Tea from Gottlieber
- The gunpowder green tea «Buddha's Darling» comes from the Chinese province of Zheijang. It comes in the shape of rolled leaves that develop a powerful aroma with a vibrant character in the cup.
- White tea is one of the most expensive tea varieties in the world. Gottlieber's «Miraculous Wellbeing Tea» is flavoured with red peppercorns and therefore has a slightly piquant flavour.
- In contrast, the «Fruit Revolution» tea mix (apple slices, hibiscus, orange peel, rose hips, sunflower blossom, peach and vanilla) is more aromatic and offers a unique taste sensation.
- In the case of black tea, the tea leaves, which are picked by hand, are left to wilt and are then rolled, fermented and dried. In comparison with the other tea types, black tea has the highest caffeine content.
- In the case of green tea, the tea leaves, which are picked by hand, are left to wilt and are then heated (roasted or steamed) rolled and dried. Green tea contains caffeine. However, this can vary enormously depending on the variety.
- In the case of white tea, the unopened buds, which are picked by hand, as well as the two finest tea leaves are gently wilted in the sunshine and then dried. White tea does contain caffeine, but considerably less than the other tea varieties.
Happiness is a Cup of Tea
- Wash the mint, reserve 6 leaves.
- Measure the gunpowder into a teapot (with a strainer insert if possible).
- Boil the water and pour approx. 2 full glasses over the gunpowder and immediately tip away.
- Place the mint sprigs in the teapot; pour the remaining water, which is no longer boiling, over the gunpowder and mint. The mint has to be fully covered with hot water otherwise it will burn and become bitter.
- Add the sugar cubes, place the teapot on a small stove (stand with tea light to keep the tea warm).
- Leave the tea to brew for a maximum of 3 minutes.
- Fill one of the tea glasses with tea, holding the teapot as high as possible so that the stream of tea passes through the air. Pour the tea back into the teapot and repeat two or three times so that the flavour can develop fully.
- Divide the reserved mint leaves between the glasses, pour the tea over them and enjoy this delicious drink whilst it is still hot.