This superbly flavored blend has as its base a Sencha-style green tea manufactured in Hunan Province in Southeastern China. Interestingly enough, green and black teas can be produced from the same plants. Green tea is produced by forgoeing the fermentation process required to produce black tea. Instead, the leaves are steamed as soon as they are plucked, and then bruised either by machine or by hand. The leaves are then pan-fried or basket fired - a process that gives the tea its distinctive glossy look and feel. Sencha green teas typically have dark green, needle-shaped leaves and produce a pale green to yellow, very bright, smooth cup with a sweetish, honey-like finish. It is this slight natural sweetness that allows this tea to blend so well with the natural orange flavorings. As an added touch, tiny safflower petals are added to enhance the visual appeal of this blend. This one is also fabulous over ice.
Orange Green Tea - Japanese
- Cup Characteristics: Sweet orange flavor is magically intertwined with tangerine and mandarin notes. Refreshing citrus finish. Infusion: Bright, pale green to yellow, light colored cup. Luxury Ingredients: Green tea, safflower petals, and natural flavors.