20 tea bags (40g)
Ingredients: green tea* 95%, matcha 5%
*organically grown ingredients
Directions to use: Pour boiling water over a tea bag and leave for 3 to 5 minutes. Sweeten to taste.
Qi tip: Caffeine is highly soluble, so if you pour a small amount of hot water over the tea bag, caffeine will be one of the first compounds released. If you discard the water and re-brew you have a very low caffeine cuppa!
About Qi Organic teas:
Qi Teas stand out for the abundance of natural, Organic, and Fairtrade tea, fruit, and herbs.
They source their tea directly from independent Fairtrade farmers with long traditions in the preparation of high-quality teas. Only the best, spring-harvested leaves are selected which produce Qi’s distinctive delicate and mellow teas, a number of which have been awarded Gold Stars at the Great Taste Awards by The Guild of Fine Food.
Qi works in a spirit of true friendship and partnership with mountain communities in China to bring some of the Finest Organic Fairtrade China teas. Unlike many teas on the market, Qi teas do not come from vast plantations but are grown on small farms in an environmentally protected area, high in the remote Yellow Mountains of Southern China.
All Qi teas are wonderfully refreshing and healthy, with no artificial flavourings, colourings, or preservatives – 100% natural.
Qi green teas are delicate and mellow and have none of the bitterness, which can sometimes be associated with green tea.
Qi blends their teas with fruits, herbs, and spices specially selected for their efficacy; for cleansing, soothing, energizing, and uplifting, and if you’re slimming green tea has zero calories! Qi teas are natural, healthy, tasty, and a great source of antioxidants.
Certified organic green and white teas.
Qi Teas is a small family-run business, created in 1997 after founder, Joe d’Armenia, read a book on the health properties of green tea: ‘Green Tea: The Natural Secret to a Healthier Life'. Inspired by this research, he embarked on a voyage of discovery to China, and from here Qi Teas were born.
There are over one thousand tea gardens in China producing an even greater number of green tea varieties - Joe searched for organically certified tea gardens producing teas which were rich in taste and aroma. His search took him to the Yellow Mountain region of China, an area of outstanding natural beauty and from here; he introduced the first Organic China Green Tea to the UK.
From the time our company was established, we have enjoyed a special, long-standing relationship with the communities who grow and prepare our tea. We are proud to work directly with a co-operative of small independent farmers with long traditions in the preparation of high quality teas, and buy our tea directly from them.
In 2006 they opened their own blending and packing facility in the area of the tea gardens. Operating to high international standards with ISO certification, it provides employment for many of the local community. By doing everything themselves, they have the ability to directly control the whole process, from the tea harvest, right through to the final product which means they can guarantee that the teas they produce are the highest quality, and have full traceability.
Qi teas are inspired by the ancient teachings of the Chinese who have for centuries used natural plants and herbs for healthy living. They taught that Qi is the life-force - the natural energy of life.
Qi energy drives all aspects of life - the environment and community we live in, the food we eat, and the exercise we take. Qi energy drives our thoughts and our mental well being.
Qi energy is strong when all these aspects of life are well balanced and in harmony with each other – this is the inspiration for our teas.