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Strawberry Tea

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Strawberry Tea is one of the most delicious flavored teas you have tasted! Truly like fresh strawberries. Add a pinch of sugar or try it on ice – terrific!

Ingredients From: Sri Lanka

Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva

Shipping Port(s): Colombo

Grade(s): (Loose Tea): OP (Orange Pekoe)

(Classic Tea Bag): BOPF (Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings)

Growing Altitudes: 4000 – 8500 feet above sea level

Manufacture Type(s): Tea : Orthodox (Traditional leafy)

Infusion: Bright and Coppery.

Antioxidant / Caffeine Level: Low / High

Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Papaya & Strawberry pieces, Lime & Blackberry leaves, and Natural flavors.

Information:
Yet another summertime favorite, particularly over ice. 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 tea is one of the most popular teas around today.

What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?

Firstly... we only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic ‘Ceylon’ tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This ‘dual peak period’ allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.

Secondly... we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat. Thirdly… we specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors, which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat ‘soft ‘ and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.


Type: Flavored