Brew with water at 75 to 80 degrees and brew for 2 to 3 minutes, be careful not to over infuse
Cherry Green Tea is full of character, flavour and health benefits. We use the finest quality Chinese Gunpowder Green Tea in the making of this beverage. To this, we add natural cherry flavouring, which in turn creates a distinctly summery infusion. Indeed, there is nothing better than relaxing in the garden with a cup of Cherry Green Tea to hand.
Green Tea Facts
- Did you know that, according to legend, a Chinese Emperor named Shennong discovered Green Tea in 2737 BCE?
- Did you know that the first reference to Green Tea benefits was in a book called "Tea Classic" from the eighth century CE?
- Did you know that Green Tea is the second least processed type after White Tea?
What is Gunpowder Green Tea?
The main difference between this beverage and standard Green Tea is that producers roll the leaves into small, round pellets. It allegedly gets its name from the shape of the leaves, which some say resemble the lead shots used in muskets. However, this is just one theory.
Another theory is that the name stems from the Mandarin Chinese term for "freshly brewed". Spoken in its correct dialect, this phrase sounds like the English word "Gunpowder". It's likely we'll never know for sure. But that doesn't change our love for this delectable infusion.
Gunpowder originates from the Zhejiang province of China. Today, however, its production takes place in other Chinese provinces. This includes Guangdong, Anhui, Hunan and Fujian. Additionally, the controversial state of Taiwan has its own Formosa Gunpowder.
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Brewing Instructions: Brew with fresh water at temperatures between 75 and 80 degrees. Infuse for 2 to 3 minutes, being sure not to burn or over-brew the leaves.
How to Serve: This Tea tastes best without any accompaniments. Some, however, may choose to add a slice of lemon or a dollop of honey.
Tasting Notes: Enjoy sweet but subtle flavours of cherry with fresh, grassy undertones.
Colour in Cup: Golden-yellow liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Cherry Green Tea
Cherry Green Tea can improve cardiovascular health in many ways. One study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has the answers. According to this study, its abundance in flavonoids can improve endothelial function and flow-mediated dilation (FMD).
This improves bioactivity of the endothelium-derived vasodilator nitric oxide (referring to the widening of blood vessels) by enhancing synthesis. Ultimately, this particular Green Tea benefit can reduce the risk of developing atherosclerosis.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Detox, Hydration, Refreshing, Relaxing, Weight Loss
Time of DayBreakfast, Afternoon, Evening