China Lace White and Green Tea
an elegant white and green tea blend with bits of ginger and raspberry
China Lace White and Green Tea is an elegant white tea blended with green tea leaves, whole dried raspberries, bits of ginger, cardamom and pieces of star anise. There is even a dash of peppercorn in this glorious blend.
Incredibly fragrant, China Lace White and Green Tea has intertwining notes of fruity raspberry and sweet spice. The cup finishes with a gentle lingering taste of ginger, cardamom and star anise.
The overall cup is light and refreshing.
As a white tea, China Lace contains low levels of caffeine.
Because they are minimally processed, white teas contain very high levels of antioxidants. White tea is highly valued for its greater polyphenol content than other types of tea. In addition, research has shown that white tea may have anti-inflammatory properties and help the body fight against type 2 diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases.
Green teas are high in antioxidants and provides numerous health benefits.
Ginger has a long been used in traditional medicine to aid digestion, reduce nausea and help fight symptoms of the flu and common colds. The most important compound in ginger is gingerol which has powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects.
Cardamom been is a spice with intense flavor often compared to mint that has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. Recent studies have shown cardamom to have positive effects on chronic diseases due to its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
China Lace White and Green Tea is excellent served hot or iced and takes well to sugar or other sweeteners.
The addition of milk is not suitable for white teas due to their delicate flavor.
Traditional Hot Tea
Measure one heaping teaspoon of tea leaves per one cup water into a tea filter or into an infuser of your choice. Keep in mind, the infuser you choose must be large enough to allow the tea leaves to swell and unfurl. This allows the tea leaves to release their full flavor. Place filter into teapot or mug. Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil then pour into teapot or mug. Infuse 8-10 minutes. Remove the filter and discard or remove infuser and discard tea leaves. Garnish as desired with sugar, honey, sweetener and/or lemon slices.
Measure six heaping teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Bring 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil. Immediately pour boiled water over filter into teapot or heat-resistant pitcher. Infuse 8-10 minutes. Remove filter and sweeten tea with ½ cup sugar if desired. Add 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a serving pitcher. Pour in prepared tea and mix well. Add 2 cups ice and stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Measure four teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place inside a clean glass jar or small pitcher. Position filter so that the tea leaves will be submerged and the top hangs over the side of the jar or pitcher so that leaves do not spill out once water is added. Pour four cups of filtered or freshly drawn water over the filter. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8-12 hours (or overnight). To serve this tea hot, simply pour the cold-infused tea into a saucepan over medium heat and gently warm to desired temperature.
*Cold-infused tea has higher levels of antioxidants, less caffeine and fewer tannins that result in a smoother cup.
China Lace White and Green Tea, like all teas, should be stored out of direct light and in a cool, dry place. If stored properly, this tea should stay fresh for up to two years.
Ingredients: white tea, green tea, ginger pieces, star anise, natural and artificial flavor, cardamom, raspberries, cloves and black pepper