arya tara white tea silver needle time

As some sun peeks through the grey….

time for Arya Tara White Tea Silver Tips, 3 steeps @ 75 deg. for 2 mins ….

all 3 superb as the needles slowly opened and gently gave up their delicate joys…

So begin your own tea experiments and enter the wonderful world of taste, experience and learning…!

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the hairy beauty of silver needles close up

the hairy beauty of silver needles close up

pot warmed, cup warming and a nice small handful into the glass pot...all the better to see you with...

pot warmed, cup warming and a nice small handful into the glass pot…all the better to see you with…

steep #1- 75 deg, 2 mins, the tea opens revealing the green lustre

steep #1- 75 deg, 2 mins, the tea opens revealing the green lustre

steep #2- another 2 as the golden brews continue and this regal tea slowly gives up its secrets

steep #2- another 2 as the golden brews continue and this regal tea slowly gives up its secrets

steep #3- last for this session in the tea lab, 2 more mins at approx 75-80 deg. and still full of flavour

steep #3- last for this session in the tea lab, 2 more mins at approx 75-80 deg. and still full of flavour

a final look...how many more steeps would be possible with a little more tea, slightly cooler water or shorter steep times...? may the experiments continue!

a final look…how many more steeps would be possible with a little more tea, slightly cooler water or shorter steep times…? may the experiments continue!

 silver tips after 2 more steeps (90 & 100 deg), still showing the beautiful form of the delicate young buds at harvest

silver tips after 2 more steeps (90 & 100 deg), still showing the beautiful form of the delicate young buds at harvest

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New to The Tea Catcher Quiver

“A man without tea in him is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.”

Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea (1906)

Gaiwan and tasting cup

Tasting cup and Gaiwan

One of a new pair of Japanese Gaiwan; great for making Green, White and Oolong Teas.

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contact stu– theteacatcher@gmail.com

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Arya Tara White Tea Silver Tips

Arya Tara White Tea Silver Tips arya tara white tea silver tips

Hand made from the tenderest tips of the tea plant harvested in the Sri-Antu Illam area, Nepal; with 50-60 kgs of fresh leaf needed to obtain 1kg of dry tea….! The tea is hand sorted with the greatest care then processed in the Yin Zhen (silver needles) style. Being a Himalayan Tea however it differs from the classic silver needle style by retaining many of the high mountain Himalayan Tea characteristics including a brightness and sharpness (briskness), with a crystalline purity.

As a white style tea it is 100% withered with many silver hairs on the long curled leaf and zero fermentation.

This exceptional tea has a wonderful bright, light, yellow green colour in the brew, with an extremely pleasant flowery aroma, and herbal notes to taste, with a fine and noble aftertaste.

preparation
1.as black tea- 2g per 100ml, 100 deg. C for 3-5 minutes.

2.gonfucha style-4-5 g per 200ml, 85 deg.C for 2 minutes increasing temperature each successive brew (90 deg, 2 min, 95…etc this method will produce more of the deeper notes to be released.) up to 4-5 brews possible.

50g-$14, 100g-$26

buy now at the new facebook shop…!

for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

contact stu-

theteacatcher@gmail.com

the teas are in….!

the teas are in....!

The first shipment is in….!

read the posts below for info on some of the finest teas from Nepal and Darjeeling….white, green, golden, silver, masala and black including:

organic guranse FF SFTGFOP
organic guranse FF handrolled SFTGFOP
golden tips himalayan shangrilla SFTGFOP
kuwapani autumn flush kp-45 SFTGFOP
darjeeling jungapana handrolled wonder tea SFTGFOP
darjeeling puttabong kakra muscatel SF SFTGFOP
earl grey SFTGFOP

check them out, like, tell friends, family and acquaintances…

or buy now at the new facebook shop…!

And remember if you need approximately 2 grams of tea for a cup that is 25 cups/50g, 50 cups/100g…..very little to pay for these qualities of tea…(especially with discounts for orders over 500g)

So move on from the jitter of coffee and the stewed spinach of a tea bag and into the wonder and variety of the tea family and all its incredible variations….. enjoy….!

for more info re. post, delivery, etc please contact me direct at – theteacatcher@gmail.com

cheers, stu