No sea creatures were harmed in the making of this tea! ‘Mitten Crab’ is a fun name referring to the confetti of tea leaf fibers that float to the surface of your cup. The people who discovered this original cultivar of tea were reminded of the furry claws of the beloved crabs native to the rivers and estuaries of Fujian province.
Compared to its floral counterpart, Iron Visions, Mitten Crab features a thicker mouthfeel, sweeter flavor and fruitier aftertaste. Enjoy on its own or with a spot of cream / mylk.
AROMA / lychee - sweetgrass
FLAVOR / dates - haystack - nectar
ENERGY / medium
CUP FEEL / medium
3 g / 1 tsp tea
240 ml / 8 oz water @ 195°F / 90°C
2 g / 1 tsp tea
120 ml / 4 oz water @ 195-200°F / 90-95°C
1 minute + 30 seconds each additional brew for up to 6 brews
1st Brew - 1:00 min
2nd Brew - 1:30 min
3rd Brew - 2:00 min
4th Brew - 2:30 min
5th Brew - 3:00 min
6th Brew - 3:30 min
Feel free to enjoy each steep on its own to appreciate how the flavor evolves, or stack (combine) multiple steeps to savor the harmony of all the brews together.
Quality water is just as important as quality tea when it comes to your brew. Here's what we recommend:
- Filtered Water - standard home filtration systems, Brita, Hydros, you name it. Filter that isht!
- Spring Water - have access to bottled spring water, or have an actual clear spring by where you live? Try brewing with spring water and unlock unique sweetness in your cup!
- Reverse Osmosis - RO filtration systems are standard for tea and coffee shops, and provide the most consistently great water for brewing any of your favorite drinks. For your home, counter-top as well as below-the-counter systems are great to help step up your water game!
- Customized Recipes - are you a budding scientist? Check out custom water recipe kits like Lotus and Third Wave Water
If you’re local to the State College area, we’ve partnered with Chew Chew Bun as our official pickup location! Chew Chew Bun is a locally owned Taiwanese bakery + coffee shop in the heart of the downtown area (115 E. Beaver Ave.)
Tea is that much better with delicious pastries, so be sure to pick up some noms with your order!
The pickup tray is on top of the pastry case on the left side of the counter. Look for your name and order number!