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Tea Trivia #1: Why drink Mountain or "High Altitude" Tea?

The most delicate flavours can be found from teas produced on tea estates located at high elevations such as those in Darjeeling or Nepal in the Himalayan mountains or other high elevation growing areas in China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan and elsewhere.  "High Altitude" teas are defined as those grown at elevations of 1,000m (3,300 feet)  or more. High altitudes produce the perfect combinations of ideal temperatures and drainage to manage the vast quantities of rain required to grow premium teas.   The weather conditions are different, often resulting in thick mists that filter the sun's rays and moisten the leaves so they are usually more tender than leaves grown al lower altitudes.  The closer to the equator, the higher the elevation where tea trees can thrive.   Teas grown at higher...

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Tip #1: How to make iced Ursa Major or Solar Fantasia

On a hot summer's day, who can resist a refreshing glass of iced Organic Ursa Major or Solar Fantasia?  They are a great healthier alternative to sugary soft drinks or fruit juices.  Here is Misty Mountain Tea's guide to making delicious iced fruity tisane in minutes. 1. Measure out the desired amount of Ursa Major or Solar Fantasia into a pot or tea press:  2 heaping teaspoons per 6 - 8 oz cup of water  Note:  This is double the concentration for hot tisane  2.  Boil your water and pour it over the fruity tisane.   Steep for 10 minutes. 3.  Pour off liquid into a heat resistant container.  4.  Add sweetener if so desired to taste.  Note:  We use approximately 1/2 tsp of Organic...

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