- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 2-3 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Various
- Caffeine: Medium-high
In honour of Canada's 150th birthday, we wanted to create a blend that represents our country! A blend teas, herbs and spices from every corner of the world. With a touch of maple, of course!
Black teas from India and Sri Lanka plus pu-erh and oolong from China, creating a rich, smokey, nutty, fruity and malty base. The herbs and spices (from Europe, Egypt, South America and the USA) add to the complexity of this blend, with notes of chocolate, citrus and a slight tartness from hibiscus. We add a touch of maple to allow the flavours of each ingredient to come through while at the same time working with the maple to create something beautiful and delicious.
While this tea is best served hot, it also makes a great iced tea and pairs well with whiskey or rum if you're looking to make a cocktail!
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose
Aroma: Maple, slight nutty and chocolatey notes
Infusion Aroma: Earthy, rich, smooth, maple
Infusion Color: Red
Base flavor: Maple. Chocolatey, nutty, smoky, earthy, malty notes, make this one complex and delicious blend
Infusion Strength: Medium-Strong
Have you tried Canada 150? Tell us what you think!
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Pu-Erh: A Unique Experience - by Richard Isaac
Hailing from a magical-seeming country and boasting a fascinating preparation process, Pu-Erh tea is one of the most unique ways to enjoy one of mankind’s oldest hot beverages. Even the name is special: Pu-Erh comes from a trading post that was often used to barter for such products as tea in the Imperial China.
The leaves for this tea are grown on trees in China’s Yunnan Province, a gorgeous rolling land covered with greenery, foothills, and mountains. Classically beautiful terraces provide rich earth in which luscious crops grow, waterways wind through misty mountains, and temples sit against cloud-draped vistas.
It is fitting, then, that one of China’s most innovative and unmatched teas should come from one of its most sweeping regions. The ripe discs of Pu-Erh are meant to be brewed quite differently from regular loose leaf. Instead of coming in a bag or in a container of unfettered leaves, this tea arrives pressed in a disk and all wrapped up. To make a pot, simply remove...