CUP CHARACTERISTICS: A blend of high quality green tea with sweet cherry flavoring & subtle rose hints give the tea a wonderful exotic character.
INGREDIENTS:Green tea, Rose petals, Natural flavors (Organic Compliant)
INGREDIENTS FROM: India / China / Egypt
GRADE(S):Sencha - Made to Japanese specifications
INFUSION:Pale yellow / green
INFORMATION: Hunan Province produces some excellent Japanese style 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. [In Hunan the tea starts growing about March 15th, and between then and the end of April the quality is very good. Once you pass April, the quality plummets on account of the volume of leaf taken in and the bushes growing too quickly. Our policy is that we only buy our China tea requirements from tea grown between March 15 and April 15 - you will taste our quality and dedication to better tea when you compare our tea with similarly graded teas]. Sencha is commonly used in Japanese tea ceremonies marking events of personal importance. In this type of ceremony it is the ritual that is of paramount importance as the individual is being acknowledged. 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.
HOT BREWING METHOD: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 tea bag 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).