Enjoy a sampling of our most popular green teas!
3 packages of 2 oz each, this bundle includes:
“Moroccan Mint” Green BCT Blend
Now a new recipe, blended right here at BCT! Moroccan Mint is extra cooling, making a wonderfully revitalizing iced tea for sweltering summer afternoons!
A premium-quality interpretation of a classic North African preparation, this “double-mint” green tea will demand your attention with a strong amber cup bursting with flavor. Our new recipe uses a high-quality green tea, more nuanced than the previous, but still bright and hardy, holding its own against powerful mints.
And this tea is a treat for all the senses! The tiny tea pellets unfold and dance in the teapot as they infuse astringent and bright green tones. The heady mint aroma is noticeable immediately. Two kinds of mint create a complex profile, and this blend is generous with both spearmint and peppermint – when sipped this tea produces a great cooling effect on the palate and the entire body.
Traditionally, Moroccan mint tea is boiled with generous handfuls of fresh mint and plenty of sugar, poured from high up into small glasses (to improve aeration and flavor!), and ceremoniously served to guests in three rounds – each with a distinct flavor profile, as described in this saying, “The first glass is as gentle as life, the second is as strong as love, the third is as bitter as death.” And it is a staple of daily public life – throughout the Muslim world, tea bars provide social spaces similar to pubs.
This tea is at its best with sugar, you may also enjoy it with honey. Try it iced with lemon and a few fresh mint leaves, a perfect summer refreshment.
Steeping Time – 3 Minutes
Water Temp – 180 F
Gunpowder green tea, spearmint, peppermint and peppermint flavoring
Chinese Jasmine Pearls Green Tea
Jasmine Phoenix Pearls are perfumy, hand-rolled jewels of tea from Fuding, in Fujian province, China. Any fan of jasmine tea should try this specially crafted wonder. When added to hot water, Jasmine Phoenix Pearls majestically unfurl, releasing their delicate scent and flavor. Also known as ‘Jasmine Dragon Pearls’, their liquor is sweet and almost sugary. Very soft, airy mouthfeel. The delicate quality of the flavor is due in part to the leaves used to produce this tea: two tender, tiny new leaves and one plump unopened leaf bud. Younger leaves will yield softer flavor.
Steep gently for best results.
Steeping Time – 2-3 Minutes
Water Temp – 195
Whole leaf green tea, jasmine blossoms.
Chinese Wuyuan: Org. “Pinhead” Gunpowder Green
If you like a robust green tea, this premium organic gunpowder variety is the one for you. It has a grassy and slightly smoky aroma, and powerful astringency which stays on the palate long after tones of almond, bamboo, grapefruit, and anise at the front.
A classic “gunpowder” tea – named thus by the English because it was thought that the tiny tightly rolled pellets resembled old-fashioned gunpowder – these leaves are attractive, olive-colored and slightly shiny. “Pinhead” is an exaggeration, the average pellet is more like an apple seed, but that very small size is an indicator of the exceptional quality of this tea.
Steep this tea in glass – it is mesmerizing to watch the leaves uncurl and float, then gradually sink again, dancing as the liquor rapidly turns a warm bronze color.
We recommend that you steep this tea for only 2 minutes, or the astringency begins to get a little overpowering. Or try this very special tea in the traditional Chinese way – a series of small cups steeped first for 30 seconds, then an additional 30 seconds for each subsequent re-steeping. Enjoy 5 or more small cups, note the change in aroma and flavor profile as the tiny leaves unfurl and infuse little by little.
Steeping Time – 2 Minutes
Water Temp – 180 F
Small pellets of green tea.