|Country of Origin|
|Sweet cinnamon with notes of rose peeking through smooth green tea flavor.|
|Bright pale green to yellow, light colored cup.|
|Luxury green tea, Cinnamon pieces, Rose petals, Natural Flavors.|
|The base of this wonderfully smooth tea is a Sencha style green tea manufactured in Hunan Province, South Eastern China. Sencha, a Japanese style green tea, is produced by skipping the fermentation process required for black tea. Interestingly, both green and black teas can be produced from the same bushes. In green manufacture, the freshly plucked leaves are steamed or heated (to kill the enzymes that cause fermentation) immediately and then bruised by machine or hand. Next the leaf is pan-fried or sometimes basket fired, processes that give the tea its distinctive glossy look and feel. The finished tea has a dark green, needle shaped leaf and produces a pale green, yellowish liquor with a very bright cup and sweet, honey like finish. If the sky threatens rain or the temperature begins to dip, brew a steaming pot and let the hot spicy cinnamon notes transport you to the warm beaches of Sibu. (This tea is also fantastic poured over ice!)|
Hot tea brewing method: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used repeatedly, about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about 180F or 90C. Place 1 teaspoon in your cup, let the tea steep for about 3 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment - do not remove the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low, add more water, and so on and so on until the flavor of the tea is exhausted. Look at the pattern of the leaves, they foretell your fortune. Alternatively as with all top quality teas, scoop 2-4 teaspoons of tea into the teapot, pour in boiling water that has been freshly drawn (previously boiled water has lost most of its oxygen and therefore tends to be flat tasting), steep for 2-4 minutes (to taste), stir (virtually all the leaves will sink), pour into your cup but do not add milk or sugar since green tea is enjoyed straight-up.
Iced tea-brewing method: (to make 1 qt): Place 6 teaspoons of tea into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Pour 1 1/4 cups of freshly boiled water over the tea. Steep for 5 minutes. Quarter fill a serving pitcher with cold water. Pour the tea into your serving pitcher straining the leaves. Add ice and top up the pitcher with cold water. Garnish and sweeten to taste. A rule of thumb when preparing fresh brewed iced tea is to double the strength of hot tea since it will be poured over ice and diluted with cold water.