Tea Mistress » Products http://teamistress.com ELIXIR FOR LIFE Tue, 24 Mar 2015 14:03:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.20 Ancient Sun – Dong Ding 凍頂烏龍茶 http://teamistress.com/product/ancient-sun-dong-ding/ http://teamistress.com/product/ancient-sun-dong-ding/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 15:42:57 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1275 Variety: Dong Ding Oolong,  medium roasted – 40% oxidisation

Origin:  Yong Long Village, Dong Ding Mountain, Nantou, Taiwan

Elevation: 750m

Farmer:  Mr. Liu 劉先生

Harvest: April 2014

Taste:  roasted honey, tobacco, nutty, bright, and aromatic

Essence: warming, meditative, grounded

Pairings: roasted squash, artichokes, lamb, dried apricots

Brewing: 3g (1 tbs) per 200 ml purified water 90-95˚, 30 sec, 4-5 infusions. Increase steeping time with each infusion to taste.

Storage: airtight, dry, and dark

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Dong Ding or Tung- ting is an illustrious tea mountain in Taiwan; a country that is revered for its artisan oolong tea makers.  This particular Dong Ding was harvested and cured this spring by artisan farmer and renown Lu Gu Farmer’s Association Tea Competition judge Mr.Liu.  The teas unique flavour is attributed to the farms rich red soil, which was left fallow for several years and re-nutrified with natural compost and crushed seashells.  This flourishing grove is maintained without the use of chemicals, weed killers, or fertilizers, and only a minimal amount of water soluble pesticides.

Legend holds a Taiwanese scholar by the name of Lin Feng Chi wanted to enter the Imperial Examination, which was held in Fujian, China. Although Lin Feng Chi was from a poor family his ancestral village in Fujian admired his positive attitude and intelligence and rallied around him raising the fee. Before he left his home, his relatives reminded him to visit his ancestral home and thank them in person.

As fate would have it, Lin Feng Chi excelled during the Imperial Examination and ascended into officialdom. He visited his ancestral village in Wuyishan with gifts and his heartfelt gratitude. When he returned to Taiwan, he brought with him 36 tea seedlings, which were planted, on Dong Ding in the Lugu village.

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Artisan Gift Box http://teamistress.com/product/artisan-gift-box/ http://teamistress.com/product/artisan-gift-box/#comments Sun, 06 Apr 2014 21:12:12 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1024 Artisan gift boxes include handcrafted teaware and a selection of teas. This box was curated for an artist living in London who was looking for majestic tea cups to sip from each morning. The box includes a set of Kerry Hastings handmade Sea Blue Tea Cups and a selection of 3 exceptional teas.  Please contact us to discuss your own unique artisan order.

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Artisan tea press http://teamistress.com/product/artisan-tea-press/ http://teamistress.com/product/artisan-tea-press/#comments Sun, 29 Dec 2013 16:58:20 +0000 http://www.teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=397 Ideal for every day tea making, it is convenient and simple to use as well as ensuring the leaves release their full potential. The artisan tea press is of award winning design and used by tea aficionados across China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Its popularity is due to the quality and simplicity of infusion - the quick release system fully drains all the water from the leaves enabling subsequent clean infusions which you can stretch throughout the day.  This is what I use if working or on the go. It is fantastic for the studio and  home - a few tea family members have one for each!

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Ceramic Gongfu Ceremony Set http://teamistress.com/product/ceramic-gongfu-ceremony-set/ http://teamistress.com/product/ceramic-gongfu-ceremony-set/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:26:23 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1328 This stunning artisan Gongfu tea ceremony set comes with an easy to use gaiwan, two cups, and a tea tray.  The ceramic tray collects the over flowing abundance of water and tea during ceremony - the lid easy lifts off for cleaning. This is an absolutely beautiful piece! I only ordered one.

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Dance with the Immortals http://teamistress.com/product/dance-immortals/ http://teamistress.com/product/dance-immortals/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 16:46:47 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1262 Variety: High Mountain Oolong,  Lightly roasted - 15% oxidisation

Origin:  Shan Lin Xi, Nantou, Taiwan

Elevation: 1520m

Farmer: Su Family

Harvest: May 2014

Taste:  invigorating floral bouquet, buttery, delicate mountain herbs, citrus, and pine.

Essence: cleansed, alert, focused

Pairings: salmon, roast chicken, fennel, an afternoon break

Brewing: 3g (1 tbs) per 200 ml purified water 90-95˚, 30 sec, 4-5 infusions. Increase steeping time with each infusion to taste.

Storage: airtight in freezer

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Dance with the Immortals is an ace example of a light to mid roast Taiwanese High Mountain Oolong.  The feel and complexity of flavours are full mouthed, fresh, and smooth. The aroma is floral and elevating. This tea comes from a small farm run by the Su Family. A husband and wife team who in 2004 followed their dream to transform their virgin high mountain bamboo forest into a tea garden.  This tea has been produced using only natural fertilizers, zero weed killers, and only a minimal amount of soluble pesticides, which they do not administer for at least 3 weeks prior to harvest.

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Gaiwan http://teamistress.com/product/gaiwan/ http://teamistress.com/product/gaiwan/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:36:22 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1330 This elegant 150ml gaiwan is made of ceramic and is ideal for Gongfu tea ceremony.

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Gift Certificate http://teamistress.com/product/gift-certificate/ http://teamistress.com/product/gift-certificate/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 16:01:11 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1333 Share the ancient art of mindfulness with friends and loved ones. Please contact us to order a gift certificate - let us know the amount and any words you would like included.  Gift certificates can be used for tea, teaware, and tea ceremonies. Thanks for sharing in the LOVE!

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Glass Tea Canister http://teamistress.com/product/glass-tea-canister/ http://teamistress.com/product/glass-tea-canister/#comments Tue, 02 Dec 2014 17:02:55 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1338 This glass tea canister is a great way to keep your tea fresh and the Qi potent. The black outer layer protects the tea from light and the glass jar ensures the  flavour of the tea is not tainted.  The canister is 12cm in height and 10cm in diameter.

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Glass Tea Mug Infuser http://teamistress.com/product/glass-tea-mug-infuser/ http://teamistress.com/product/glass-tea-mug-infuser/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:17:18 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1326 Fantastic for at work or the studio this glass mug fits together with a convenient glass strainer and lid. The strainer is spacious which enables the leaves to reach their full potential. Once your tea is brewed you remove the glass lid and stainer which then rest perfectly together until you are ready for your next infusion.

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Gratitude Tea Set http://teamistress.com/product/gratitude-tea-set/ http://teamistress.com/product/gratitude-tea-set/#comments Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:11:09 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1324 This elegant glass teapot with built in stainless steel strainer comes with an artisan ceramic teacup and a selection of 4 flowering tea balls. Stunningly wrapped in a black box with luscious red ribbon.

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