Perfect Peach Green Tea

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Perfect Peach Green Tea
a smooth green tea with lively, luscious peach flavor

FLAVOR PROFILE
Lush peach notes with sweet overtones abound in this delicious cup. The base of this tea is beautiful, dark Sencha green tea generously accented with delicate jasmine petals that enhance the citrus character of the peach flavor. The honey-like finish of this tea is almost irresistible--almost. Lovely served hot or cold, it's especially delicious lightly sweetened and served over ice for a summertime treat even in the doldrums of winter.

The overall cup of Perfect Peach Green Tea is bright and smooth with a sweet, honey-like finish.

BENEFITS
As a green tea, Perfect Peach contains low levels of caffeine.

This particular green tea, blended with jasmine petals, contains high levels of antioxidants. To increase the level of antioxidants, increase amount of leaves and steeping time.

Green tea has been enjoyed for centuries and has been the focus of many studies regarding its health benefits. Green tea contains the catechin epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), a natural antioxidant that helps prevent cell damage and provides many other benefits. Antioxidants reduce the formation of free radicals in the body, protecting cells and molecules from damage. The particular antioxidants found in green tea may also help improve brain function and lower the risk of heart disease.

According to many studies, jasmine petals may lower risk of heart disease, mental decline and certain cancers; as well as improve oral health and boost brain function.


SERVING SUGGESTIONS

Perfect Peach Green
 is excellent served hot or iced. Sugar or other sweeteners, like honey, and lemon may be added to this tea if desired.

PREPARATION
Traditional Hot Tea
Measure one heaping teaspoons of tea leaves per one cup water into a tea filter or into an infuser of your choice. Keep in mind, the infuser you choose must be large enough to allow the tea leaves to swell and unfurl. This allows the tea leaves to release their full flavor. Place filter into teapot or mug. Bring filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil then pour into teapot or mug. Infuse 1-2 minutes, for mild flavor, 2-3 minutes for medium flavor and 3-5 minutes for bold flavor. Remove the filter and discard or remove infuser and discard tea leaves. Garnish as desired with sugar, honey or other sweeteners.

Iced Tea
Measure eight to ten heaping teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place into a teapot or heat resistant pitcher. Bring 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a boil. Immediately pour boiled water over filter into teapot or heat-resistant pitcher. Infuse 3-5 minutes. Remove filter and sweeten tea with ½ cup sugar if desired. Add 2 cups of filtered or freshly drawn water to a serving pitcher. Pour in prepared tea and mix well. Add 2 cups ice and stir. Serve immediately or refrigerate.

Cold-infusion Method*
Measure six to eight teaspoons of tea leaves into a tea filter and place inside a clean glass jar or small pitcher. Position filter so that the tea leaves will be submerged and the top hangs over the side of the jar or pitcher so that leaves do not spill out once water is added. Pour four cups of filtered or freshly drawn water over the filter. Cover with lid or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 8-12 hours (or overnight). *Cold-infused tea has higher levels of antioxidants, less tannins and less caffeine. To serve this tea hot, simply pour the cold-infused tea into a saucepan over medium heat and gently warm to desired temperature.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Perfect Peach Green Tea
, like all teas, should be stored out of direct light and in a cool, dry place.

Properly stored, this tea will stay fresh for up to two years.

Ingredients: green tea, jasmine petals, natural peach flavor (organic compliant)