Green Tea Single Estate Hampstead Organic Fairtrade (100g,loose)

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  • Produced by: Hampstead Teas
  • Country of origin: India
  • Certified organic (EU Organic Farming Regulation), Certified biodynamic (Demeter), Fairtrade
  • Suitable for gluten free diets
  • Suitable for vegans and all types of vegetarians
  • GMO-free, BPA-free and not tested on animals
  • Product code: F02519
  • Short URL: http://obg.com.au/2519
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4kg (0.9lb)
  • This product can be shipped to: Australia & Worldwide (check customs)


Our Special Price $6.90 RRP$7.95

Healthy Single Estate tender Green Tea leaves from Makaibari™ the first biodynamic tea estate in the world situated at 3-4000 ft high up in the Himalayas.


Detoxifying, immune boosting, aids digestion.
 
Ethical Consumer Best Buy Jan/Feb 2014
Award-winning Great Taste Awards 2008

Only two tender leaves and a bud are used to produce this delicious green biodynamic tea. Delicate and fresh tasting, our biodynamic green tea is valued for its detoxifying and antioxidant properties. Its unfermented leaves are only lightly steamed before being dried.

Hampstead's green tea is grown at Makaibari™, high in the Himalayas. This biodynamic Darjeeling estate is protected on all sides by lush virgin forests and is home and livelihood to a community of 1700 people, a pack of panthers and a richly diverse wildlife. The estate practises holistic, sustainable agriculture that enlivens the earth, enabling healthy and robust tea bushes to flourish on the steep slopes of the Himalayas.


Certified Biodynamic, Organic, Single Estate - Green Tea (100g, loose) - by Hampstead Teas.

How to use:
The clear lively flavours of our herbal infusions are best brought out by brewing with freshly boiled, good quality water.

Hot -
1. Place 1 tea bag or 1
teaspoon of loose leaf per person in a teapot or infuser.
2. Fill with boiled water that has cooled for a few minutes to a temperature of between 85-90°C. This prevents bitterness and ensures the natural sweet smoothness of the tea shines through.
3. Brew for 1-3 minutes untill desired strength is reached.
4. Add
honey to sweeten if you like. Enjoy!


Cold: Iced Tea (2 cups)
1.
Brew 2 tea bags or 2 teaspoons of loose leaf tea in 1 cup of boiled water that has cooled for a few minutes to a temperature of between
85-90°C.
2. Add 2 cups of chilled water.
3.
Add honey to sweeten if you like. Enjoy!


Ingredients: Biodynamic Organic Green Tea leaves.

Store: In an air tight container in a cool, dry, dark cupboard away from direct sunlight.

Origin: Packed in United Kingdom from tea grown in India.
Certification:
Certified Demeter Biodynamics, USDA, EU Organic Farming.



About Hampstead:
The world has been enjoying tea for more than 5,000 years. But only since 1995 has biodynamic, Fairtrade certified tea been available. That year in Hampstead, a famous London hillside village known as a breeding ground for progressive ideas, Hampstead Tea started to package special teas from a special place.

The Makaibari tea estate in India's Darjeeling province is the world's first certified biodynamic estate and the last owner-managed estate in the district. Here, 66% of the acreage is undisturbed rainforest where tea grows in harmony with the area's natural ecological system. All our black green and white teas are made especially at Makaibari for our discerning customers who appreciate the special taste and quality of our teas. Our herbal teas also come from biodynamic growers and are renowned for their clear jewel like liquors and unique health giving properties.

Biodynamics:
All of our teas are certified Demeter, which is the highest standard for sustainable agriculture. It is often called "organic plus" as this method includes proactive farming techniques such as herbal soil preparations, rigorous composting systems, and alignment with a planetary calendar. Makaibari tea estate was the first biodynamic tea estate in the world and has pioneered biodynamic farming- with innovative use indigenous plants and insect life to create a self sustaining farm for all to benefit from.

Fairtrade:
We like to do our part to help those who make it possible for us to enjoy such wonderful tea. We were the first 100% Fairtrade tea range way back in 1995 and have stayed that way. Fair-trading ensures that a portion of the money from every kilogram of tea goes directly to the farming communities to fund social development programmes. These include village-electrification, education initiatives and medical care facilities. At our partner Makaibari estate for example, the disbursement decisions are taken by a joint body formed mainly by women workers empowered to represent their villages.