Decaf English Breakfast # M. 1/2 lb

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Decaf English Breakfast
Your Price: $32.00
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Item Number: 6562
Brand: Loose Leaf 1/4 lb -2.2 lb
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Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Region: Dimbula
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: FP (Flowery Pekoe)
Altitude: 4500 - 5500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: A full-bodied tea with some fruity notes.
Infusion: Cup tends bright, consistent with high quality tea.
Ingredients: Luxury decaffeinated black tea
Information:
It has long been rumored that the Queen of England insists on drinking only decaffeinated teas past noon. To purists it might sound outlandish that the reining sovereign of the most famous of all tea drinking nations should do such a thing, but apparently it’s true. And it could well be, since drinking decaf allows those who are caffeine sensitive to reap all the health benefits of tea without getting the jitters. Tea, proper tea that is, produced from Camellia Sinensis, is one of Mother Nature’s best options in terms of getting cancer-fighting polyphenols and antioxidants into your body. It’s also a great source of vitamin C. (By some counts a cup of tea contains the vitamin C of 3 oranges.) The problem for many years was that decaffeinated teas were invariably awful. At the factory level, finished tea underwent a chemical based decaffeination process that stripped the caffeine and with it many of the natural healthy compounds found in the untreated leaf. (It also left an unpleasant aftertaste most unbefitting the breakfast table of her Highness.)
Chemical Free CO2 Process removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. Instead, finished tea is briefly soaked in exceptionally pure water and gently flushed with CO2. The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact - so it’s still good for you. (Long live the Queen!)
Simply put, this is a wonderful tea. The blend is based on FP leaf from Sri Lanka’s Dimbula region, harvested high up in the mountains above Colombo. Our supplier is one of the country’s premium growers and has been supplying us with tea for decades. For a decaf, the cup is decidedly self-assured with lovely floral notes, medium body, balanced astringency and long finish. (The cup is so good it has actually fooled professional tea tasters into believing it was untreated.) A wonderful all-day breakfast tea that opens wonderfully with milk.
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). Pour into your cup and add milk and sugar to taste.

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