Five Mountains Tea – Heirloom Organic Teas

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GREEN

Sencha1a

Zairai Sencha | The original cultivar used for Japan’s classic pan-fired tea (sen cha)
Profile Notes of orchid, minerals & green sprouts, Sen’cha (pan-fired tea). Signature Umami(savory) flavor from high amino acid content.
Process Sustainably harvested leaves > steaming > pan-fired > forming > drying.
Attributes High amino acid and theanine content. Single origin, garden direct, heirloom cultivar.
Preparation 1 Tbs. per 8 oz, DO NOT USE BOILING WATER, This tea requires water under a boil, 170˚ F, 3-4 min. For iced tea, steep tea strongly, allow to cool, pour over ice
Region Shizuoka, Japan. 500 m. elev., 23˚N, 120˚E
Garden Kawane Mountain garden est. 1327

JADE

HighMountainJadeteawulonglilyjinxuan1Spring Jade | Organic Jade hybrid sub-cultivar Golden Lily (Jin Xuan) | signature creme w/ notes of melon & spring flowers

Profile Signature creaminess, notes of honey dew, fresh lilac with spring aromas
Process Sustainably harvested leaves > sun withered > > indoor withering (20-25% oxidized) > rolling > drying > compressing > fired. Note: This tea is NOT made with the artificial scenting that is common in this mass production of this cultivar.
Attributes Medium caffeine, energizing, increases metabolism and immunity. Single origin, garden direct, high mountain (alpine).
Preparation 1-2 tsp per 8 oz, DO NOT USE BOILING WATER, This tea requires water slightly under a boil,195˚ F, 3-4 min. For iced tea, steep tea strongly, allow to cool, pour over ice
Region 1,200 to 1,400 metres (3,960–4,620 ft) elev, 30˚ N. Lat., Mae Salong, Kingdom of Siam, Thailand
Garden Peaceful (Tik Hiri) Gardens, ancient tea area of local Akha, Yao, Karen, Hmong & Chinese tea masters.

RED

RubySunriseleaf1aHeirloom Ruby | Heirloom organic Yun’Hong tea | Vibrant malty sweetness, vanilla accents & ripe tannins. | aka Dian Hong

Profile Vibrant full bodied, food friendly tea w/ a malty sweetness, vanilla accents & ripe tannins.
Process Sustainably harvested leaves > withered indoors > lightly rolled > fully oxidized > re-rolled > re-withered > fully dried
Attributes Higher caffeine, increases vitality and awareness, increases metabolism*, reduces high cholesterol, Certified organic, sustainably harvested, single origin, garden direct.Lan’Xang tea species are higher in polyphenol content by 5-7%,catechin 30-60% and water-soluble substances 3-5%
Preparation 1 Tbs per 8 oz, 212˚ F, 5-7 min. For iced tea, steep tea strongly, allow to cool, pour over ice
Region The largest concentration of the oldest wild tea trees in the world, in virtual tea forests in the Lan Xang Biodiverse Rainforest. Known as Thousands Acres Ancient Tea Trees. Red mineral rich soil, fog laden 5,000 ft. + elev., 22˚ N. Lat.
Garden The Pure Step ecological tea gardens were established around 696 AD from 4,000+ year old wild harvested ancient tea arbors in the heart of East Asia’s most rich and biodiverse rain-forests known locally as Lan Xang (Million Elephant)

GrandQimen1aGrand Crimson | Heirloom, 100% organic Zhu Yu tea varietal | notes of pine, plum, dried black rose | aka Keemun

Profile Rich with notes of dried black rose, Lakota tobacco, dragon-eye fruit & bay leaf
Process Sustainably harvested leaves > withered indoors > lightly rolled > fully oxidized (70-100%) > re-rolled > re-withered > fully dried
Attributes Higher caffeine, Aids weight loss, digestion, cleansing, eliminates alcohol toxins. reduces high cholesterol*. Certified organic, sustainably harvested, single origin, garden direct
Preparation 1-2 tsp per 8 oz, 212˚ F, 5-7 min. For iced tea, steep tea strongly, allow to cool, pour over ice
Region Qí’Mén County, Shitai, Guniujiang National Nature Reserve

IMG2190a1Bergamot Black | Organic black tea varietal blended with bitter orange | citral notes over velvety dark taut leaves | aka Earl Grey

Profile Robust, rich Crimson black tea with fragrant citral notes
Process Sustainably harvested leaves > withered indoors > lightly rolled > fully oxidized > re-rolled > re-withered > scented > fully dried
Attributes Higher caffeine, increases vitality and awareness, increases metabolism*, reduces high cholesterol, Certified organic, sustainably harvested, single origin, garden direct.
Preparation 1 Tbs per 8 oz, 212˚ F, 5-7 min. For iced tea, steep tea strongly, allow to cool, pour over ice
Region Qi’Men county, Anhui. Virgin Forest, dense fog. 1,700 ft elev. 29˚ N, 117˚ E
Garden Qi”Men Virgin Forest Preserve

TISANE

PacificPeppermint1a1Pacific Peppermint |Organic young downy leaf sets | Fresh, cooling, sweet, vibrant

Profile Fresh, cooling, sweet, vibrant
Process Sustainably harvested > cut > dried
Attributes Non-caffeinated, cooling, soothing, aids digestion
Preparation 1-2 tsp. per 8 oz. Water: 205-212°F. Steep 4-5 min. Use filtered or spring water. For Iced Tea. Steep tea well. Allow to cool. Pour over ice.
Region The Cascade Mountain valleys of Washington, moist rich soil, heavy fog

GoldenChamomile1aNile Valley Chamomile | Heirloom organic whole flowers, Egyptian source varietal | Fragrant notes of fresh cut apple, melon

Profile Fragrant notes of fresh cut apple, melon
Process Hand harvested full flower > shade dried 6-7 days.
Attributes Non-caffeinated, soothing, calming essential amino acid (tryptophan)
Preparation 1 Tbs. per 8 oz. Water: 212°F Steep 4-5 min. Use filtered or spring water. For Iced Tea. Steep tea well. Allow to cool. Pour over ice.
Region Source origin of chamomile flowers, the Western Saharan oasis along the Nile River in the heart of Egypt. Herbs have been planted in this region since the Pharoanic ages. The finest are from Asyut.
Garden ‘Oasis’ Asyut Fields. sandy, well-drained soil with a pH of 7.0-7.5 and lots of sun
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