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An amazing journey

Let's have a cup of finest darjeeling tea from the oldest tea garden in himalaya mountains.

THE MISTRAL STORY

QUALITY PROMISE

We produce only organic tea.
We use only natural ingredients.
We use ecological packaging.

A passion for sustainable design inspired us to make this box with paper from FSC-responsible sources and everything inside it 100 % biodegradable.

PHILOSOPHY

True enjoyment unfolds only in harmony between man and nature.

That is the philosophy behind the Mistral Grand Selection. This selection is developed by blending only the finest ingredients in the world of tea. Organically-grown crops from select tea farmers are carefully blended with the most natural ingredients to offer you a truly memorable cup of tea bursting with pure unadulterated taste.

ONLY ORGANIC QUALITY

We believe that there is no source better than nature for enriching well-being.

We select the finest organic herbs to nourish your body and mind, and exquisite flowers and fruits to delight your senses. Our teas are free of artificial flavourings, colourings and preservatives. Mistral Grand Selection means 100% highest-quality organic teas.

THE MOST ECOLOGICAL TEA IN THE WORLD

Yes that is possible. We make the finest organic tea that supersedes the strictest of current ecological standards. All the materials we use are 100% biodegradable. The pyramid bag, the tag, the string, the aroma seal, the protection seal, the sachet and even the glue is biodegradable. The paper we use is FSC-certified. We respect our home, planet Earth.

150 days – that is all we need. Just 150 days after any used part of our product has been composted is enough for the biodegradable materials it is made of to dissolve completely. That is possible due to corn starch, the building material of our packaging materials.

THE MOST ECOLOGICAL TEA IN THE WORLD

150 days – that is all we need. Just 150 days after any used part of our product has been composted is enough for the biodegradable materials it is made of to dissolve completely. That is because we use corn starch as the basis of our packaging materials.

AMBOOTIA TEA GARDEN - WHERE THE BEST DARJEELING TEA GROWS

Ambootia, in the foothills of the Himalayan Mountains, is one of the most famous tea estates in Darjeeling. It was among the first tea gardens established by the British in the mid-19th Century. At Ambootia, “tea is a way of nature”. We use second-flush FTGFOP1 quality for our Pure Darjeeling, a tea that will envelop you in pure luxury..

Darjeeling tea is among the most unique teas in the world, and is known for its elegance, smoothness and seasonal qualities. Grown from March until November in the Darjeeling region of eastern India, Darjeeling varieties include light spring and summer brews, late summer robust blends and lighter, early-autumn flavours.

AMBOOTIA TEA GARDEN - WHERE THE BEST DARJEELING TEA GROWS

Darjeeling tea is among the most unique teas in the world, and is known for its elegance, smoothness and seasonal qualities. Grown from March until November in the Darjeeling region of eastern India, Darjeeling varieties include light spring and summer brews, late summer robust blends and lighter, early fall flavors.

DARJEELING FTGFOP1 – A FEW LETTERS WHICH CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THE QUALITY OF TEA

Many fine teas come from India, but Darjeeling brews are set apart from all others. Darjeeling is grown in ancient tea gardens, high in the Indian mountains. The tea plants thrive because of the region's perfect combination of sun, rain, humidity and rich soil, and growers pick only the best two leaves and one bud from every plant. While this selective harvesting technique means that the tea produces low annual yields, it also explains why it's one of the most sought-after beverages in the world.





DARJEELING FTGFOP1 – A FEW LETTERS WHICH CAN TELL YOU ABOUT THE QUALITY OF TEA

Many fine teas come from India, but Darjeeling brews are set apart from all others. Darjeeling is grown in ancient tea gardens, high in the Indian mountains. The tea plants thrive because of the region's perfect combination of sun, rain, humidity and rich soil, and growers pick only the best two leaves and one bud from every plant. While this picky harvest technique means that the tea produces low annual yields, it also explains why it's one of the most sought-after beverages in the world.

FTGFOP1

FTGFOP1 is only used for whole leaf teas. This is a tea that consists of fine uncrushed leaves with a delicate taste. In short, FTGFOP1 is synonymous with high quality.

FOP1

FOP1 allows conclusions to be drawn about the care with which the tea was plucked – just two leaves and a bud. The coarser leaves remain on the tea bush. Only teas from Darjeeling that meet premium standards will bear the number 1.

FTG

FTG (Finest Tippy Golden) indicates that the tea has a lot of fine, light-coloured tips. Tips are of lighter shades since they do not contain as much cell sap that turns dark during fermentation. As a general rule you may keep in mind the longer the string of letters, the better the tea. FTGFOP1 will ensure a superior quality tea that has been carefully and diligently manufactured. Let´s have a cup of second-flush Mistral Pure Darjeeling FTGFOP1!

TEA GRADING – LET´S EXPLORE THE TEA LEAVES TOGETHER

Drinking whole leaf tea allows you to experience a wider range of complex and nuanced flavour profiles. This does not mean that smaller, broken leaf tea is of poorer quality, just that a tea’s taste and body will vary depending upon leaf size. Grading is therefore not related to quality – the climate, location and type of processing all contribute to determining a tea’s quality. However, the shape and size of the leaf does play a role in influencing the essence of a cup.

Orange Pekoe

Orange Pekoe relates to the quality of the tea leaves. Orange does not refer to the colour but to the Dutch word “oranje” meaning “royal”. Pekoe (in Chinese pak-ho) can be translated as “white” – the colour of the fine fluff beneath young shoots. The F (for flowery) before OP indicates that tender and delicate flower buds were picked for this tea.

Orange Pekoe

Orange Pekoe relates to the quality of the tea leaves. Orange does not refer to the colour but to the Dutch word “oranje” meaning “royal”. Pekoe (in Chinese pak-ho) can be translated as “white” – the colour of the fine fluff beneath young shoots. The F (for flowery) before OP indicates that tender and delicate flower buds were picked for this tea.

NEW YORK CHEESECAKE

Cheesecake and New York go hand-in-hand. We've swapped full-fat cream cheese for a low-fat version to make an NY cheesecake with fewer calories. Use 'low-fat' or 'light' cream cheese though rather than 'fat-free' as the fat-free version will behave differently and won't give you the results you're looking for.

Ingredients

  • 350 g digestive biscuits
  • 120 g unsalted butter, melted, plus extra for greasing
  • 900 g light or low-fat cream cheese, softened
  • 150 g caster sugar
  • 5 large eggs, preferably free-range or organic
  • Juice of 6 limes, (approx. 125ml)
  • 1 vanilla pod, halved lengthways and seeds scraped out, or 1 tablespoon good-quality vanilla extract
  • Finely grated zest of 1 lime
For the meringue topping:
  • 3 large egg whites, preferably free-range or organic (the yolks can be used for making scrambled eggs)
  • 110 g caster sugar
  • 40 g dried coconut

STEP ONE

Preheat the oven to 160°C/310°F/gas 2½ and grease a 24cm loose-bottomed cake tin. Put your biscuits into a food processor and grind until you obtain really fine crumbs, then mix in your melted butter. If you don't have a food processor, just wrap your biscuits in a tea towel and grind them up with a rolling pin until fine. Spread the biscuit mixture around the base of your greased tin, making sure you get it right to the edges, then press it with your hands to pack it down. Place the tin on a baking sheet and pop it in the fridge while you make the filling.

STEP TWO

Beat the cream cheese in a food processor until smooth, then gradually add the sugar. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each one. Pour in the lime juice and vanilla seeds or extract and mix again until just combined. Again, if you don't have a food processor, just do this by hand. Don't worry if the mixture seems too thin – that’s normal. Tip it over your chilled biscuit base, spread it out evenly, and bake in the oven for around 45 to 55 minutes – you want the cheesecake to still have a slight loose wobble. Remove from the oven and set aside for 15 minutes to cool slightly. Turn the oven up to 220°C/425°F/gas 7.

STEP THREE

To make the meringue topping, put your egg whites into a clean bowl and beat until they form soft peaks – an electric whisk is quite handy here. Gradually add the caster sugar and beat until thick and glossy. Finally, fold in the coconut. Spoon this meringue mixture on to the middle of the cooled cheesecake and spread it to the edges, using the back of a spoon, so it just covers the filling. It should be about 2cm thick. Bake in the oven for 5 minutes, or until the meringue is starting to turn golden in colour and is crisp to touch. Let it cool down, then place it in the fridge for a few hours (this is important) to chill before serving.

FINALLY

Carefully remove your cheesecake from the tin, transfer it to a nice platter and sprinkle with the lime zest . Really nice served with mango, strawberries and raspberries when they're in season.

This cheesecake is everything you would expect from a phenomenal New York-style cheesecake: it’s creamy, tangy and melt-in-your-mouth fantastic.

Let´s have a cup of fine Mistral New York Cheesecake tea with a lovely piece of cake.

WHITE TEA – THE DRINK OF EMPERORS

From the mist-shrouded mountains of China comes an exciting tea - white tea. The Chinese have enjoyed white tea for over a thousand years, but only recently has the rest of the world become aware of this secret brew. It has been the privilege of the rich, and the downfall of an emperor. Journey with us as we explore the beauty and mystery that is white tea.

What Is White Tea?

What makes it so special? Simply put, white tea is the least processed form of tea, made of beautiful silver buds and select leaves which have been steamed and dried.

Because of its minimal processing, white tea contains more nutrients than its black or green cousins, making it the mightiest of the teas, the ultimate health Tea.

Exploring White Tea

Come with us as we delve into white tea lore with our Mistral Apricot Amber which is made from elegant white tea from the Guangxi province with a delicious elderflower and apricot taste. Just one tea for any kind of moment. Welcome to the world of white tea.

What Is White Tea?

What makes it so special? Simply put, white tea is the least processed form of tea, made of beautiful silver buds and select leaves which have been steamed and dried.

Because of its minimal processing, white tea contains more nutrients than its black or green cousins, making it the mightiest of the teas, the ultimate Health Tea.

The Color And Taste Of White Tea

Rare, striking in appearance, and pleasant-tasting, white tea gets its name from the fine silvery white hairs on the unopened buds of the tea plant. The highest quality white tea, Silver Needle, consists only of these buds and is beautiful to behold.

The brew has a light, delicate, slightly sweet flavour that sharpens the senses without overwhelming the tongue.

It has less caffeine than black or green tea, and far less than coffee, making it an excellent choice for those wishing to reduce caffeine.

Tips

  • Only use fresh water for tea, not water that has been sitting in the kettle for days. Fresh water makes the tea taste better.
  • Drink white tea from a clear cup to better to enjoy its delicate appearance.
  • Traditional budset white tea is so expensive because it is made exclusively from a select picking of plump spring buds, with 10,000 handpicked buds making only 2.2 pounds (1 kilo) of the tea.

Exploring White Tea

Come with us as we delve into white tea lore with our Mistral Apricot Amber which is made from elegant white tea from the Guangxi province with a delicious elderflower and apricot taste. A delicacy than can be enjoyed at any time. Welcome to the world of white tea.

JIANGXI – THE AREA WHERE THE BEST GREEN TEA GROWS

jiangxi (江西) is a landlocked province in southeastern China. Jiangxi is bordered by a number of mountain ranges, and much of the province is hilly, but it also has large, flat regions. Jiangxi's climate varies with altitude, but it is generally subtropical and very humid, with strongly seasonal precipitation. Total yearly rainfall is very high, but winter months tend to be relatively dry, and late spring and summer months very wet.

Jiangxi grows tea, like each of the six provinces it borders, although it is significantly less well-known internationally than the bordering provinces like Anhui, Fujian, and Zhejiang. The Wuyuan area in the northeast of Jiangxi is important both to tea production and other forms of agriculture.

Have you tried our Mistral Ginger Dream green tea with mango and ginger?

JIANGXI – THE AREA WHERE THE BEST GREEN TEA GROWS

Jiangxi grows tea, like each of the six provinces it borders, although it is significantly less well-known internationally than the bordering provinces like Anhui, Fujian, and Zhejiang. The Wuyuan area in the northeast of Jiangxi is important both to tea production and other forms of agriculture.

Have you tried our Mistral Ginger Dream green tea with mango and ginger taste ?

FAQ

Are all the packaging materials used enviromentally friendly?

Yes. We use biodegradable pyramid infusers, tags, strings, aroma seals, and protective seals. This means that the materials will biodegrade after 150 days. The papers we use are from ecologically responsible sources, which is why we are FSC-certified.

How can I track my shipment?

When your order is complete, you will recieve a confirmation email with your tracking number. You can enter that number on www.dpd.com/tracking to track the location of your order.

What is the estimated delivery time for my order?

We currently do not deliver to countries outside those listed above but if you are in a country not on the list, we will be happy to advise you on ways you could sample our tea if you contact us. Mistral Grand Selection delivery time varies depending on the country to which the order is shipped:
Slovakia: 1-2 working days
Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Poland: 2-3 working days
Belgium, Denmark (excluding the Faroe Islands), France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Slovenia, Italy, United Kingdom (except Isle of Man), Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden , Croatia: 3-5 working days

My order has not arrived yet. Is my parcel lost?

A confirmation e-mail is sent to you on the day your order is shipped. You can track the order on www.dpd.com/tracking. You can also contact us by calling +421 527 143 200 or sending an email to mistraltea@mistraltea.com.

What can I do if I notice that I made a mistake?

Please send an email as soon as possible to mistraltea@mistraltea.com. Our customer service representative may still be able to make corrections to your order. If the order has already been shipped we will not be able to change it.

The parcel I received does not match my order.

We suggest you to contact our customer service as soon as possible. A fast and efficient solution will be found. Out of stock products are advised per e-mail. Please check your mailbox to ensure that you did not receive any e-mail from us concerning a stock runout. If you are in any way dissatisfied with your order, please contact us by calling +421 527 143 200 or sending an email to mistraltea@mistraltea.com

What kind of flavouring do you use in your teas?

We use only natural flavours. We can guarantee that Mistral Grand Selection is a 100% natural product.

Do you add any artificial ingredients?

No. All of the ingredients used in Mistral Grand Selection are 100% natural.

What payment types do you accept?

We accept VISA, Mastercard.

I want to return my order – how can I proceed?

According to EU law, you have the right to return any item within 14 working days after receiving your parcel. Please take special care to put all breakable products in their original packaging in order to avoid any damages. Any article that has been damaged due to a lack of packaging will not be refunded. To return a parcel, please contact us by calling +421 527 143 200 or sending an email to mistraltea@mistraltea.com.

How will my refund be fulfilled?

Returned products are refunded either directly to your card. In the event we are unable to credit your original method of payment, we will contact you to arrange an alternate method of refund (on your bank account).

Are all the packaging materials used enviromentally friendly?

Yes, we use biodegradable pyramid infusers, tags, strings, aroma seals, and protective seals. This means that the materials will degrade after 150 days. The papers we use are from ecologically responsible sources, that´s why we are FSC certified.

How can I track my shipment?

When your order is complete, you will recieve a confirmation email with your tracking number. You can enter that number at www.dpd.com/tracking to track the location of your order.

What is the estimated delivery time for my order?

We currently do not deliver to countries outside those listed above but are happy to advise you on ways you could sample our tea if you contact us. Mistral Grand Selection delivery time varies depending on the country to which the order is shipped:
Slovakia: 1-2 working days
Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Poland: 2-3 working days
Belgium, Denmark (excluding the Faroe Islands), France, the Netherlands, Luxembourg, Monaco, Slovenia, Italy, United Kingdom (except Isle of Man), Bulgaria, Estonia, Finland, Ireland, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Latvia, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden , Croatia: 3-5 working days

I want to return my order – how can I proceed?

In accordance with EU law, you have the right to return any item within 14 working days of receiving your parcel. Please take special care to put all breakable products in their original packaging in order to avoid any damage. Any article that has been damaged owing to a lack of packaging will not be refunded. To return a parcel, please contact us by calling +421 527 143 200 or sending an email to mistraltea@mistraltea.com.

What payment types do you accept?

We accept VISA, Mastercard.

My order has not arrived yet. Is my parcel lost?

A confirmation e-mail is sent to you on the day your order is shipped. You can track the order on www.dpd.com/tracking. You can also contact us by calling +421 527 143 200 or sending an email to mistraltea@mistraltea.com.

What can I do if I notice that I made a mistake?

Please send an email as soon as possible to mistraltea@mistraltea.com. Our customer service representative may still be able to make corrections to your order. If the order has already been shipped we will not be able to change it.

The parcel I received does not match my order

Please contact our customer service as soon as possible. A fast and efficient solution will be found. If your product is out-of-stock, we notify you by e-mail. Please check your inbox to see if you received an e-mail from us notifying you that a product was out-of-stock. If you are in any way dissatisfied with your order, please contact us by calling +421 527 143 200 or sending an email to mistraltea@mistraltea.com

What kind of flavouring do you use in your teas?

We use only natural flavours. We can guarantee that Mistral Grand Selection is a 100% natural product.

Do you add any artificial ingredients?

No. All of the ingredients used in Mistral Grand Selection are 100% natural.

How will I receive my refund?

Returned products are refunded either directly to your card. If we are unable to credit your original method of payment, we will contact you to arrange an alternative method of refund (to your bank account).

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