Informal's super smooth and mellow single estate green tea is the basis of all that we do.
When we we're launching Informal Tea, we tested tons of organic tea samples from all around the world. We wanted a tea that was unqiue and blew away the competition. The result was our flag ship Pure Green Tea.
We had no idea about micro producers or what kinds of processes and complexities went into making tea when we first started Informal Tea, but when we found a tea that tasted this good, we knew we had found our winner!
Freshly picked leaves.
It wasn’t until we started looking into and researching the tea and where/how it was grown that we discovered how well it was produced. It's amazing to think that you can really taste the difference in this tea, that all the hard work from the tea farmers really pays off!
Pure Green's bio-diverse tea garden
This special organic green tea begins it's journey to your cup from the remote and expansive mountains of Zhejiang China. The tea leaves are carefully picked during the dawn of spring when the leaves are at their supple best. Using techniques refined and passed down over hundreds of years, local tea-masters skillfully pan dry the leaves to produce a high grade tea with none of the bitterness found in many green teas.
After the leaves are picked, they're swiftly placed in a wok and heated to 120degrees which softens the leaves and prevents the oxidisation process. From here they are then moved to a cooler wok at 70degrees where the leaves are shaped.
The result is a green tea unlike any other, and one we think is the absolute best you'll find at this price range.
Due to the extreme care in growing and crafting this tea, the leaves hold their flavour well and can be brewed up to 5 times — which works out pretty economical, if you're that way inclined.
Liu An Gua Pian Green Tea, Qiyun Mountains — Jiangxi province, China