An excellent gentle yet flavoursome tea, good for the afternoon.
Both teas are lovely. Thank you so much for sending both deliveries so promptly ( we received them the next day) . Your service and products are excellent. Thank you .
great tea and great service
The tea arrived quickly and was very well packed.
It has a delicious light flavour. Really lovely.
Thank you so much .
The Silver Needle tea is absolutely luxurious. It's as fresh as can be when delivered in the freshpak (arrived so soon too!) and does really provide a second delicious brew as the directions advise. It is my afternoon treat and brightens up the dreary winter outlook. I have also broken out the Oolong I ordered and cannot fault the freshness and aroma. The Chamomile (for my sister) was also brilliantly packaged in the cardboard cannister. Shibui is my new "go to" tea shop!
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...