Brand new 2011 batch. Best yet.
Dive in to the Eagle's Nest! Nestled high above the fertile valleys of Sri Lanka, lies the Idulgashinna Estate, the world's first certified organic tea garden. This designer tea, acquired by Zhi, has all the hallmarks of a world class tea. And indeed it is.
Reminiscent of a top-quality second flush Darjeeling, with a distinct muscatel flavor, Eagle Nest is a sweet, malty delight that reveals its deep character over several steepings. We are proud to offer this superb tea from this renowned estate.
USDA Organic and Fair Trade Certified
2.4 oz Tin - $18.50 - 34 Servings - 54¢ per cup
4.0 oz Refill Pouch - $26.00 - 56 Servings - 46¢ per cup
Water: 200°F | Leaves: 1.5 -2 teaspoons per 6 ounce cup | Infusion Time: 3-4 minutes
Basic Steeping Tips
- Use filtered or spring water, whenever possible
- Don’t overboil water
- Remove leaves after recommended time (adjust to taste)
- If you want stronger tea, use more leaves instead of steeping for a longer time
Leaves can be resteeped 2-3 times resulting in various flavor differences. Don’t throw out those leaves until they have given it all up!
Polyphenol in oolong tea is effective in controlling weight. It activates the enzyme that is responsible for dissolving triglycerides. Studies have confirmed that a 2-3 cup per day intake of oolong tea contributes to enhancing the function of fat metabolism and controlling obesity.
The history of tea in China is long and complex. The Chinese have enjoyed tea for millennia. Scholars hailed the brew as a cure for a variety of ailments; the nobility considered the consumption of good tea as a mark of their status, and the common people simply enjoyed its flavor.
Tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737 BC. It is said that the emperor liked his drinking water boiled before he drank it so it would be clean, so that is what his servants did. One day, on a trip to a distant region, he and his army stopped to rest. A servant began boiling water for him to drink, and a dead leaf from the wild tea bush fell into the water. It turned a brownish color, but it was unnoticed and presented to the emperor anyway. The emperor drank it and found it very refreshing, and cha (tea) was born.