Contains very-high antioxidant level of 10-11.95% vs 5-6% for mass-mkt. teas.
Character: Refreshing cool mint flavor in a green tea. A delicious and heady combination. Tea blended with mint is one of the oldest variations in the world of tea. Olfactory scientists claim the mint scent is one of the most recognizable on the planet; pure, refreshing and pungent. The characteristically intense flavor of the herb infuses sweet minty notes that blend beautifully with the tea's mellow and slightly smoky profile. The Pekoe Gunpowder used is from the Uva region of Sri Lanka. It is produced by forgoing the fermentation process required to produce black tea. Instead, the leaves are steamed affter plucking and then hand-rolled into small round pellets. Once immersed in water, these pellets 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 natural flavorings and produces a very satisfying brew. This one is unbelievable over ice.
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka (Ceylon)
Grade: Pekoe Gunpowder
Altitude: 2500 - 3000 feet above sea level
Manuf. Type: Orthodox
Infusion: Pale yellow green
Ingredients: Luxury green tea, Nat. flavors
Hot Tea: This tea is best enjoyed by pouring 180F/90C water over the leaves (1 teaspoons) for 3 minutes (longer=stronger). Don't remove the leaves. Can be infused repeatedly 2-3 times using higher temperatures & shorter infusions until flavor is exhausted.
Iced Tea: Pour 1 1/4 cups of hot water over 6 teaspoons of tea and steep for 5 minutes. Pour into pitcher while straining leaves, add ice and top up with cold water to make a quart of iced tea. Garnish and sweeten to taste.