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Green and Jasmine Teas from Grace Tea Company


Green and Jasmine Teas


Welcome to our selection of Green and Jasmine Teas. To produce green tea, the fresh tea leaves are carefully placed on large bamboo trays and allowed to dry in the sunlight. The leaves are then placed into small hot roasting pans and quickly moved about. They are continuously rolled into balls and then re-roasted for several hours at a time. This process stops the chemical changes from occurring in the leaf by never allowing it to wither and ferment. By eliminating the fermentation process, the dry leaf retains its green color and natural composition. Green teas vary in shape and size, ranging from twisted, curled, flat, pointed, half-moon crescent and tight pellets shapes.

Our green tea offerings represent three classic examples of teas cultivated in China and Japan. The varying tea plants and methods of manufacture in these regions produce Dragonwell, Gunpowder and Sencha selections that vary in both taste and appearance.

Jasmine teas are created by repeatedly exposing the tea leaves to the sweet smelling aroma of the Jasmine flower blossoms. We use a Pouchong tea as the base for our Jasmine blend. Pouchong tea is produced in a similar manner as green teas, but is allowed to slightly oxidize before being scented with fragrant flowers.


Brewing Tips: Green tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil and then allowed to cool for just under a minute (180° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the water over the tea leaves. Green tea should be steeped for 2-3 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. When brewed, green teas yield a yellowish-green liquor in the cup. Jasmine tea should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Jasmine tea should be steeped for 3-4 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping.


Dragonwell Green Premium Long Jing
8 oz. Tin – $39.95 •
3.5 oz. Zip Top Pouch – $18.75 •
1.5 oz. Tin – $10.50 •
1 oz. Cupping Taster$$4.50 •
 
8 oz. Refill – $37.95 •
Once only reserved for Emperors, our premium grade Dragonwell is considered one of China’s Ten Famous Teas. Also know as Long Jing, this tea is hand picked and pan-fired with great skill in the remarkable Hangzhou tea region. Rarely available outside of China, its tender, flat greenish-yellow leaves resemble small pointed swords. When brewed, Dragonwell produces a soft, rich and toasty cup with a deep, chestnut-like aroma. The vibrant straw-colored liquor is a treat that you will want to savor with every sip.
Flowery Jasmine Before The Rain
8 oz. Tin – $16.75 •
3.5 oz. Zip Top Pouch $$9.20 •
2 oz. Tin$$7.10 •
1 oz. Cupping Taster$$2.00 •
 
8 oz. Refill – $14.75 •
Each year we carefully select our Jasmine base tea from the finest pouchong teas available from China. These leaves have been picked at their flavor peak in the spring, traditionally before the rain and the period of fastest growth. Our selection is then held with the utmost of care until summer, when the most remarkable Jasmine flowers are available for blending. It is indeed a tea of teas- fine, delicate and aromatic. We suggest that Jasmine be served in the afternoon and at special occasions, when its particular virtues can be best appreciated.
Gunpowder Pearl Pinhead Green
8 oz. Tin – $15.95 •
3.5 oz. Zip Top Pouch $$8.65 •
2 oz. Tin$$6.95 •
1 oz. Cupping Taster$$2.00 •
 
8 oz. Refill – $13.95 •
Known in China as “Pearl Tea”, this green tea derives its name from the little, tight, hand-rolled pellets that resemble gunpowder of eras passed. When brewed, this pinhead Gunpowder Green brews a clear amber liquor with a tint of green. It yields a light fragrance with a clean and vaguely sweet taste. A lovely tea for contemplation and reflection, these tender leaves unfold magnificently when brewed.
Huangshan Mao Feng Anhui Select Green
4 oz. Tin – $20.00 •
2 oz. Zip Top Pouch – $10.25 •
1 oz. Cupping Taster$$5.00 •
 
4 oz. Refill – $18.00 •
One of China’s most famous green teas, this offering is a seasonal selection grown in the high altitude mists of the unique Huangshan Mountain Range. This selection is picked in the early Spring before China’s Qingming Festival. When picking the tea, only the new tea buds and the leaf next to the bud are picked. It is said by local tea farmers that the leaves resemble orchid buds. Roughly translated as “Yellow Mountain Fur Peak”, this
tea is easily recognizable by the silvery downy hairs that cover the leaves’ sharp, pointed tips. When brewed, this tea produces a remarkably smooth and elegant cup.
Japanese Sencha Kyoto Estate Green
8 oz. Tin – $23.95 •
3.5 oz. Zip Top Pouch – $12.25 •
2 oz. Tin$$8.75 •
1 oz. Cupping Taster$$3.00 •
 
8 oz. Refill – $21.95 •
Our Japanese Sencha Green tea selection is one of Japan’s highly regarded teas. Its bright green flat leaves are hand picked early in the season at estates located in the Kyoto growing region. The select leaves are then steamed and oven-fired to create this style of Japanese green tea. These methods of production leave the Sencha leaves with an enhanced green color and high vitamin C content. When brewed, it produces a fresh, slightly vegetal aroma and a cup that is light golden-yellow in appearance.
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Grace Tea Company
14-A Craig Road, Acton, Massachusetts 01720 USA
Phone: (978) 635-9500 • Fax: (978) 635-9701


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