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Our Favorite Tea: Lu Shan Clouds and Mists

Many customers ask, what is your favorite tea? We have favorites in each category, but if we were to choose the one single, most popular tea of all time of all of our offerings, it would have to be Lu Shan Clouds and Mist green tea. A shop favorite since we introduced it back in 2006, and being one of the only companies in the U.S. willing to put in the extra legwork to secure such an esoteric green tea from a Taoist mountain in the middle of no where in China, Lu Shan Clouds and Mist lives up to its mysterious appeal. Full of umami and buttery viscosity, this dark green, spiral shaped green, grows slowly in its fog shrouded environment. We are happy to secure a batch from the first couple of days of harvest around April 2nd, so please order yours and have it arrive next week!

LuShan Creme Brûlée

From F. Lit Yu’s soon to be released “Haute Tea Cuisine, New Techniques for Infusing French Food with Tea” Photo by Ching-Wei Jiang    INGREDIENTS: 1 ounce LuShan Clouds & Mist Green Tea 5 1/2 cups heavy cream 6 egg yolks 6 tbsp sugar Additional sugar for caramelizing 1. Bring the heavy cream to a boil and add the LuShan Clouds and Mist. Turn off the heat, cover, and extract for one hour. Strain and discard the used tea leaves. Preheat oven to 375˚F. 2. In a mixing bowl, combine the tea-infused heavy cream with the yolks and the sugar and beat well with a hand-mixer or a whisk. Pour into oven-proof ramekings and set on a deep baking pan. Pour half an inch of water into the pan holding the ramekins. 3. Loosely cover the pan with foil and bake for 25 minutes. The center of the custard should…