Viston East Frisian Tea
Viston East Frisian Tea
Viston East Frisian Tea
Viston East Frisian Tea
Viston East Frisian Tea

Viston East Frisian Tea


Viston East Frisian Loose Leaf Tea - Strong & Spicy - Replacement for Strong Assam Tea Bags - 40 Cups

Viston East Frisian tea is our best loose leaf black tea to replace store-bought Assam or other strong black tea bags. Brew up to 40 cups with 70g of loose tea.

Details for Viston East Frisian tea

  • Size - 70g loose black tea (brews 30-40 cups)
  • Type - loose leaf black tea blend
  • Replaces - store-bought Assam or other strong black tea bag teas
  • Ingredients - blend of Assam black teas
  • Region - India, Assam

About Viston East Frisian Tea

Our loose leaf East Frisian tea is a strong black tea that is malty and slightly spicy, with earthy and woody tones. A blend of strong Assam black teas creates a hearty and full-bodied, deep copper-colored cup. The richness and playful spiciness of this tea will quickly make it your favorite.

East Frisia is a region in north-central Germany, where people drink the most tea per capita in the world. They have a deep-running tradition of taking strong black tea with cream and rock sugar as part of their tea ceremony. We encourage you to try it: make our East Frisian tea in a teapot, put a piece of rock sugar in a small cup, pour hot tea from the teapot into the cup, and add a large spoon of cream - do not stir! By tasting all three layers - malty Assam tea, cream, and sugar you will get the best east Frisian black tea experience.

Real taste can only be experienced through loose tea

If you've been drinking strong Assam teas from tea bags - you will love our loose leaf blend of your tea. We love strong tea, but have found that black tea from tea bags doesn't cut it - it gets bitter yet there isn't much of a taste, if anything, it tastes stale. Only loose leaf tea will give you that warm buzz while tasting fresh and without getting bitter.

We encourage you to contrast any store-bought Assam tea bags you may have with Viston East Frisian tea and taste the difference by yourself. We promise you, after trying loose leaf tea, you will never go back to tea bags.

What makes our East Frisian tea great

  • The heartiness and richness of this Assam tea make it a great tea to drink on your tea break any time of the day. This is the kind of tea, that most people want when they want black tea.
  • East Frisian blend from Assam teas will withstand cream or milk and sugar, in fact, according to the traditions in East Frisia - it is the preferred way to take this tea. Definitely try the traditional East Frisian tea ceremony.
  • Doesn't get bitter like teas from tea bags would.
  • Great base for making Kombucha.

Brewing instructions for the perfect cup

East Frisian follows the standard instructions for preparing loose leaf black teas:

  1. Put 1 teaspoon (~2g) of loose leaves per 1 cup (~250ml) of water in a teapot or an infuser.
  2. Pour boiling (100°C) water on the leaves.
  3. Let the tea steep for 3 to 5 minutes, longer times will produce a stronger brew.
  4. Strain the tea to remove the leaves from the water (or pour the tea out of the teapot).
  5. Let it cool down for a bit and enjoy straight, or as part of East Frisian tea ceremony!

Things to know when replacing tea bags with loose tea

If you have been using tea bags to prepare tea, there are some general tips you can follow to make a perfect cup with loose leaves.

High-quality tea generally doesn't come in tea bags

If you cut open a tea bag you will find either dust or fannings. It's leftover tea from production. Use real loose-leaf tea, like Viston to have the best experience.

Loose leaves take longer to brew and release their flavor

Brew black tea for 3-5 minutes, as opposed to 30 seconds for tea bags - don't worry, high-quality tea will not get bitter quickly and it's too hot to drink it right away anyway.

Tea is only as good as water used to prepare it

Don't use hard or chlorinated water to make tea. Preferably, use filtered water. Try not to reuse the same water many times if possible, because the minerals will get depleted and the resulting brew will taste stale.

Temperature is important

East Frisian tea is best prepared with boiling water at 96°C-100°C. Green tea requires a temperature of 80°C-85°C, otherwise, it can get burnt and taste bitter. When preparing it, just wait a few minutes or transfer water between two cups a few times before pouring it on leaves.

Loose tea can be steeped several times

Tea bags are designed to release all their potential at once. Loose leaves can be reused to brew several cups. Each infusion of the same leaves will result in a brew that tastes slightly different. However, you will have to steep them a bit longer each time.

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