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Tea Sachets

How to differentiate tea sachets’ quality from various brands in Hong Kong?

In modern society, a lot of tea products in the market consist of low quality of tea.

 

Why? Because their purpose is to minimize production cost, merchants bought tea rolling machines to shred low quality tea leaves into small pieces and sell them for a cheaper price. The metaphor is selling cheap breadcrumbs while asking for a loaf of bread, but now the concept is “Tea Shreds”.

 

In terms of taste, low quality tea is bitter, astringent, light & mild with a standard serving portion, but able to give a false impression that it is a nice cup of tea due to its deceiving scent, colour, and unrecognizable tea leaves’ shapes.

 

“Tea dust” is another by-product of tea leaves that is usually seen in tea bags together with “shredded tea leaves”. “Tea dust” is like leftovers because you do not want to consume a mouth full of particles when you are enjoying a cup of tea.

 

For consumers who want to enjoy a cup of premium tea, you should avoid buying tea containing “Tea dust” and weighing at 3 grams full of “Tea shreds”. In contrast, you should purchase tea sachets that consist mostly of whole tea leaves, and weighed at 5 grams, that way you can consume all the tea nutrition.

Why should you choose our tea sachets? Is it worth to try?

Six key reasons why you should try our tea: “5 grams tea sachets”, “Whole Tea Leaves”, “Rich & recognizable aroma”, “Applicable for multiple infusions”, “Adopt tea filtration process to minimize “Tea dust”, and “Made in Hong Kong”.

 

When our Peach Oolong Tea is brewed with hot water, oolong tea leaves will slowly spread out, the colour, and aroma are more flavourful than the ones in the market.

 

Tea sachets with whole tea leaves are higher value since the tea will contain fragrance instead of the astringent aftertaste. Our tea sachets are suitable for hot & cold brew due to their value being able to maintain colour, aroma, and taste. As a result, using whole tea leaves will reach a better result than “Tea dust” & “Tea Shreds”.

What are the benefits of drinking tea? Which tea should I choose?

During the early years, tea was used for regulating body temperature and waken our mind, and thus tea is perceived as a healthy drink. In the 17th Century, tea was further being accepted as supplements. Until the 18th Century, tea became socially accepted as a habit to live healthily.

 

Tea consists of various benefits to regulate our body functions. For example, tea contains antioxidants to improve the immune system; Tea polyphenol can help to maintain brain functions and cardiac functions; Theanine can relieve stress.

 

Below is the overview of tea’ benefits. Tea as a consumption product is nutritious for both physical & mental health, however we should not define tea as a medicine to cure diseases.

 

💃 Nourishing skin beauty and Anti-ageing: Jasmine, Osmanthus Oolong

 

🏃‍♀️ Losing weight: Golden Buckwheat, Ginseng Oolong, Genmaicha

 

💆 Relieve stress: Rose Lychee, Hojicha

 

🤯 Improve brain function: Kukicha, Blueberry Fruit

 

💪 Improving immune system: Jasmine, Sencha, Kukicha, Golden Buckwheat, Paris Roselle, Peppermint

 

🏋️ Reduce cholesterol: Peach Oolong, Number Twelve, Sencha, Chenpi Pu’Er, Palace Pu’Er

 

✨ Aid digestion: Peppermint, Chenpi Pu’Er, Genmaicha, Palace Pu’Er

 

❤️ Strengthen body functions: Peach Oolong, Ginseng Oolong, Paris Roselle, Chenpi Pu’Er, Number Twelve, Blueberry Fruit, Palace Pu’Er

What are the advantages of tea sachets?

Tea sachets are more convenient when there are no tea wares available for brewing, such as a tea bowl, infuser, or an electric scale. Tea sachets will be the best option when you are only access to a simple household teacup.

 

We utilized machines for production to handle the tea proportion per tea sachets, and thus consumers only have to dip the tea sachet into their container, and infused with water to enjoy hot-brew or cold-brew.

Is cold brew tea healthy?

Cold brew tea is beneficial because it helps to release Theanine, which is nutrients released from the tea leaves, it can relieve stress, reduce insomnia, and stabilize emotion. In terms of taste, Theanine can reduce caffeine to bring out the sweet aftertaste and lighten the bitter taste to make the drink healthier.

 

Due to the limited contraction of caffeine, having a cup of cold brew tea at night won’t affect much of your sleeping habit. After brewing in water under 30oC, the vitamin C will be conserved, therefore a healthy drink to enjoy. Cold brew tea is convenient for greeting guests as it is meant to be prepared beforehand and can be served immediately.

 

Steps to for a cold brew tea:

1. Place a 5 grams tea bags into a 500mL container

2. Rinse the tea sachets with some hot water for 2 seconds, then pour out the water

3.  Add 500mL cold or room temperature water into the container

4. Place the tea into the refrigerator and freeze for 4 to 8 hours

 

Any tea selections for choosing the right gift and for personal use?

Scented Tea: Osmanthus Oolong, Rose Lychee, Peppermint

Green Tea: Hojicha, Sencha, Genmaicha

Oolong Tea: Number Twelve, Peach Oolong, Ginseng Oolong

Pu’Er Tea: Chenpi Pu’Er

Tea Sachets

What is the history behind tea sachets?

Tea bag was invented unintentionally in the 1908s by a New York tea merchant—Thomas Sullivan. He was about to send tea samples to a potential customer, and thus he uses a silk-material mini-bag to contain the tea leaves for convenience.

 

Afterwards, the customer misunderstood the use of the mini bag, dipped it into a teapot and felt really amazed with this convenient design due to its flexibility. As such, tea bags were booming in the market. And later a merchant in Boston—William Hermanson, revised the materials of tea bags to fibre, which can resist a much higher temperature for tea-brewing.

 

After several improvements of the materials, nylon and non-woven fabric are derived and much more appreciated due to its quality and appearance.

 

Apart from nylon, more materials are invented continuously, like Poly Lactic Acid (PLA). However, it is expensive to adopt PLA material as more complicated equipment is needed. Thus, many manufacturers will outsource the supply chain to China for reducing the cost.

 

The difference between tea bags and tea sachets is that tea sachets contain whole tea leaves, while tea bags mostly contain “Tea dust”, and “Shredded Tea Leaves”. Therefore, choose wisely when purchasing.

 

Chinese Tea Gallery persists tea sachets production in Hong Kong, and will continue to adopt new technologies for tea sachets’ materials.

Tea Sachets - FAQs:

1. Will tea sachets expire?

After brewing with cold water, it is advised to consume it within 24 hours. If the tea is not yet brewed and stored properly, feel free to keep it within a year, and enjoy it while it is fresh.

 

2. Tea sachets versus loose leaves, which one is better?

If there are no tea wares nearby, tea sachets are more suitable because it is convenient. On the contrary, if you have tea wares, you can choose our loose leaves in tea tins. You can manage the proportion depending on your preference to customize your own special tea recipe. 

 

3. How long is the infusion time for hot brewing tea sachets?

Each tea category is consumed at a different time. For green tea, we suggest steeping for 30 to 50 seconds in 60 to 80oC of water. In terms of black tea, we suggest steeping for 60 seconds or above in 100oC of water.

 

For the sake of best tea tasting experience, we provide brewing method under each of the descriptions of our tea selections.

 

4. How many times can the tea be brewed?

A tea sachet can be brewed around 2 to 3 times. If you are light tea drinkers, brewing for the 4th time is suitable. In addition, cold brew tea sachets are recommended to brew once only for 4 to 8 hours, if you are light tea drinkers, brewing for the 2nd time is also an option you want to consider.

 

5. Is tea powder suitable to put in a tea sachet?

Tea powder is a completely different item than “Tea dust”, they are different in shape and volume, such as Japanese Matcha, more delicate & premium. The techniques are processed complicatedly, and thus tea powder cannot be placed into a sachet.