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Plantation Secrets - Gift Pack

Ingredients - black tea

 

As rich in story as flavour - these 2 brews (Mama D's & Thieves') have been created by those closest to the tea leaves & the recipes remain as traditional as they were back in the day.

The story of Mama D's -

'In 1989, as Sri Lanka was engulfed by war & insurgence, I secretly headed out at night to pluck tea leaves as I always had. I knew of a traditional recipe, lost for more than a century.

Freshly plucked tea leaves are dried in the sunshine, pounded by hand in a stone mortar and cooked over a traditional hearth. It was a tea I could make in my own kitchen. I made the strong brew for my family to enjoy. I hope you enjoy it too.' - Mama D

The story of Thieves' Tea -

'For as long as I can remember, my grandparents would come home from a day of picking, empty their pockets and make tea. We've always called it Vangedi Pekoe or Thieves' Tea. 

We did it our own way, pounding it in our own vangedi, or moral, in a way that brought out the best in the tea. Our old managers may not have loved it, but we're happy to share with you our tea, prepared the way we've made it for generations.' - Sudumenika

The result is one of our favourite loose leaf teas that’s full of flavour and easy to drink with or without milk.

This strong loose leaf tea is a perfect special gift for the eco-conscious tea lover in your life.

 

We will make a 20% donation to Tea Leaf Trust with every gift pack sold.

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Brewing black tea

Use boiling water and brew for 3-5 minutes.

Brewing green tea

Use boiling water and brew for 2 minutes.

Brewing herbal tea

Use boiling water and brew for approx 5 minutes.

Brewing white tea

Use 80'c water and brew for approx 5 minutes.

FAQ's

Yes! Tea is known to be packed with antioxidants to boost your immune system, fight off inflammation, and even ward off cancer and heart disease. Regularly drinking tea can have a lasting impact on your wellness. 

Flavours vary from region to region, as does the caffeine content. The climate, soil, and rainfall all effect the caffeine levels in tea as it is a natural product harvested from the camellia sinensis plant. The level of caffeine in our loose leaf teas vary. Herbal tisanes such as our Pure Peppermint and Blue Lemongrass are caffeine free.

Fully fermented black tea leaves which are the basis of all breakfast teas contain the highest amount of caffeine. Green tea has less caffeine, followed by white tea which contains a minimal amount of caffeine. While you will get a caffeine hit from your pot of tea, it is significantly less than you would from coffee.

Artisinal loose leaf teas are created in smaller batches and hand-picked from single estates. We know exactly where all our tea is grown, and who grows it. We want to be sure that each bag of tea we sell is doing good for the local community where our favourite tea plantations are.

Absolutely! Tea is made to be brewed and shared and it's the perfect gift for the novice or expert tea drinker in your life. If you're unsure of what kind of tea to gift - you could choose a gift card or flick us an email and we'll help you decide! 

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