actor is known for bringing gravity and soul to a franchise that had ranged from brilliant to brilliantly misguided over the decades. Following a well-loved presence (Pierce Brosnan), Daniel Craig entered film lovers’ psyche in 2006’s Casino Royale, a new flavor in a well known series.
And we happen to think that the same qualities that he has brought to this role make him a perfect match for a cup of our Ti Quan Yin Oolong.
Craig, a quintessentially English Bond (fan faves Connery and Brosnan were Scottish and Irish actors, respectively), would know how to handle a cuppa. And what do you get for the man who’s tried everything? Pomegranate Oolong is a tangy, earthy cup that re-solidified Oolong’s hold on the tea lover ready for a silky, complex experience. Tea drinkers have long sought out Oolong’s unique flavor collection, basking in its unquestionable aroma, and enjoying the sophistication just a single cup can offer.
So how do you add to the landscape and improve the game without changing the rules?
Keep it simple, but surprising. Add a cheeky, soulful, blue-eyed Bond to your franchise. Serve a tea that’s familiar and classy, yet distinct. Craig won over one of the hardest fanbases to please:
we just know that he and our Ti Quan Yin would get along. Are you ready to give your new favorite tea a try?
We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.