Contains ultra-high antioxidant level of 15.95% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Superb synergy of jasmine, green tea and luscious lichee fruit. Sweet fruit finish.
This tea is based on a Sencha style green tea from Hunan. During manufacture, the freshly plucked leaves are steamed immediately and then bruised either by machine or hand. During the steaming process, the tea is layered with jasmine blossoms and lichee. Next the leaf is either pan-fired - a process that imparts a distinctive glossy look and feel - and dried. Unscented Senchas typically have dark green, needle shaped leaves and produce a pale green to yellow, very bright and smooth cup with a sweetish, honey like finish. The addition of juicy tart lichee and ethereal jasmine infuse the grassy green leaves with an added brightness and touch of pizzazz. The flavor of the tea is incredible - tangy notes of lichee dance above the exotic tones of jasmine intertwined with touches of honey, citrus and green apple. From the first sip you'll understand what makes it so popular.
Country of Origin: China
Grade: China Chunmee style
Altitude: 2500 feet above sea level
Manuf. Type: Pan Fired
Infusion:Pale green to yellow, light cup
Ingredients: Luxury tea, Jasmine blossoms.
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.