The base of this tea is a Sencha-style green manufactured in Hunan Province, South Eastern China. A Japanese-style green tea, Sencha is made by skipping the fermentation process required to produce black tea. Interestingly, both green and black teas can be produced from the same bushes. In green manufacture, the freshly plucked leaves are steamed or heated (to kill the enzymes that cause fermentation) immediately and then bruised either by machine or hand. Next the leaf is pan-fried or basket fired - a process that gives the tea its distinctive glossy look and feel. Senchas typically have dark green, needle shaped leaves and produce a pale green to yellow, very bright and smooth cup with a sweetish, honey-like finish. Blended into this green tea is the natural flavoring of Cassis, a sweet fruity liqueur made from black currants.
Blackberry Green Tea
- Cup Characteristics: Beguiling currant, smooth green tea flavor. Infusion: Bright pale green to yellow, light colored cup. Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, currant pieces, and natural flavors.