We love this tea- needs a little longer to brew than cheap supermarket teabags but it’s well worth it! A really fresh, clean taste. The leaves are really big so you don’t get any nasty dust either. An all round tip top brew!
I tried this tea in a local cafe and just had to go back in to find out what it was called. Ended up buying a small tube from them and loved it so much I bought 500g online. Service was sublime with nice wee added touches (free sample and a coaster). Also appreciated the sustainability efforts with their packaging.
Great quality team and a great service
Had a cup of this tea in a Chester restaurant, it was do good I asked what it was and where they bought it. With delight I ordered some direct ftom Shibui and now have my own supply, thanks for a wonderful tea which I drink black to get the full flavour.
Glad I was able to put all packaging in my compost. Enjoy being able to make a cup a bit stronger than the factory issue tea bag.
The table below shows the approximate brewing/infusing times for the different tea types.
It assumes around a 2.5 to 3g serving but it is not an exact science so experiment to find the perfect brew time to suit you.
It is best to use freshly boiled water - so if you've got some water left in your kettle from before - pour it out and start again!
|Tea Type||Approx Brewing Time (mins)||Water Temperature|
If you don't have a fancy kettle which heats the water to different temperatures then a tip to for brewing green & white teas is to put the boiling water into the teapot or mug first and then add the tea. It will have cooled down a bit just by touching the cold teapot. That's what I do anyway...