Cinnamon Sibu Green Tea

Regular price £3.95

Pulau Sibu, or Sibu Island, is actually a clustering of several smaller islands with exotic names like Sibu Besar, Sibu Tengah and Sibu Hujung. The islands, located about 12 kilometers from Malaysia, are pristine with postcard perfect beaches and lush vegetation surrounded by the crystal clear waters of the South China Sea. The population of the islands is a spicy mix of indigenous people and Chinese, Indian and Malaysian immigrants. A visit to the island by our Master Taster many years agowas the inspiration for this blend. Decades ago the Master Taster fell in love with the place, (and rumour has it, a local woman.) He decided never to return home…until his money ran out. Heartbroken he headed back to North America determined to honor the heavenly island. Well, he’s finally done it with Sibu Cinnamon green tea. This fantastic green tea is blended with hot cinnamon to represent the fiery Sibu sun and the spicy character of his lost love. Rose petals have also been added in homage to the incredible diversity of flowering plants on the island.The base of this wonderfully smooth tea is a Sencha style green tea manufactured in Hunan Province, South Eastern China. Sencha, a Japanese style green tea, is produced by skipping the fermentation process required for black tea. Interestingly, both green and black teas can be produced from the same bushes. In green manufacture, the freshly plucked leaves are steamed or heated (to kill the enzymes that cause fermentation) immediately and then bruised by machine or hand. Next the leaf is pan-fried or sometimes basket fired - processes that give the tea its distinctive glossy look and feel. The finished tea has a dark green, needle shaped leaf and produces a pale green, yellowish liquor with a very bright cup and sweet, honey like finish. If the sky threatens rain or the temperature begins to dip, brew a steaming pot and let the hot spicy cinnamon notes transport you to the warm beaches of Sibu. 

Ingredients - Green tea, Cinnamon, Rose petals, Natural flavors.

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Flowery consists of large leaves, typically plucked in the second or third flush with an abundance of tips. Golden flowery includes very young tips or buds (usually golden in colour) that were picked early in the season. Tippy includes an abundance of tips. for more information about tea classification / grading -  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea_leaf_grading 

Grade

Description
OP
Orange Pekoe
Main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips.
OP1
More delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with a light liquor.
OPA
Bolder than OP; long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open.
OPS
Orange Pekoe Superior
Primarily from Indonesia; similar to OP.
FOP
Flowery Orange Pekoe
High-quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars, and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China.
FOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification.
GFOP
Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Higher proportion of tip than FOP. Top grade in the Milima and Marinyn regions, but uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling.
TGFOP
Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
The highest proportion of tip, and the main grade in Darjeeling and Assam.
TGFOP1
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification.
FTGFOP[a]
Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe
Highest quality grade.
FTGFOP1
STGFOP
SFTGFOP
Limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FTGFOP classification.

Type of Tea Quantity of Tea Water Temp Steeping Time
White 3-5g per cup 70c 5-6 mins
Green 3-5g per cup 75c 2-5 mins
Black 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins
Oolong 3-5g per cup 95c 5-8 mins
Pu-erh 3-5g per cup 95c 4-6 mins