Contains high antioxidant level of 8.75% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: fresh and smooth with excellent depth & body. The cherry flavoring and subtle rose hints give it an exotic character. Cherries, particularly the Montmorency cherry, have a distinctive taste and explode with rich sweet flavour when combined with tea from Hunan and subtle rose. Generally recognized as a rich source of antioxidants. Hunan Province produces some excellent Japanese style sencha green teas. Early in the new season the tea is a bright emerald green and has the best flavor noted by a spring fresh character with pungency and body. Flavored tea is a relatively new phenomena and combining flavors with roses and Japanese style green tea is almost considered "avant garde" by our Japanese friends. Organic tea is produced without the input of chemical fertilizers or pesticides and herbicides. Certified Organic by QMI Organic Inc. Certificate #: 150 - 2008. USDA Certified Organic.
Country of Origin: China
Region: Hunan Province
Grade: Japanese Sencha style
Altitude: About 2500 ft above sea level
Manuf. Type: Pan fired
Infusion: Pale yellow green
Ingredients: Luxury organic green tea, Organic rose petals & natural flavors
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 tsp per cup) 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.
Note: As a Certified Organic Food Handler and Tea Supplier these products are certified 100% organic and are grown without conventional pesticides, petroleum based fertilizers or sewage-sludge based fertilizers. Our producer is certified by the following organic programs:
- NOP (US - USDA - CERT: 150-2008)
- COR (CANADA - CFIA - CERT: 150-2008)
- EU (Organic Farmers and Growers - CERT: CANP0038)