Contains very high antioxidant level of 11.65% vs 5-6% for mass-market teas.
Character: Delicious with delightful fruity-like early season flavor. The superior quality Peacock #1 tea is exceptionally well graded with solid taste properties - slightly vegetative and fruity, but refreshing and clean. It is said that if you look closely at the infused leaf you will see the fan of the peacockâ€™s tail feathers. This tea has a delightful fruity-like character, which is on account of the plucking and time of year it is grown. The finest crop is plucked in the early season (March/April), before the May rains have swelled the tender leaves and the noonday sun stresses the tea bush to the point it affects flavor. 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: Jiangxi Province
Grade: Special handmade peacock style
Altitude: up to 2500 feet above sea level
Manuf. Type: Hand rolled and formed
Infusion: Tending bright emerald green
Ingredients: Luxury organic green tea
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 tsp per cup) for 1-3 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)