Shanghai Chai Loose Tea
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This intriguing green tea variety of a classic black chai transports you straight to the tea houses of old Shanghai. The subtle nuttiness of the fired green tea works wonders with warm spices of cinnamon, cardamom and cloves, while sweet spearmint and invigorating ginger make for a refreshing finish. There's even a twist of black pepper in the finish. Yum cha, as the Chinese say.
25% Cardamom, 20% Green Tea, 20% Cinnamon, 15% Spearmint, 10% Ginger, 5% Cloves, Black Pepper
Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
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Warming oriental spices
With a fruit salad for the ultimate detox experience!
We’ve given our Shanghai Chai the number 84, in reference to the famous Huxinting Teahouse in Shanghai, first built in 1784.
Brew the Perfect cup
1 teaspoon (2g)
80 degrees / 200ml water
The origins of tea lie in China: legend has it that it was discovered when a few leaves fell into the mythical emperor Shennong's cup of hot water. Today China produces thousands of different varieties ranging from black and green tea to more unusual teas, like puerh or yellow tea.
Green tea's fresh, verdant taste is down to its processing: the leaves are heated shortly after picking, stopping the oxidation process that would eventually turn them into black tea. Some of the best green teas are found in Japan and China, where the techniques of firing or steaming the leaves have been perfected over many centuries. Find out more about green tea here.