A curious blend that might surprise with just how much “special treatment” it can pack into your tisanal experience: White Cucumber blends two cultures known for emphasizing patience and attention. Chinese and Middle Eastern worlds meet in the perhaps-unlikely form of this cucumber tea whose primary aroma, taste, and ingredients all suggest a day at the spa for those who enjoy this hot, vegetal brew.
Hot or over ice, this white tea is uniquely enjoyable – more a conversation piece than a time-passer. Cucumber's plaintive, unassuming, health-minded central flavor collection is balanced with the heat of hot water, bite of ice, or – regardless of temperature – a melon-infused finish, adding a hint of richness and fruit to the blend.
A true white tea, steep it to bring out bursts and blooms of floral colouring, allowing the shier “true white” essence to give way to something sure to bring mellow, contemplative satisfaction.
This tea can be enjoyed “cleanly” without toxin intake, but also without particular or notable health benefits. Like true spa treatment, it's about taking a moment to notice your breathing, the steam, the ice, the quiet notes in the flavor, the sense of neither excess nor parity. A perfect, mysterious, wholesome experience.
Base leaf: White tea.
Health properties: Natural ingredients, skin positive, low caffeine.
Flavor strength: Full, Primary collection is vegetal over mellow white.
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.
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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.