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Satsuma

Imperial Tea Garden

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  • Satsuma Flavored black tea conjures up images of bygone days of ancient Japan, where Samurai, Geisha, and Emperors once ruled. Satsuma was the name of what is now known as the Kagoshima Prefecture on the southern tip of Kyushu Island.  This ancient kingdom is where the Satsuma, (Latin: Citrus reticulata) is believed to have
    originated.  Sometimes referred to as Satsuma Mandarin, or Satsuma Tangerine, this little fruit has been prized by the people who inhabited the region for centuries.  Orange Pekoe grade leaf from Sri lanka is flavored with natural oils and blended with Calendula petals, White Daisy, Lemon Balm, Cornflower petals, Dried Orange and Marigold for a bright and coppery cup.  This tea is equally delicious served hot or over ice for a truly remarkable
    iced tea.



  • Origin:  Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, & Uva Sri Lanka

    Grade:  OP (Orange Pekoe)

    Altitude: 4000 - 8500 feet above sea level

    Manufacture Type:  Orthodox (Traditional Leafy)

    Characteristics:  A tea that is sprightly and alive with a bright cleansing cup.  Hints of lime and passion fruit perk up the finish.



  • Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: Put 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste.


    Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations:
    AMOUNT TO USE: To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 slightly heaping teaspoons of loose tea into a teapot. Pour 1¼ cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.

    BREWING RECOMMENDATIONS: Steep 5 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher straining the tea. Add ice, top-up with cold water, garnish and sweeten to taste.


  • Caffeine Level ~ MEDIUM

     



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