(Green Tea with natural flavors)
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Shipping Port: Colombo
Grade: Pekoe Gunpowder
Altitude: 2500 – 3000 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Orthodox
Cup Characteristics: Refreshing cool mint flavor in a green tea. A delicious and heady combination.
Infusion: Pale yellow green.
Ingredients: Luxury green tea, Natural flavors.
Tea blended with mint (Latin: Mentha piperita) is one of the oldest
variations in the world of tea. From Armenia, where mint is known as
Ananookh, to Khazakstan, where it goes by the name Jiyek jalbiz, to
Morocco where it is called Eqama, people have been adding fresh mint
leaves to tea for at least a thousand years. But even before it was
added to tea, the bitingly sweet herb was enjoyed on it's own, or in oil
form, for hundreds of years before that. For example, did you know that
Mint was mentioned in the Old Testament? It's in there. In the Bible's
original Greek it was called hedyosmon, which translates directly into
English as "the sweet smelling one". And a sweet smelling herb it is.
Olfactory scientists claim that the scent of mint is one of the most
recognizable on the planet. The scent is pure, refreshing, pungnet and
slightly burning when highly concentrated.
We think you'll be delighted by this tea. The characteristically intense
flavor of the herb infuses sweet minty notes that blend beautifully
with the tea's mellow and slightly smoky profile. The particular tea
we've used is Pekoe Gunpowder from the Uva region of Sri Lanka. Green
Gunpowder is produced by forgoing the fermentation process required to
produce black tea. Instead, the leaves are steamed as soon as they are
plucked and then hand-rolled into small round pellets. Once immersed in
water, these pellets gracefully open to reveal a full leaf. Gunpowder
teas typically have a dark coppery green color, and produce a pale
yellowy green infusion, with a smooth, slightly smoky cup with a
sweetish finish. The tea is highly receptive to the addition of our
natural flavorings and produces a very satisfying brew. Make yourself a
pot today and enjoy a cup of this minty fresh tea! This one is
unbelievable over ice.
Hot tea brewing method: When preparing by the cup, this tea can be used
repeatedly - about 3 times. The secret is to use water that is about
180°F or 90°C. Place 1 teaspoon in your cup, let the tea steep for about
3 minutes and then begin enjoying a cup of enchantment - do not remove
the leaves from the cup. Once the water level is low - add more water,
and so on and so on - until the flavor of the tea is exhausted. Look at
the pattern of the leaves, they foretell your fortune.
Alternatively as with all top quality teas, scoop 2-4 teaspoons of tea
into the teapot, pour in boiling water that has been freshly drawn
(previously boiled water has lost most of its oxygen and therefore tends
to be flat tasting), steep for 2-4 minutes (to taste), stir (virtually
all the leaves will sink), pour into your cup but do not add milk or
sugar since green tea is enjoyed ‘straight-up’.