Fans of fruity, caffeine-free infusions, will love this organic rooibos blend. The cranberry and orange bring a touch of zest while the wild berries complement the infusion with a pleasant roundness.
Summer is getting nearer and our freezers are ready with fresh ice, be it at home, in cafés or even restaurants. To beat the heat, there's nothing quite like iced teas and here are some great ideas to make your summer just a bit cooler:
CAMELLIA SINENSIS ICED TEAS
Our 'must try' line of iced teas: three aromatized blends that are both tasty and refreshing. You can get them in bulk or in convenient pre measured 20g teabags (for 2L servings) with easy to follow instructions on the label. You can even get them on the go at our boutique if you're up for a bubbly version!
As much as Japan is known for their rich tea cultures and traditions they have also mastered the art of bottling tea. In fact a large part of the tea consumed in Japan comes directly from vending machines, be it green tea, wulong or jasmin teas.
To infuse these teas at home use: 15g per liter (of cold water). Infuse for 6-12h with optional sugar (to taste).
Our suggestions :
- Green tea – Organic Kukicha (vegetal, sweet and fruity), Organic Gyokuro Shizuoka (intense chlorophyll flavour, gentle and marine).
- Wulong – Shui Xian Lao Cong (Hazelnut, sweet grilled), Si Ji Chun (floral and buttery)
- Jasmin tea – Perles du Dragon (floral and refreshing)
ICE TEA QUICKLY
If you're in a hurry, infuse your tea with hot water as you normally would and simply cool it off. How? Ice cubes are handy for this so make your infusion a little more concentrated so water from the melted ice balances out. If this hot infusion method makes your brew a little bitter, add a small amount of sugar.
Suggested recipe: 2.5 g of tea in a 250ml cup of hot water, infuse 5 minutes and pour into a tall glass with ice and add sugar as needed.
Our suggestions :
- Black tea – Sikkim Temi organic 1st flush. Very thirst quenching with hints of wildflower and bark. Add honey or sugar!
- PuEr teas – 2006 Bulang Shan (shou). A tasty surprise if you'd like to try something different. Hints of dry earth and cocoa bark.
- Matcha latté – Prepare the matcha as you normally poured in a cold glass. You can also do this with a cocktail shaker.
Summer is served!
A full burst of freshness, this organic green tea blend has a great balance of lemon and fruits (berries) and will quench any thirst. The strong lemon accents combine perfectly with the earthy notes of the green tea enhanced by the fruity finale of ripe raspberries. Its liquor is a sweet and clear wave of freshness.
Enjoyable Japanese green tea made with a mixture of twigs and leaves of Sencha.
Harvested from mature tea plants with roots deeply embedded in the terroir of the Wuyi Mountains, this roasted black wulong offers rich woody and fruity aromas enhanced by its generous presence.
Pressed into small 5 gram nests (tuo) For easy preparation, this PuEr harvested in 2011 around the Bulang mountains was produced and stored in Menghai by Vesper Chan. This ideal portion for brewing in teapot, gaiwan, or in your favorite mug at the office, makes this tea perfect for lovers of simplicity.
Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr. Koyama offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive Matcha.
This glass pitcher, exclusive to Camellia Sinensis, is ideal for the preparation of cold infused iced tea.
A black tea with seductive fruity accents that will brighten your day with its juicy peach notes. Enjoy without moderation on the terrace this summer!
Eight lots of fresh jasmine flowers will be used to perfume this Chinese green tea, rich in buds.
Temi, for many years the only garden in Sikkim, produces its teas in the style of neighbouring Darjeeling. This summer harvest has whole leaves of varied colours and is rich with fine buds. Its amber and woody liquor is enhanced by delicious aromas of spices and cocoa. A strong and honest tea is softened by gentle notes of Muscat.
Smooth and refreshing, it's the perfect drink for a nice summer day. Deliciously vegetal as well as boosted by its spices and mint, you'll find yourself making pitcher after pitcher.
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