Green tea: the timeless elixir trusted by ancient Buddhist monks and modern health enthusiasts alike. In this bundle of five loose leaf green teas, our goal was to represent the full diversity that green tea has to offer.
The defining step in making green tea is to apply direct heat early in the processing, which stops the freshly harvested tea leaf from oxidizing and becoming a black tea. The heat is traditionally one of two types: a wet heat, typically steam, that coaxes out vegetal, oceanic flavors, as you’ll find in the Nepali Green Pearl made by the Tinjure Cooperative
. The other method is to use a dry heat, typically a roasting wok, which releases sweet, floral notes that are captured in the Darjeeling Green from the legendary Makaibari Estate
. And then there are teas that walk the line between the two, like our popular reserve line tea Nepali Green Peak, which also is made by the farmers of the Tinjure Cooperative.
And that’s just the tip of the world of green teas. Tea makers have a deep library of tricks they can employ to evoke an unending range of flavors and aromas. To highlight just two, we turned to the all-women team at the Tea Studio
in South India. They’re using special techniques to flatten the leaf to make their Nilgiri Green Dragon, which is inspired by the Chinese classic green tea named Dragonwell. The team at Tea Studio is experimenting with mirroring Japanese styles by using only the stems to make the Nilgiri Forest, with wonderful notes of toasted barely and sugar cane.
This bundle has a bit of everything for you to explore the vast world of loose leaf green tea. And with all green teas, be sure to resteep the same leaves at least twice to get the most out of your experience; often, the best flavors only reveal themselves in the second infusion. Cheers!
The Small Green Tea Bundle of Five comes with a total of 5.9 oz of loose leaf green tea including:
The Medium Green Tea Bundle of Five comes with a total of 20 oz of loose leaf green tea including: