Profile : Lemon Spice
Loose - Flavored Black Tea
March 6, 2019
CUP CHARACTERISTICS: Lively and flavorful lemon combined with delicious hints of cinnamon create a melody for your taste buds.
Ingredients: Black tea, Cinnamon, Pineapple pieces, Lemongrass leaves, Sunflower + Calendula petals, Natural flavors(organic compliant).
INGREDIENTS FROM: Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands / Nilgiri / Petchabun / Nile River Delta + Fayoum / Gdansk
REGION(S): Sri Lanka / Kenya / India / Thailand / Egypt / Poland
SHIPPING PORT(S): Colombo / Mombasa / Cochin / Alexandria / Gdansk
GROWING ALTITUDES: 4000 - 8500 feet above sea level
GRADE(S): OP (Orange Pekoe)
MANUFACTURE TYPE(S): Orthodox (Traditional leafy)
ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: High
CAFFEINE LEVEL: Medium
INFUSION: Bright and coppery
lemon is a small evergreen tree native to Asia, but it is also grown in
the Mediterranean as well as North America and Israel. The lemon is
reported to be an energizing tonic, which wards off infection, relieve
colds and the flu when used in moderation. It even has benefits for the
skin. In Europe, the lemon is regarded as something of a 'cure all'!
Cinnamon on the other hand, is commonly used as a flavoring agent for
foods and in this instance, tea. Being astringent and stimulative as
well as a digestive aid; cinnamon is generally used as an adjunct to
other remedies. Cinnamon has been reported as the spice that was
responsible for the beginning of modern world trade. Initially it was
the Dutch who coveted its special properties but with time the need for
cinnamon spread to other countries in Europe. Combining lemon and
cinnamon we have created a lively and melodic taste.
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri
Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts
produce flavorful teas that have classic 'Ceylon' tea character which is
noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency,
bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base
tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other
origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none
of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara
Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the
eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This 'dual
peak period' allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends
several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory
holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
Thirdly. we specify
natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do
not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for
many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors,
which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not
leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should
be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat 'soft ' and the
flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one
of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.