Artisanal Tea Selection
Helena from HB teas is on a mission to find & import some of the best artisanal teas from small producers worldwide to Gozo. Aren't we lucky?!
We are currently stocking 4 of her teas, two green teas from Miu prefecture in Japan, one herbal tea - Kuko - Goji berry leaves from China, and one rooibos red super grade from South Africa.
All the tea leaves are from the harvest of year 2021, execept the Kuko herbal tea which is from 2020.
Sencha is the most popular tea in Japan, representing about 80 percent of the tea produced in Japan. In terms of taste, sencha green tea has an uplifting and refreshing taste to it. Great tea for breakfast to start the day.
Genmaicha (玄米茶, "brown rice tea") is sometimes referred to colloquially as "popcorn tea" or "people's tea". The sugar and starch from the rice cause the tea to have a warm, full, nutty flavour. It is considered easy to drink and to make the stomach feel better. Its flavour is mild and combines the fresh grassy flavour of green tea with the aroma of the roasted rice.
Chinese "Kuko" Tea is an all natural herbal tea made from Goji berry leaves. The Goji Leaf tea is a yellow-green coloured tea that has a pleasant mild organic taste and is rich in phytonutrients, most notably phenolic compounds and flavonoids.
Rooibos is said to gain its rich mahogany colour from the fresh mountain air and the hot African sun. Rooibos became popular because of its delicate flavour and numerous health benefits, often compared to those of real tea. However, rooibos is completely caffeine free, and suitable for drinking at any time of the day or night. Flavour wise it has a light, earthy, recognizable taste with natural sweetness.
Format: all teas come in a sealable paper pouch.
Storage/Best Before Guidelines: all teas are to be kept sealed and stored in a dry and dark place.
How to serve: you will find the instructions for each tea on the pouch ;)
Note: You can steep the green teas 2 to 4 times and still retain their best features. Japanese green tea leaves actually have a stronger flavour the 2nd or 3rd time round