Long before the marketplace was
flooded with teas flavored with
orange-spice or mango, the delicate
flavors of tea were naturally
enhanced. This mixture of Japanese
green tea with toasted rice is a perfect
example of tea\u2019s versatility. Toasty
and Malty with a smooth, rounded
body and satisfying aroma. Color:
Gunpowder tea gets its name from the
appearance of the leaves, which are
rolled tightly into small, round
greyish-green pellets ranging from
pinhead to pea leaf resembling old-
fashioned gunpowder. The tight roll
helps Gunpowder remain fresher
longer than other teas. Bittersweet,
Pungent with smoky aroma. The cup
is medium body.
Sencha Saga remains the most
popular Japanese tea. Usually
steamed and machine-fired, Sencha
has a shiny or semi-polished
appearance. Classic Japanese Sencha
green tea taste profile is fresh and
lively, with a fresh vegetal flavor, and
a grassy aroma.
Color: Pale green.
Jasmine tea is the oldest of all scented
teas. Its base is a Souchong tea,
slightly less oxidized than oolong tea.
As the tea is being dried with hot air,
fresh Jasmine petals\u2019 are placed in
front of the fans. When the petals
fragrance has been exhausted, the
spent petals are placed in the base
tea. Contrary to popular belief, the
finest, sweetest grades contain fewer
petals. Smooth fragrance of a garden
bloom, with a liquor that is lightly
sweet and very smooth.
A beautiful Japanese green sencha
leaf tipped with the sensuous
Produced in the Fukien
province, the tea bushes
from which these Oolongs
are picked are short,
spreading shrubs. The
tightly twisted leaves
produce an aromatic,
brownish-orange liquor that
has an invigorating, full-
bodied taste with a long-
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