- Serving Size: 2.8g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 78°C
- Steeping Time: 2 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Sri Lanka
- Caffeine: Medium Light
Ceylon Rainforest Green
Our Ceylon Rainforest Green is very similar in leaf style to our classic Ceylon Forest Green, but greener in flavour and aroma. It has a full body with a lively vegetal character which tends towards a japanese green tea, but considerably more mellow and smooth, with the serene and uplifting qualities of Ceylon teas.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Leaf
Infusion Aroma: Grassy, earthy
Infusion Color: Light amber
Base flavor: Light, earthy, grassy, vegetal
Infusion Strength: Medium-Light
Have you tried Ceylon Rainforest Green? Tell us what you think!
I already reviewed this tea, as I do love it, but I have lately compared it to the Darjeeling Green and have to say the difference in the leaf brings it out on top. This has large leaves, maybe that’s what I prefer!
Submitted by elliekennard
I gave this tea as a gift to a friend. He said it was one of the purest teas he had
Submitted by Marrello
An awesome green tea, no bitter taste and a fresh flavour of the Ceylon Forest.
Submitted by Kalaane
I love this green tea. It has a light yet distinctive flavour. I like to brew my green tea up to 3 times from the same teaspoon of leaves, so that the caffeine is gradually reduced through the day. This tea handles that very nicely, retaining flavour and aroma. The colour is delicate and clear.
Submitted by elliekennard
This is my go-to green tea for mornings!! Love the freshness and flavor.
Submitted by EHillier
Submitted by John101010
Really nice green tea. Great with a little bit of honey.
Submitted by MJay22
From the Shanti Tea Canada Blog
Health Benefits of Green Tea - by Shanti Tea
By now almost everyone is aware that green tea is good for your health – but why? Actually, there are health benefits to all teas, but green tea, white tea and lightly oxidized oolongs have more health promoting compounds within them than black tea. The more oxidized the tea leaf, the less antioxidants are present. If you are not a fan of the taste of green tea, but would still like to gain the health benefits associated with drinking tea, then a white tea might be more to your taste, or perhaps a green oolong like Iron Goddess.
Health Benefits of Green tea: EGCG
Epigallocathechin-Gallate is an antioxidant found in all teas, however the heavy oxidation of black teas damages a these catechin compounds. Actually, the oxidation...
How to steep green tea properly - by Shanti Tea
In our workshops we come across a lot of people who didn’t previously realize that steeping time and water temperature affect the taste of tea drastically. Just a difference of 15 seconds, or a temperature variance of as little as 2 degrees can make the difference between an exquisite cup of tea and an awfully bitter tea experience.
Green tea, White Tea, and Oolong Tea
Using boiling water to steep tea only works well for black teas and herbal ‘teas’. For green, white, and oolong teas, boiling water can burn the tea leaves and make the tea very bitter. Generally there is a range between 75C and 85C for green, white, and oolong teas (see our specific tea product pages for temperature guidelines), but of course most people do not have a thermometer ready to measure water temperature; instead, they will simply wait for the kettle to whistle, then pour water onto the leaves. Again, this is fine for black teas and herbal teas, but there are a few tricks you can use to make sure that your water is closer to the appropriate temperature for your tea.