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Sea Cloud Green Tea

Leaves and Flowers

Sea Cloud Green Tea

The Intention 

Sea Cloud is a first flush tea from the foothills of Laoshan Mountain near the sea in the Shandong Province of China. The foothills shelter the tea gardens from the salt air, and the mist caught against the mountain keeps the tea cooler – beneficial to the tea’s sweetness and flavor. The tea is grown by the Liang family, and they conduct all the tea processing as well. It is protected under the cover of a greenhouse until early spring, just as the leaves are starting to sprout, then exposed to full sun until harvest in early April.

With flavor notes of roasted almond, fresh dew, and fir tip, this beautiful green tea is a true delight.

2oz rice paper pouch/approximately 18-20 servings

The Ingredients

Organically grown Camellia sinensis

The Ritual

Place 3g tea in 8oz of filtered/spring water at 175-185F for 1-2 minutes. for 3-4 minutes. Strain leaves from water and enjoy. Save leaves to re-steep if desired.

The Leaves and Flowers Story

Founded in 2014 by Anna Morton and Emily Erb, Leaves and Flowers is a California-based tea company offering a unique selection of handcrafted botanical infusions and small batch teas.

Anna and Emily utilize locally grown botanicals to create their infusions, in hopes of offering a botanical experience that honors the beauty and lore of the plants. Inspiration comes from the plants themselves – the mythology of their medicine, their potent leaves, delicate flowers, and the intoxicating aroma and flavor they release when infused. Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions are produced by hand in small batches in their California workshop. Herbs are freshly procured from local farms, then sorted, dried and blended by hand. The climate controlled drying room is designed to preserve the plants at the peak of their vitality. Once the herbs have been dried, they are stripped from the stem and stored away from light and air to maintain their impeccable vibrancy. When blending, herbal ingredients are kept as whole and intact as possible.

Leaves and Flowers Camellia sinensis teas are sourced from around the world and chosen for their impeccable quality and flavor. Like the herbal drying and blending methods, much of Camellia sinensis harvesting and processing is carried out by hand. Buds and leaves are hand-picked, then skillfully oxidized, pan­‐fired, rolled or fermented to achieve the desired result. All of Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions and teas are loose leaf, and sustainably grown and harvested.  

All the farms they work with apply sustainable farming practices. No chemicals or pesticides are used in the cultivation of their herbs or teas.