Lion’s Mane ==> FastBrew

$3.81$30.45

We found this amazing tea on the continent of Africa, the eastern part, in a country called Kenya. It quickly became one of the Captain’s favorite teas, for one important reason.
It’s a kick-ass strong cup of black tea right now!

Source: Kenya
Region(s): Kericho
Shipping Port(s): Mombasa
Grade(s): BMF (Broken Mixed Fannings)
Growing Attitudes: 5500 – 6500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type(s): CTC (Cut, Torn and Curled)

Taste: Exceedingly full character tending malt with exotic African profile. So thick you want to eat it with a spoon.
Infusion: Tending deep red

From the air Changoi Tea Farm is a vast expanse of lush green fields, shade trees and neatly clustered bungalows, factory buildings and worker‟s homes. To say the estate is orderly is an understatement. Changoi is owned and operated by our long time partners at Williamson Tea, a family run company that has been in the tea business since 1869. Over the last 140 years or so, Williamson‟s management team has practically written the book on sustainable tea growing. As such, the company follows a six-point credo:

1. Conservation of soil fertility and nutrients
2. Conservation of biodiversity
3. Sustainable energy use
4. Corporate social responsibility
5. Product value addition
6. Promotion of local and global economy.

What‟s more, the company‟s stated social goal is “to elevate the standard of life of the present and future generations.” To this end management provides workers‟ families with hospitals, schools and free housing. If Williamson sounds like the kind of tea company you‟d be proud to do business with, you‟re right. The enviable results of all the care that goes into running their estates are quite probably the best cups ever produced in Africa, if not the world. Changoi‟s output is no exception, as Lion‟s Mane will attest.

As noted at the top of the page, Lion‟s Mane is a Broken Mixed Fannings (BMF) grade tea. BMF grade, sometimes known as Fines or Dusts is comprised of the finest siftings left behind after sorting CTC grade teas, (Cut, Tear and Curl). The tea produces a thick liquoring cup with a deep color and robust flavor profile. How robust? BMF grade teas from lesser estates
are frequently used to beef up tea bag teas. Suffice it to say, Changoi Lion‟s Mane‟s strength makes it a rather quick brewing tea. (The strength also inspired its name – traditionally a Lion‟s mane is a symbol of strength and power.) If you‟re looking for a seriously brisk tea to get you going in the morning or pick you up in the afternoon, look no further. (I am Changoi – hear me
roar!)

ETP certified. The Ethical Tea Partnership is a tea industry initiative that audits living and working conditions on tea estates around the world

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Lion’s Mane doesn’t look like the teas most of us are familiar with. It’s very fine, and almost orange in color; quite striking actually. Well, OK, it’s fannings, and we know what that means. It means some of the finest particles of tea sifted out of a batch of tea. Fannings are sometimes used in making teabag blends, and they’re not considered as sophisticated as most of the teas we sell. However, this is an extraordinary tasting tea and because of the fine particle size, it brews up extremely fast. No. We mean extremely fast! When you need a strong cup of black tea right now, you can brew up a cup of this in 10 seconds! Seriously, it might take longer to pour a cup of coffee at the company coffee pot.

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