Tea Selection: Mengding Ganly
Name: Gramercy Tea
Location: NY NY
Owner: Aaron Barnes
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
My name is Aaron Barnes and I started Gramercy Tea with the mission to bring high quality tea to America. We are only online at this moment and we only serve loose leaf tea for the time being but we are hoping to expand that one-day. Thank you for coming to my page, I hope you come back often!
Gramercy Tea is one of those companies that strive for perfection in their teas and in their service. Their product line may seem simple but indeed it is the true essence of what tea is about, serving those that want to taste the purest form of tea to those that like to dress it up with a little bit of this and a little bit of that (herbal). Thank you Gramercy for allowing me to review your teas and tell the world about them.
Read more about Gramercy Tea on their website HERE
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
Green Tea from Meng Mountain in China
What the site has to say about their product:
Mengding Ganlu tea is a tea from Meng Mountain (Meng Shan), Sichuan Province in the southwest part of China. Meng Shan is reputed to be the place where tea was first cultivated. It is yellowish-green tea with sweet aftertaste.
COSTS: $9.00 / 8 ounces
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
Brewed: Light liquor
Scent: Smells like the earth, the land
Flavor: the flavor you would expect from a true tea, a vegetal, grassy flavor with little aftertaste or bitterness
Sentiments: Come on, you have got to try some of these fresh teas that are true fresh leaf teas from trees that have a history and because of companies like Gramercy and others we have the honor and privileged to be exposed to such amazing teas.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “9”.
Till next sip…