White Tropics brings a fresh (and refreshing!) challenge to the tea-enthusiast's table. Who'd have guessed that such a cheeky-yet-consistent tea would come of pairing whites with coconut and pineapple? Yet it does. Coming off as rounded rather than overly sweet, this blend lets the minimal firmness of the white baseline make for an interaction with the coconut and pineapple where none of the flavors need compete with the others. Instead, each plays a role in this luau – knowing that the overall impression is more important than any individual player.
Whether East or West, cultures have long made exchanges of moments that have gone beyond language and other differences. The idea of finding a sweet, reflective tea with which one can set out to work, have a moment to themselves, or simply experience a curious, lively new aroma – is a nearly universal idea. More about appreciating what's been earned than about luxury: White Tropics crosses boundaries to prove that the finer things in life can be both exotic and approachable. All aboard as a love for the coco-nutty, pineapple-punch-packing White Tropics!
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.