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 Lion Mountain Longjing (Dragon Well) 獅峰龍井 http://teamistress.com/product/lion-mountain-longjing-dragon-well/ http://teamistress.com/product/lion-mountain-longjing-dragon-well/#comments Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:24:36 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1205 Origin: Westlake, Zhejiang, China  中國浙江西湖

Farmer: Jiang Ting  蔣廷

Harvest: 2nd flush Spring 2014

Taste: savoury, chestnuts, reed freshness, hint of salt

Essence: cleansed, mindful, graceful

Pairings: shellfish, aged Gruyere, heart opening when rose petals are added

Brewing: 75-80˚, 3g (2 tbs) per 200 ml, 35 sec, 4-5 infusions. Increase subsequent infusion times to taste.

Storage: airtight in the freezer

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This 2nd flush Longjing has been meticulously handcrafted by Master Ting on his farm in the mountains around the West Lake area of Hangzhou – an area believed by the Chinese to be proof of Heaven on Earth. Longjing or Dragon Well is a delectable and renowned Chinese green tea. It is the unique method of wok roasting that gives the tea such a distinctive shape and flavour.

Legend holds that Longjing was named after a dragon that dwelled in an old temple well. People came to pray to the dragon for rain as early as Wu of Three Kingdoms (221-280), as it was believed he was a rain dragon and could break a drought.

The Xihu (West Lake) area is deeply buried in luxuriant trees and punctuated with mysterious springs and streams. The region has been famous for tea production as well as a nexus point for monks, artists, intelligentsia, and emperors for centuries. Lonjing’s popularity was rooted when Qing Emperor Qian Long (1736-1795) visited the area and was so inspired by the tea that he wrote poetry and kept 18 bushes for his royal use ranking them as Tribute Tea Trees.

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Liquid Jade Green http://teamistress.com/product/liquid-jade-green/ http://teamistress.com/product/liquid-jade-green/#comments Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:14:39 +0000 http://teamistress.com/?post_type=product&p=1184 Variety: Green

Origin: Huanshan, Anhui, China 中國安徽環山

Farmer: Ah Gun  阿根

Harvest: 2014

Taste: full bodied, vegetal, nutty, distinct floral aroma

Essence: cleansed, activated, calm

Pairings: salmon, asparagus, ricotta

Brewing: 70-80˚, 3g (1tbs) per 200 ml, 15 sec, 4-5 infusions. Increase subsequent infusion times to taste.

Storage: airtight in freezer

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Liquid Jade is an exceptional example of quality green tea; the taste is rounded and clean, there are full robust notes, and a refreshing aftertaste. It is the custom and premium signature tea of Olivia Chan – a tea master and friend. The tea is traditionally produced on the Gun family’s farm high in the Huanshan mountians.  It is a versatile tea that works well for culinary, such as a marinade for salmon or as a secret addition to salad dressing.  It is also fantastic in cocktails!

Jade Stream

500ml Coconut Water

tsp Liquid Jade green tea

Juice of one cucumber

1oz Bombay Sapphire or similar quality gin

Clear quartz crystal

The night, or at least 4 hours before:

Cold infuse 2tsps of Liquid Jade in 500ml of coconut water.

Charge a piece of clear quartz with strength of clear vision and love. Place in the freezer.

When ready to drink:

Joyfully mix equal parts tea infused coconut water with cucumber water and add gin to taste. Pour into a glass over the frozen quartz and enjoy.

Thank you to Michael at Herball for the luxurious recommendation of utilizing crystals with cocktails. www.theherball.com

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