Generally recognized as a rich source of antioxidants, particularly the Montmorency variety, cherries are delicious in main courses, salads, side dishes and of course beverages. The blossoming of the cherry tree is quite an event in Japan and is generally known as ‘the spirit of the season’. Cherries explode with rich sweet flavour when combined with green tea from Hunan and subtle rose.
Kyoto is the current cultural centre of Japan and centuries ago Kyoto was the religious capital of Japan. The relics of this past are evident throughout the city. Beside the multitude of temples that dot the city, and the wonderful parks where religious scholars once walked, the city has more the 1000 Torjii – those typical gate/arch structures that one associates with Japan. The Torjii are large with the top shaped like a curved samurai sword (respect) and the two pillars are solid and stately (well being). During the springtime this area of Japan is ablaze with the new season cherry blossoms and the air is filled with sweet aroma. (The rose petals in this blend are intended to simulate these delicate cherry blossoms and the flavor is reminiscent of the beautiful smells waft on the springtime breezes.) It is little wonder that this ancient city has a very high ratio of tearooms and this tea was created to honor (very important in Japan) this wonderful time of the year.
Hunan Province produces some excellent Japanese style green teas. Early in the new season the tea is a bright emerald green and has the best flavor noted by a spring fresh character with pungency and body. In Hunan the tea starts growing about March 15th, and between then and the end of April the quality is very good. Once you pass April, the quality plummets on account of the volume of leaf taken in and the bushes growing too quickly. Our policy is that we only buy our China tea from tea grown between March 15 and April 15 – you will taste our quality and dedication to better tea when you compare our tea with similarly graded teas.
Ingredients From: China
Region: Hunan Province
Grade: Sencha – Made to Japanese specifications
Altitude: 1500 – 4500 feet above sea level
Manufacture Type: Pan fired green tea
Infusion: Pale yellow green
Cup Characteristics: This tea is fresh and smooth with excellent depth and body. The cherry flavoring and subtle
rose hints give the tea a wildly exotic character.
Antioxidant / Caffeine Level: High / Low
Luxury Ingredients: Certified Organic Green tea, Certified Organic Rose petals, and Organic Compliant Natural flavors.