Ingredients: Sencha style green tea, Manitoba grown strawberries, papaya pieces, calendula petals, natural stevia leaves and natural flavours
Cup Characteristics: Flavourful summer sweet strawberry and papaya pieces round out an exceptionally smooth Sencha green tea, with adding stevia leaves, this tea is sweet by itself
Options: Excellent to make an iced tea with some organic honey or a pinch of sugar
Benefit: Sencha green tea has very high antioxidant properties and helps to increase your immunity. While Vitamins C and E are well-known antioxidants, the levels present in Sencha green tea are hundreds of times more powerful than Vitamin C and twenty five times more powerful than Vitamin E when it comes to protecting the immune system. Among many other benefits that green tea possesses are lowering high blood pressure and reducing overall cholesterol. These make green tea highly effective in preventing heart disease and strokes. Green tea can regulate blood sugar levels in people with diabetes and can actually prevent the onset of the disease. It can also prevent and treat cancer as well as acne.
Fun to know: As one of the most popular summer activities, strawberry picking is well-liked by Manitobans, nothing is better than a family trip to a local strawberry farms, hand-picked some juicy sweet strawberries, and enjoy a great picnic under the sun. After experimenting with a number of teas, a Sencha style green tea from Hunan, China was chosen to blend, it is a perfect match for the sweet flavour of strawberries. Green tea forgoes the fermentation process required to produce black tea. The leaf is steamed after plucking, then bruised either by machine or by hand. After that it’s pan or basket fired, leaving it with a distinctive glossy look and light sweetish flavor – an almost perfect match for the strawberry in terms of character profile. Blended together, the combination of strawberry flavoring and green tea produces a cup that is light and fresh, tempered with delicate notes of juicy sweet strawberry. Brew yourself a pot today and dream of a relaxing cruise through the countryside. A fabulous tea!
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