|Country of Origin|
|Your heart unfolds and bares a hidden blossom. A delectable hint of peach dances through the tea.|
|Very light green.|
|Luxury green Tea, Amaranth + Jasmine blossoms.|
|Although it is not certain when it was first produced, legend has it that Longing Heart was created by an old Anhui Tea Master in an effort to soothe the yearning of his heart when making the long trek to the markets of Beijing. He took the fresh young shoots of the finest bushes of his native Huang Shan district and painstakingly tied them with Chrysanthemum petals into an ancient symbol for the human heart, a pearl within a shell. Now, when sitting around a fire on the market trail he could brew a pot of tea, watch the leaves unfold, and in his heart feel that he had never left his beloved home.|
Over the years the Master enjoyed the tea in solitude. We are pleased to offer Longing Heart as an example of one of China fine artisan teas. Visits to Anhui have shown us that in keeping with tradition only the finest Huang Shan leaf is used and tied according to ancient technique. We invite you to brew a pot today and let your mind and heart turn east towards the mystical mountains of Anhui.
Hot tea brewing method: Place one ball in your teapot (ideally clear glass for maximum visual effect), and add boiling water. (Very hot or boiling water allows the ball to open, which allows you to see the art of tea better). Infuse until the ball is fully open, usually about 5 minutes. Watch the long leaves unfurl to reveal the hidden flower treasure. Note: Do not remove the leaves after infusing, contemplate life and enjoy a rare Chinese floral Tea. If you wish to have another cup of tea, simply pour more water on the leaves and infuse for another 1-3 minutes.
Iced tea brewing method: Not generally consumed iced but if you do, (to make 1 qt) Place 3 Longing Heart pods in a heat resistant pitcher. Add 1 1/4 cups freshly boiled water. Steep 5 min. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with ice water. Add steeped tea and fill with ice water. Garnish with 1 opened Longing Heart and sweeten to taste.