Boil mineral water for 10 minutes with sugar, add the Chinese green gunpowder tea, allow to boil for 2 minutes, then add a bouquet of mint. Remove from the flame and allow to seep for 5 minutes. Drink with pine nuts.

Japan Tea-CeremonyThe gestures of a Japanese master

Heat water, put the Matcha tea in a bowl, add the hot water and create a foam using a small bamboo whip. Turn the bowl around in your hands and drink in three and a half mouthfuls.

English-Tea-ShopLike the English

Scald the pot and the cups. Place the tealeaves at the bottom of the pot, spray them with a little hot water before adding the water at the right temperature. Allow to seep, filter and finally fill the cups.

russian teaReceive like in Russia

Climatic conditions oblige, it is prepared in advance and kept hot. Very concentrated, it is diluted with hot water obtained from a samovar, the symbol of Russian hospitality.

Temperature and time of infusion

Vary according to the type of tea: green Japanese: 70°C, 1 to 3 minutes, Chinese green: 70°C, 2 to 4 minutes; black: 90°C, 2 to 5 minutes; white or yellow: 60° to 80°C, 7 to 20 minutes.

Optimize the tea moment

Drink it with in mouthfuls. Don’t use a sweetener as this will immobilize the flavor. Don’t overfill your cup: you risk losing the aromas. Never reheat. Store in a cool, dry place in the dark… in a metal container.

Bonne degustation, Isabelle

Isabelle - Spotlight

Bonjour, my name is Isabelle. At my parent’s, a week didn’t go by without a social gathering. It may have been a garden-party, a bridge party or a diner dance. No caterers, of course, everything was homemade! With my sisters, we learned how to put different spreads on toast, the right way of course, arrange the flowers for the tables or decorate the buffet, to say the right thing to each guest or organize an elegant picnic. As appropriate, I learned etiquette during these receptions and also had “savoir-vivre” lessons. Today, I work in public relations in Paris and the education that I received is of great use. I’ll give you several very Parisian tips…

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