This tea produced in May of the first germs of Ivan tea. Harvesting is done before the buds.
What is the uniqueness of this Ivan Chai type?
In the European part of Russia at the beginning of May comes an amazing time:
in the distance from the big cities, along with the blooming nature that woke up after the winter, you can still find snowdrifts lying here and there.
At this time, immediately after the appearance of the first sprouts of Ivan Chai tea, the collection of leaves for this unique, earliest tea type begins:
it is important to have time to collect the leaves before the beginning of the rapid flowering of the plant.
Tender leaves are twisted by hand and fermented in a special way.
As a result, the drink becomes a rich dark color when brewed.
A special fermentation method allows the tea to acquire a rich dark color when cooking.
The prepared drink has not only a beautiful color, but also a subtle, pleasant aroma - this is probably why it is one of our most popular teas.
How to prepare this type of Ivan Chai properly?
We recommend you to rinse the tea leaves with boiling water before cooking - this will help to better reveal the taste of the drink.
To prepare fragrant Maisky Ivan Chai tea, we recommend you to take 1 tsp of tea per 200 ml of water and brewing the drink for 10-15 minutes at a temperature of 95°C.
You can add other herbals or some sugar for taste.