Country of Origin: Brazil
Region: Southern Brazil - state of Parana and Mato Grosso
Shipping Port: Porto Alegre
Altitude: below 1000 feet
Cup Characteristics: Greenish and vegetative
Infusion: Tending light and yellowish
Organic Credentials: Green Hill Tea Corp
Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc.
Certificate #: 150 - 2008
Hot tea brewing method: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz water in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).Add milk and sugar to taste. . Use of lemon or mint is acceptable.
Iced tea brewing method (Individual Serving): Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea, Using filtered or freshly drawn cold water, boil and pour 6-7oz per serving over the tea. Cover and let steep for 5 minutes. Add hot tea to a 12oz/375ml acrylic glass filled with ice, straining the tea or removing the bags. Not all of the tea will fit, allowing for approximately an additional ½ serving. Sweeten and/or add lemon to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to increase the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted. . Use of lemon or mint is acceptable. (Note: Some luxury quality teas may turn cloudy when poured over ice. This is a sign of luxury quality and nothing to worry about!)