- Serving Size: 1.5g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 85°C
- Steeping Time: 3-Feb mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Various
- Caffeine: Low (white tea)
A treat for everyone this Mother's Day, sweet, floral with hints of wine and berries, this tea is sure to be a hit!
Story, Folklore, History...
The many lives of Mamma Mia!
The phrase ‘Mamma Mia’ has popped up quite a bit in popular culture: once as a 2008 American-British musical/romantic comedy film, again as a stage musical written by British playwright Catherine Johnson, and also as a song from ABBA. But in Italian, Mamma mia literally means “my mother”, and is an exclamation used in situations of surprise or anguish. In our case, we’ve adopted this phrase to mean “Wow, what an awesome tea!”.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Aroma: Sweet, floral
Infusion Aroma: Floral, grassy, wine
Infusion Color: Pale gold
Base flavor: Sweet wine, floral and berry hints
Infusion Strength: Light
Have you tried Mamma Mia? 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