- Serving Size: 2.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: °C
- Steeping Time: mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: China
The least processed variety of tea, white teas are delicate, floral and slightly grassy. We used white teas in this blend to give you a clean and bright kombucha with a slightly floral and fruity undertone. BRIGHT will pair well with floral flavours (lavender, rose, etc), herbs (rosemary, basil, mint), citrus fruits, pears, ginger and probably anything else you want to test out. It’s a great base, but stronger flavours may overwhelm the subtlety of the kombucha
Combine the following to make a 1 gallon batch of kombucha!
• 1 gallon (4 litres) clean, purified water
• 2 tablespoons loose tea
• 1 cup pure cane sugar
• 1 SCOBY
• 1-2 cups starter liquid
• 1-gallon wide-mouth glass jar
• Tea towel (or breathable fabric) and rubber band
Infuse tea in hot water (BOLD and BURNT can be infused in boiling water for 4-5 minutes. BRIGHT and BARE should only be infused in hot water, about 75-80°C for 3-4 minutes).
Remove tea leaves, stir in sugar and allow to cool. Only put your SCOBY in room temperature tea Note: to cool down faster, infuse your tea in 1 litre of hot or boiling water, then add the remaining 3 litres of cold water after stirring in sugar.
Pour your sweet tea into your wide-mouth jar, add the starter liquid and place in the SCOBY. Cover with a tea towel or cloth and secure with a rubber band.
Place the container in a warm, ventilated area out of direct sunlight for 7-10 days. After 5 days, taste your brew and continue to ferment if desired. Some find that allowing it to sit for up to 20 days works, but keep in mind that the longer it sits, the more vinegary it will taste.
You can enjoy right away, or bottle for a second fermentation, this is where it really starts to fizz! You can also add fruits, teas, herbs, spices, or any other organic plant-based ingredients to get your favourite flavour combinations.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose Leaf
Base flavor: Floral
Have you tried Bright? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
What is White Tea? - by Safiya Motala
There are different varieties of tea available, but do you know what each one is? In this blog series, we will explore a different type of tea in depth. White tea is the least processed of all tea varieties, so we will start here.
All tea comes from the same plant, Camellia sinensis. Within Camellia sinensis, there are two different varieties, sinensis and assamica. Assamica is typically found in the Assam region of India, and sinensis is found in most other parts of the world where tea is grown.
So what makes tea white? Actually, very little. White tea is the closest you can get to a freshly picked leaf. It is basically a tea leaf that is dried and not processed at all.
Let us take a more in-depth look at this variety of tea.
Most white tea comes from China, although more and more tea growing regions are beginning to produce white teas. The two most popular white teas from China are