Our loose leaf green tea is a fine example of a smooth and delicate Chinese green tea. Blended from high quality leaf-and-tip tea – delicately harvested and gently processed – it brews into a subtly coloured infusion with warm grassy aromas and a soothing, sweetly toasted character.
Our Tea Masters select Chun Mee leaf tea to create this blend. Chun Mee translates as ‘precious eyebrow’, as seen in the curled appearance of the gently rolled dried leaves. We source our Chun Mee from the Yellow Mountains of Eastern China, an area famed for its small tea bushes and minimal leaf processing. This comes through in the tea’s soft, nutty flavour and sweet notes of toasted grass. At Ahmad Tea we believe in letting quality tea speak for itself, and this exquisite blend has plenty to say. It’s a premium, 100% natural leaf tea, with nothing added or taken away. Naturally high in antioxidants and other nutrients, this tea makes a wonderful cuppa on many levels.
You’ll find 100 grams (g) of Loose Leaf Green Tea presented in this pretty metal tea caddy. The loose leaf tea comes foil-sealed inside the caddy to ensure freshness. Not only are decorative tea caddies the perfect way to store and preserve teas, they help celebrate the long-established tea making ceremony too. This design is decorated with Canaletto’s painting ‘Old Horse Guards and the Banqueting Hall, Whitehall from St James Park’ – the perfect gift for sophisticated tea lovers.
We recommend brewing our green tea in hot water around at 80 to 85°C. This ensures the natural goodness of the tea is preserved, without any bitterness being drawn out. Simply pour freshly boiled water into your cup or pot and leave it for two to three minutes before adding the tea, or use a kettle with variable temperature setting.
The tea infuses into a bright, golden-green liquor, with a distinctive aroma of sun-dried summer grass. It’s a deliciously mellow brew, perfect for instilling a little calm and balance. Drink it throughout the day without milk, whenever you feel the need for a cleansing, revitalising pick-me-up. You can even serve it iced for a light, refreshing serve on sunnier days. Simply steep the leaves (with a little sugar to taste) then dilute with chilled water. Add ice and a slice of lemon to enhance the fresh flavours.
Origin*: China’s Jiangxi, Anhui and Zhejiang provinces - known as the ‘Golden Triangle’*Please note, subject to change due to seasonal variations.
Each and every morning, my favourite cup of tea would be English Breakfast. It’s strong, it’s coloury, it’s got a wonderful nutty flavour that I really do enjoy, and it takes the milk well.William Manning, Senior Tea Taster
In the UK Head Office we taste over 500 cups of tea every day, to search for the best quality teas available from around the world.Dominic Marriot, Tea Taster
Later on in the afternoon I might try something like a Darjeeling that has the muscatel flavour, or maybe even a high-grown Ceylon, but definitely my favourite brew, and the one that I drink the most of, is English Breakfast.William Manning , Senior Tea Taster