Rolex, Lindt, Bally and the cuckoo-clock – what do they all have in common? “Switzerland”, I hear you think aloud. “Quality and precision engineering?” Indeed! Nowhere else in the world can claim such accolades. Nowhere else in the world screams “quality” quite like Zurich. Okay, maybe there are others (including Geneva), which capture our imagination. Still, we Swiss know quality when we see it. So, when an award-winning café in Zurich asked to stock our teas, we were overjoyed to be recognised for our quality and brand.
This award-winning café is called MAME. You can find it on Josefstrasse 160, Zurich. Run by two champion baristas named Emi-San and Mathieu, they know their coffee inside-out. Both Emi-San and Mathieu won the Swiss National Barista Championship (two years in a row) for their outstanding coffee-making skills. Their understanding of coffee itself and extremely well-honed brewing techniques are a sight to behold. Even an irregular coffee drinker would be bowled over by their know-how and dedication to the bean (side note, MAME means "beans" in Japanese).
You can find our teas there now, brewed to perfection by Emi-San and Mathieu themselves. Pay them a well-deserved visit and order your favourite tea or try something totally new. We are confident that you will love our selection of fine teas. Tease out the delicate flavours of our tea leaves, get to know the uniqueness with each brew, soak in the wholesomeness as you hold the warm cup in your hands…
Have you already had a cup of our tea from MAME? Let us know what you think - we love to hear our customers’ feedback!
We have been featured in Montres-Passion in a lovely article. Take a look at the link below (French):
TheOrganicFashionUtopia have reviewed some of our teas! Take a look at the full article below:
Different types of teas require different temperatures - black tea being around 95°C in general, green teas between 70°C to 85°C and white teas around 80°C. Brewing in too high a temperature will result in bitter tea and you won't extract the perfect blend of flavours the tea was intended for.
Although becoming more popular, not everyone has a variable temperature kettle and when you are not at home brewing tea at the perfect temperature can be tricky to get right in a pinch. Using a thermometer, although accurate, can be a bit of a pain and takes away from the stress-free tea brewing process.
So how do you achieve a water temperature of 70°C for brewing your perfect cup of green tea in these situations?
A useful tip is that water will lose approximately 10°C each time you pour into a different vessel, with ceramic. What we like to do to achieve a temperature of 80°C for white tea like our Fuding Silver Needle, for example, is to pour boiling water into an empty teapot and leave the water to cool for roughly 30 seconds. The teapot will absorb some of the heat from the water, cooling it down. Pour this water from the teapot into the cups you are using and wait again for the heat to dissipate. Finally add some loose leaf tea to your teapot and pour the water from the cups back in.
The benefit with this method is you can do it anywhere you have access to boiling water and you can even do it without a teapot, using a strainer in a cup like our Finum Brew Basket. It also pre heats both the cups and the teapot meaning you get a better brew that stays warmer for longer.