Green Tea with Mint
Pouchong is grown high on the Xu family farm in Wenshan, the mountainous interior of Taipei County. The leaves are large, dark and very lightly tumbled and baked so they are around 25% oxidised. Though the locals call it a green tea it is almost an oolong. The peppermint leaves come from an organic farm in Somerset and have been ‘rubbed’ to release more of their flavour. The combination of these two leaves is a refreshingly fragrant infusion which can be made into an iced tea for hot summer days – or drunk after supper as a soothing tisane which is low in caffeine and high in antioxidants.