Character: As a hot tea it is refreshing and lively, as an iced tea - Ooh la la! This decaf Sencha style green tea was grown and produced in China's Hunan Province. The exceptional leaf is decaffeinated using a patented Chemical Free CO2 process. During the process, naturally occurring CO2 is circulated under high pressure to extract caffeine. Not only is this process completely chemical free and kind to the environment, it leaves none of the chemical flavor residue associated with chemically decaffeinated teas. The light, fresh taste that is the result makes this tea a natural for blending with dried fruits and herbs, and it retains 95% of its polyphenol potency. As with all festivals in Japan, the Sendai Tanabata festival is a great time for drinking tea! This fabulous blend of green tea and lemon commemorates it.
Country of Origin: China
Grade: Japan Sencha Style
Altitude: 1500 feet above sea level
Manuf. Type: Pan fired
Infusion: Bright and green
Ingredients: Co2 Decaffeinated green tea, Lemon grass, Lemon + Lime pieces, Calendula + Sunflower petals.
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoons) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.