In translation Fukamushi-cha means deep steamed tea. The opposite pole would be the lightly steamed asamushi-cha tea. Hot steam is used on Japanese teas in order to halt the oxidation of the leaves, by which they differ from the majority of Chinese teas.
Gyokuro created in the manner loved by the farmers on the organic tea farm in Uji, from where it originates. With regard to the weather during the year and shortly before the harvest, the farmers modify the period for which the tea is shaded from the sun, and the period for which the leaves are exposed to hot steam during the process of halting oxidation.
The term Chai Masala can be loosely translated from the original Hindi as “spiced tea”. This Indian beverage has always been regarded rather as a medicinal drink, nevertheless in the present age of chemical drugs it is now considered rather as a stimulant. This is a harmoniously balanced blend of teas, herbs and spices, whilst the ingredients themselves however differ markedly from manufacturer to manufacturer. In the case of our Chai Masala this is a black Assam TGFOP tea, with an addition of cinnamon, hawthorn leaves, pieces of ginger, clover, black pepper, cardamom and a range of other ingredients.
This classic unorthodox production black tea comes from the southern part of Assam. The flavors are bold and warming, with hints of chocolate and black pepper. A nice earthy flavor defines this tea when you smells the granules. The liquor is robust and strong. However with milk, this Assam unfurl nice deeper tones which is very characteristics of Assam tea, full-bodied, mellow, smooth and creamy with a distinct malty flavor.
Sencha Karigane offers a rich and full aroma and taste, which in many respects is richer than classic Sencha. Karigane comprises not only leaves but also other parts of the tea plant, which are removed in the production of classic Sencha. Unlike Kukicha teas, which usually contain thinner and thicker stalks, stems and the lower, veined parts of the leaves, and which are usually produced from material designated for the production of Sencha or Matcha teas, Sencha Karigane teas contain only stems and the larger lower part of the leaves of Sencha tea.
Quality Pu-erh from Yunnan, which was produced in 2018 by the famous Yunnan Colorful Phoenix Tea company. The tea leaves, pressed into 100 g nests (Tuo Cha) originate exclusively from large leaf tea plants growing in the Menghai region. The flavour of this Pu-erh tea is amongst the most distinctive, full and complex, and in general amongst the sweeter teas.