100% Certified Organic Loose Leaf Chinese Green Tea
Region: Hunan Province
Elevation: 1500 - 4500 feet above sea level
Grade: Japanese Style, Pan-fired Sencha, Certified Organic Green Tea Premium Loose Leaf
Anti-Oxidant Health Level: Very High
Caffeine Level: Low
Shelf Life: 20 years unopened, 2 years after opening
Premium Ingredients: Organic Green Tea, Organic Dried Strawberries, Organic Natural Flavours (Organic Compliant)
Hot Brew Instructions: 80-90ºC, 1 tsp per 1 cup, 1-3 mins
Cold Brew Iced Tea Instructions: 1 tbsp loose leaf tea makes 1L iced tea, add directly to filtered water in a pitcher and leave overnight 6-8 hours covered.
Description: Long Island Strawberry Green Tea blend combines a Sencha style green from Hunan, China with the sweet flavour of strawberries. Green tea forgoes the fermentation process required to produce black tea. The leaf is steamed after plucking, then bruised either by machine or by hand. After that it's pan or basket fired, leaving it with a distinctive glossy look and lightly sweetish flavour - an almost perfect match for the strawberry in terms of character profile. The juiciness has been further enhanced by the addition of dried papaya pieces and to top it all off as if this wasn't enough, we have made sure everything is 100% certified organic.
Long Island has been famous for its strawberries for as long as people have lived there. Local history books describe people going on picnics and nature hikes to pick the wild berries as far back as the 1850's - and that's only recorded history. Archaeological records show that the Native Americans who inhabited Long Island centuries ago were also fond of the sweet summertime fruit. As time wore on, and car culture began to develop, roadside fruit stands popped up to cater to city folk partaking in the new found pleasure of the country drive. To this day a journey out to Long Island will take you past many such stands and pick-your-own berry patches. This tea is 100% certified USDA and QMI organic. Unfortunately, since the radiation spills, much Japanese style green tea production has been appropriated by China's tea producers.