Crested Crane White Tea

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • Developed by innovative tea makers in the highlands west of Kenya’s Great Rift Valley, Crested Crane is an exquisite Pai Mu Tan style tea that pays homage to its namesake but does not have the typical white tea flavor profile. Instead the tea noticeably has more body on each sip more like a smooth blend of black tea and green tea. The tea is produced by plucking leaves on rain-free days, taking care to avoid any purple buds, partially opened leaves, insect damaged leaves, wind damaged leaves or stems that are either too long or too short. Once plucked, the leaves are gently withered until they are slightly green in color - and that’s that. A fabulous tea from the Tuscany of tea - Kenya.

  • Origin:   Kericho Region Kenya 

    Grade:  Crested Crane Extra Special

    Altitude: 5500 – 6500 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type: Non fermented, Orthodox, Naturally withered and dried, Small batch crafted, Hand sorted.

    Characteristics: Known for its black teas, Kenyan whites offer layers of malty Kenyan pedigree with peachy white notes. The cup is amber with golden green highlights. Very high in polyphenols.

  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.

    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher

  • Caffeine Level ~ LOW


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