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Cinnamon Sibu Green Loose Leaf Tea

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CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Sweet cinnamon with notes of rose peeking through smooth green tea flavor.
INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Cinnamon, Rose petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant)
INGREDIENTS FROM: India / China / Egypt
GRADE(S): Sencha - Made to Japanese specifications
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Low
KOSHER: Yes
VEGETARIAN: Yes
VEGAN: Yes

INFUSION: Bright, pale green to yellow, light colored cup
INFORMATION:
 This fantastic green tea is blended with hot cinnamon to represent the fiery Sibu sun and the spicy character of his lost love. Rose petals have also been added in homage to the incredible diversity of flowering plants on the island.

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 BREWING METHOD:
Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in 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).