Organic Lucky Dragon Hyson
Hyson translates to ‘Flourishing Spring’ and this particular variety impacts the fresh green character you would expect to be part of any springtime tea. Traditionally hyson referred to old to medium tea leaves manufactured in a rolled long twisted and sometimes almost clam shape. The term ‘young’ was added to the nomenclature to distinguish that the was made from young leaves and therefore better quality and better tasting.
Long Island Strawberry
Ingredients: green tea, papaya + strawberry pieces, natural flavours
Long Island has been famous for its strawberries for as long as people have lived there. Books tell of people going on picnics and hikes to pick wild strawberries as far back as the 1850s. Records show Native Americans who inhabited the are centuries ago were also fond of the fruit. After the Civil War, farming on Long Island developed rapidly, seeing strawberries being cultivated commercially for the first time. The popularity of the fresh fruit grew quickly and as suburbs and cars grew in prominence, roadside fruit stands began to pop up.
Sencha Cherry Rose
Ingredients: green tea, rose petals, natural flavours
During the spring the city of Kyoto, Japan is ablaze with new cherry blossoms & the air is filled with sweet aroma. The rose petals in this blend stimulate the cherry blossoms & the flavour is reminiscent of the beautiful smells that waft on the springtime breeze.
These tea leaves are specially selected for quality, size & style, they are then rolled into tiny nuggets. Grown in the Zhejiang province of China & in Taiwan. This tea is grown in the latter where generally the better Gunpowder tea is produced. The first tea bushes were planed in Taiwan about 300 years ago with bushes from Fujian Province. The tea growing and production is concentrated around the northern part of Taiwan near Chi-lung.