Lemon Sencha Iced Tea
Using 2tsp of tea per person, cover leaves with hot water and top up with cold water and ice. Add fresh fruit to garnish
Nothing says refreshing more than our Lemon Sencha Iced Tea. This tasty treat relaxes the mind, body and soul with every sip. It boasts refined citrusy notes with indulgently grassy undertones. Summers won't be the same without it.
We pack this Tea, like almost all of our products, fresh to order. This ensures not only quality but also consistency. It means that one gets exceptional taste and aroma time and time again. What more could you want from your new favourite cuppa'?
Lemongrass in this Tea
The citrusy taste of Lemon Sencha Iced Tea is not solely down to the addition of lemon peel. Another ingredient, lemongrass, plays a significant role in the overall flavour of this delectable beverage.
Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) is a tall, perennial grass that often grows in thick clusters. It can reach heights of up to 3 metres (approx 10 feet) and flourishes in many temperate and subtropical climates globally.
In South America, in particular, lemongrass has a close association with folk medicine. In Brazil, Quilombo communities use lemongrass to treat respiratory disorders. Such is its importance to their culture that Lemongrass Tea has garnered a nickname: "Fever Tea".
Sencha Green in this Tea
Sencha most likely originates from China. However, the Japanese still believe they created this Tea! They even have their own story revolving around an 18th Century Tea farmer named Soan Nagatani from Uji, near Kyoto. Who will you believe?
According to this tale, 58-year-old Soan Nagatani 'invented' Sencha in 1738 after experimenting with different processing techniques. He eventually created a beverage resembling that of modern-day Sencha.
He took his new creation to Edo (present-day Tokyo). There, Nagatani visited a local Tea shop. The owner of the shop expressed interest in trying his Tea, eventually dubbing it "tenka ichi" ('天下一'), meaning "first under the heavens".
Type of Tea: Green Tea.
Ingredients: Chinese Green Tea, Lemon Peel, Lemongrass and Natural Flavouring.
Brewing Instructions: Using 2 tsp of Tea per person, pour over water of 80 degrees in temperature so that it just covers the loose leaf. Following this, brew for 1-2 minutes, strain the leaves, and top up with cold water and ice cubes with any personal additions and decoration.
How to Serve: Perhaps unsurprisingly, this Tea suits the addition of lemon. Additionally, one might consider honey.
Tasting Notes: A crisp and clean tasting Tea with bold, sweet, citrusy notes.
Colour in Cup: Yellowy-green liquor, light in tone.
Health Benefits of Lemon Sencha Iced Tea
Research indicates that the polyphenols in Green Tea can boost the metabolism of fat cells during periods of moderate exercise. This, in turn, enhances the body's capacity for weight loss. Providing one exercises frequently and eats healthily, this infusion can, in reality, support those wishing to lose a few pounds.
Health PointsAnti Oxidants, Hydration, Refreshing
Time of DayBreakfast, Lunchtime, Afternoon