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    red teasUnbeknownst to most people there are significant Red Tea health benefits. Until recently scientists have focused on Green Tea, but now they are branching out into different types of Chinese Teas and are finding many startling results. The reason Red Teas were ignored until recently that it was thought that the fermentation process in the production reduces the health benefits significantly. It has been found in recent studies that compounds such as Theaflavins and Thearubigens provide many health benefits thought to exist only in Green Teas.

     
     
     

    Wuyi Jin Jun Mei Red Tea

    Red Tea Tampa

    Description: Jin Junmei is very rare and unique. Made from the bud only of a wild tea tree located on a 1,500-meter-high mountain in the Wuyi Nature Reserve, this tea is harvested just before the Qingming Festival. One worker can pick 2,000 buds a day, but to produce 500 grams of tea requires harvesting 60,000 to 80,000 buds – very labor intensive! The real Jin Junmei can only be found in Tongmu village, which produces a total of 2,500 kilograms per year. There is no doubt that Jin Junmei is a super red tea. Created in 2005 by Master Liang Junde, the tea is processed using a method similar to that used to produce Lapsang Souchong, but without smoke braising. Characterized by small tender leaves, when brewed, Jin Junmei is very beautiful – clear and golden yellow with an amazing floral fruity Harney taste.

     

    Price: $ 12.99 / 2oz. Bag

     

     

    Organic Osmanthus Red Tea

    Red Tea - Dark Osmanthus

    Description: A traditional Chinese blend of Red tea scented with Osmanthus blossoms. Sweet osmanthus is especially valued as an additive for tea and other beverages in the Far East. The Chinese discovered that the Osmanthus can be used to enhance the natural fruitiness of some of their finest green and Red teas. The result is similar to fine jasmine tea but lighter and much fruitier. The leaves from the osmanthus are sometimes mixed in with partially fermented green tea to produce a lovely aromatic tea. Osmanthus flowers used to scent tea are known as Kwei Hwa .

     

    A scented tea is made by adding into Red tea a small amount of dried flowers of Osmanthus. The jar with this mix should be sealed for a few weeks, and then used for brew. Osmanthus blossom scented tea with fresh flower petals has an unforgettable scent that can just draw you into feeling a bit drunk. Small creamy-white flowers of this delightful legendary plant from South China fill the air with a rare perfume that surrounds you and penetrates deep into your heart, bringing a touch of floral mystery. The allure of tea made with Osmanthus blossoms is perfect for those times when you want something seductive yet satisfying.

     
    Brewing Guide: One teaspoon per person, be brewed for three to four minutes. This tea has a light refreshing taste. It can be used to make iced tea.

     

    Price: $ 12.39 / 2oz. Bag

     

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