|Country of Origin|
|“Full Monty” ginger awakens taste buds leading them to an astringent premium Japan Sencha finish.|
|Bright, pale green to yellow, light colored cup.|
|Luxury green tea, Natural dried ginger pieces.|
|This tea is based on a Sencha style green tea from Hunan Province in South Eastern China. In Hunan, Sencha is manufactured according to Japanese standards in which the freshly plucked leaves are steamed prior to processing. When finished, Sencha is known for its dark green, needle shaped leaf and pale green, yellowish liquor. Like all green teas, Sencha is known to be exceptionally high in antioxidants and polyphenols. As such, recent scientific research appears to indicate that it may have an impact in the prevention of certain types of cancers.|
In recent years, a select number of Chinese manufacturers have begun to produce exceptional examples of teas traditionally associated with other tea producing regions, most notably Japan, i.e. Sencha. While this may seem counterintuitive, the practice is essentially the same as that of New World vineyards growing traditionally Old World grape varieties. (Think of Cabernet Sauvignon, a French grape, attaining near legendary status at the hands of Australian vintners.) Ginger Green tea makes the perfect companion to spicy Asian inspired dishes. Ginger works to cool the mouth.
Hot tea brewing method: Bring freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 teaspoon of tea for each cup into the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).
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.