Earl of Anxi

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    As part of our big move to China, this blend has been discontinued. Want to reblend this yourself? Check out the full recipe!

    A unique Earl Grey made with Tieguanyin and blended with saffron and frankincense. . . .

    Traditional Earl Grey is a classic, great for every season. With the Earl of Anxi, we start not with a black tea, but with our Master Zhang’s Hand-Picked Tieguanyin to give the bergamot a sweet, bright base and reinforce the floral citrus notes. We draw out the citrus sweetness with a uniquely creamy and rich orange peel, and crystallize the florals into a prominent position with jasmine blossoms.

    To create the darker more comforting brew we are looking for, we add a creamy, savory base with generous use of Spanish saffron threads. We deepen the sweetness with the caramel fruit notes of goji berries, and to bring it all together we employ the resinous woody notes of pure wild-crafted frankincense sap. This acts as an intriguing base that unifies all the flavor elements and evokes a mountain temple with incense wafting through the air.

    Taken together, these ingredients yield a tea that is sweet and creamy, cleansing, and at the same time warming and vaguely intimate because of the saffron and frankincense.

    Ingredients: Hand Picked Spring Tieguanyin, Organic Orange Peel, Organic Jasmine, Wildcrafted Frankincense Resin, Organic Goji Berry, Organic Saffron

    Gift Tin Packaging example below

    Date of Picking:November, 2012

    Location of Picking:Anxi County, Fujian, China

    What Was Picked:Large, thick spring leaves, shaken to bruise the edges and partly oxidized.

    Sourcing Agent(s):Weiwei Ren

    Use freshly boiled filtered water and allow to cool to 195 degrees.  Use 5g of tea for eight ounces of water.  Steep for 2 minutes, and save the leaves for one or two re-infusions.

    Iced Tea (Cold Brewing)
    Use about 4 grams of tea for every 12oz of water.  Combine with room temperature water in a covered vessel and refrigerate for 8-12 hours.  Enjoy!

    Iced Tea (Flash Chilled)
    Use 1TB (5 grams) of tea in a 6-8oz vessel.  Steep for 30 seconds with filtered water at 195 degrees.  Fill a martini shaker (or equivalent) with ice, then add brewed tea and shake until well-chilled (usually 10-30 seconds). Pour out through martini-shaker top over fresh ice in a new glass and serve.

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