If you are a tea drinker like me, ("Hi, my name is Shane and I am addicted to tea." "Hi Shane.") you may not think about where your tea leaves come from. At Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company, all they do is think about tea leaves. They do the footwork for us and actually go to the organic tea gardens! Visit the rolling hills of Darjeeling, the tropical climate of Assam, and other gardens around the world and you just might find Two Leaves and a Bud's founder, Richard, tasting tea, interacting with farmers and experiencing whole leaf organic tea in its purest, native form. Richard feels it's Two Leaves and Bud's mission to bring the experience of the organic gardens back to their customers.
Founded in 2005, Two Leaves and a Bud Tea Company began with a journey. Founder Richard Rosenfeld traveled the world on business, where meetings are synonymous with amazingly flavorful cups of tea. After returning to the states, Richard looked everywhere for a good cuppa' tea...but had a hard time finding one.
Richard traveled to gardens in China, Sri Lanka and Japan to establish relationships with tea growers in order to bring premium, whole-leaf, organic tea from the best harvests to tea drinkers around the world. Two Laves and a Bud was one of the pioneers of the pyramid shaped tea sachet that allows tea drinkers to experience whole leaf tea in the comfort of their own home. The sachet gives the whole tea leaves the ability to expand, yielding a rich, flavorful cuppa' that can't be paralleled.
Some Jasmine tea is simply tea leaves that have been harvested, prepared as green tea, and then jasmine flavor is added.
Hmmm, artificial flavors anyone? Maybe it's time to try something that tastes as if it has been plucked and steeped direct from the gardens.
Higher quality Jasmine tea, like Two Leaves and a Bud's Jasmine Petal green tea , is harvested in April and May, and when June arrives, the tea is spread out for five nights and the Jasmine flowers that bloom that month are laid on top of the tea. Tea absorbs odors very easily, and so during the cool nights, the premium green tea is basking in the floral scent, building up a nuanced taste profile.
No artificial flavors here!
If you've never had this quality tea, it's a revelation when you taste something like Two Leaves and a Bud Jasmine Petal Green Tea. This is the sort of tea you taste as much with your nose as with your tongue, as its delicate, flowery Jasmine flower scent lingers over the cup.
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