Strawberry Green

A fresh and smooth flavor with strawberry goodness.
Steeping Time Steep: 2-3 Minutes
Amount: 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Steeping Temperature Water Temp: 195° F
Multiple infusionMultiple Infusion
Low CaffeineLow
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The base tea for this delightful flavored green tea comes from a small tea estate in Sri Lanka called Elpitiya. The estate is medium sized producing nearly 650,000 kilos yearly (1.4 million lbs.-enough to make 300 million cups) and does this on about 900 acres of land in the Kandy district. The manager Mr. Gunawardene takes pride in the estate's accomplishments. Elpitiya only started producing green tea in 1995 and in a few short years, on account of the change in crop has managed to increase the financial return to the estate, allowing it to invest in new equipment and upgraded housing for the workers. In total the estate employs about 400 people but also buys 'green leaf' from small holders (small plot farmers) which in turn has improved the living of another 500 families. Additionally the estate provides health care to its workers at district hospitals and on the estate itself there is a small dispensary manned by a nurse to attend to minor day-to-day injuries. The estate provides free housing to its workers as well as subsidizing food purchases of rice and fish, (vegetables are grown by the workers on small plots around their homes). The estate no longer uses pesticides but does use fertilizers to maintain tea bush yields.

The produce from this estate finds its way to various markets in the Middle East as well as North America The manufacture of this Hyson green tea commences with the fresh leaf being fed onto the Panner whose primary function (through the use of heat) is to arrest the fermentation of the leaf and make it more suitable for the subsequent manufacturing (leaf handling). The leaf extracted from the Panner is passed onto the Moon Type Rollers for a 20 to 25 minute pre-condition rolling. On completion of rolling, the leaf is passed through a primary stage tea drier at low temperature to remove the excess moisture. Following the primary drier stage, the green leaf is fed into the Ball Tea Driers for the final drying and formation of the green tea. This process is long, often taking up to eight to twelve hours depending upon the ambient humidity. The dried green tea is then graded according to the size and the appearance of the leaf.

The main tea grades made at this estate are: Gunpowder Special Grade, Gunpowder grade 1, Chunmee, Sowmee and Young Hyson. Generally grown throughout the world, strawberries are known for being a delicious fruit. One has to consider Florida as the winter capital, whereas many would argue that Belgium is the main capital of the strawberry. In the 13th century, France used the strawberry for medicinal purposes being high in folic acid and vitamin C. The strawberry was first cultivated in ancient Rome and said to be one of Nero's favorite fruits. Thus it is of no surprise that strawberry green tea is one of the most popular flavored green teas available today.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Tin Weight (ounces) No
Ingredients Green tea, Freeze dried strawberries, Safflower petals, Natural Flavoring
Steep Temperature 195° F
Steep Time 2-3 Minutes
Caffeine Level Low Caffeine
Amount Tea 1 Tsp. Per 6 oz.
Multiple Infusion? Yes
Tea Attributes No
Choose Color No


Customer Reviews (4)

tastefulReview by Tati
we liked this flavored sampler more than any other ones.. (Posted on 5/21/2017)
good icesReview by Khedra
I like a fruity tea when I make iced tea, and i found this one to be a good choice. I did find if you oversteep it even a little the tea is very bitter and kills the strawberry taste. So... just be careful with your brewing time! (Posted on 5/13/2016)
A good teaReview by Daniel
This is a good tea, but I found I needed a bit of sweetness with it, honey or raw sugar worked well. I did not taste the strawberries at all, which was a little disappointing but I also tend towards stronger flavors and the strawberry is likely more subtle. It works well as an iced/cold tea, too. (Posted on 1/25/2015)
RefreshingReview by Tasha
At first you get hit with a one- two combo from the sweetness of the strawberry and safflower. Then you get clipped by a more pronounced tartness of the strawberry and green tea that refuses to let go. Very refreshing! (Posted on 5/17/2014)

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