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Benifuki

New Mexico Tea Company
  • Spoon 1 tsp Per Cup
  • Kettle 175-190°F
  • Timer 1-3 Min
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Hot Tea Brewing Instructions:

Bring spring or filtered drinking water to 175-190°F in a kettle. Add 1 tsp of tea leafs to a cup. Always pour boiling water over tea leafs and let steep 1-3 minutes.

Any of these variables can be changed to suit your particular palate, so experiment! Many teas can be steeped multiple times (especially green, white, and oolong). When steeping a tea multiple times increase the length of steep time slightly with each successive infusion.

Iced Tea Brewing Instructions:

1) Hot water method: For 1 gallon of iced tea, bring half a gallon of filtered water to boil in a pot. Turn off heat, and add 3 tablespoons (1 oz of tea), let steep for 1-3 minutes. Strain the tea into the other half gallon of cool water and refrigerate. If you want to serve immediately, you can pour the concentrate over ice to cool and dilute, then pour over ice again.

2) Sun tea: use a glass container and add 1 tsp of loose tea of each cup of water directly into the jug. Then set in the sun for a few hours, tasting occasionally to get the desired strength.

3) Cold brew: The slow cold-water-steeping method extracts natural sweetness and flavor from the tea leaf. It lessens the bitterness and tangy-ness produced by tannic acid so your tea tastes smooth and mild. Add 1 tsp of tea per cup of cold water and put in the refrigerator. When the water is chilled, your tea will be ready!

Other Brewing Suggestions

Infuse a tablespoon of leaves in a small pot for just about a minute. The tea is then re-infused and served 2 or 3 more times. Each infusion yields a different liquor and experience from the proceeding cup.

Price: $6.50

Amount
1oz$6.50
2oz$13.00
4oz(20% off)$20.80
8oz(35% off)$33.80
16oz(45% off)$57.20
Packaging Options
Gift Tin w/ Label$4.00Holds approx. 4oz. of this tea.
Extra Label$.50For your own tin (3.75" x 2.4")
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Label Art

The Land of the Rising Sun, traditionally bound to green teas, has recently been developing a noticeable trend towards fermented teas. Black teas from, for example, Darjeeling or Sri Lanka are gaining in popularity. For this reason, local tea companies are now trying their hand at producing black teas and are reaping success, as shown by this organically grown Benifuki! The base of this tea is a hybrid grown from the Thea Assamica and Sinensis shrubs, which was developed in 1965 in the Kagoshima prefecture. The leaf has a flatly worked, rough, deep black appearance, a reddish golden cup colour and the taste profile presents a full body with a decent sweetness leaving a nuance of ripe plums as an aftertaste.

Origin:

Japan

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