Light floral notes are balanced by deep chocolate and bright, soft citrus with a rich malty sweetness. This iced tea is perfect on its own without the need for any additives or sweeteners.
It makes a beautiful accompaniment with food - where you might have served a New Zealand Riesling or a crisp Sancerre.
For the most sublime flavour, we recommend infusing in cold water overnight – which creates the most nuanced and elegant flavour by slow extraction and is completely flavour stable in the fridge for 3-4 days. The cut is fine to increase the surface area – ideal for this long, cold method.
For an iced tea to sip without anything added, like a chilled glass of wine, please use 12.5g per 1 litre of cold filtered water.
If you are looking for something stronger and adding a lot of ice (which dilutes the tea) or perhaps you are using it as a lengthener for a cocktail (on non-alcoholic drink) then please increase it to 15g or 20g per litre. As with all our tea do please experiment a little to get it exactly the way you like it.
It can also be infused hot and left to chill for a more tannic bite. (In this instance it should be used within one day).
ABODE OF CLOUDS
The best of both Assam and Darjeeling
Deep in the densely forested region of Meghalaya, India, lies the tiny Lakyrsiew tea garden.
In the local dialect Meghalaya is called "the Abode of Clouds" so we call this Cloud Tea. It lies between Assam and Darjeeling and this tea really has the best of both. Light and floral as a Darjeeling with the rich caramel and malty notes you get from the best Assam.
This tiny garden produces tea in very small amounts because their concern is always quality over volume.