Tea Forte’s White Ginger Pear is centered on Pai Mu Tan, an especially valuable white tea plucked in early spring from the chaicha bushes of Fujian, China. Also known as White Peony, it has a sweet, flowery taste and nectar-like color, but is made even richer and more complex by other infusions from various parts of the world. Chinese ginger lends it a tingle of spice, while orchard fresh pear, blackberry leaves and Iranian mallow contribute fruity, sweet notes. Finally, Polish herbs bring a fresh citrus dimension. All of these flavors come together harmoniously, without overpowering the mild, floral delights of the Pai Mu Tan white tea.
You can buy this loose leaf white tea in a 50-servings canister or 1 lb bag, and because it’s loose, you can easily make it stronger or weaker as desired. Steeping is best achieved with fresh, cool water brought to a boil, using 1 teaspoon of tea leaves per 8 ounces of water. Steep for 2-4 minutes. For iced teas, use 3 teaspoons per 8oz glass.
This fresh ginger tea is a creation of Tea Forté. Starting out in Massachusetts in 2003, the company began with a highly stylized product line based on traditional Japanese tea drinking ceremonies, intended to “elevate a cup of tea into an extraordinary experience for all your senses.” Today, they present an unparalleled variety of handcrafted teas and tea accessories with sumptuously decorated packaging. Enjoyed in over 35 countries, their products can be found in the most prestigious restaurants, hotels, resorts and luxury retailers, making them ultimate ambassadors of the tea-drinking experience.