From the photo, this tea doesn’t look like much, but don’t let that fool you! Strawberry Smile is certain to put a smile on your face when you taste this juicy, refreshing and crisp green tea. Not just any strawberry green tea, this tea also includes the flavor of Lychee fruit, as well as highlights of roses and jasmine floral notes to lend a sweet and feminine finish to this summer must-have tea.
Local Coffee + Tea describes this tea as:
Sencha is the most widely consumed tea in Japan and translates to mean ‘most common’ – but this tea is certainly not! Our Strawberry Smile is loaded with subtle strawberry and lychee fruit, sprinkled with Jasmine and Rose blossoms. Guaranteed to put a smile on your face, and if you are smiling as you read this, wait until you taste it!
Our unique blend produces a nicely balanced sweet and fruity flavor with an unforgettable taste experience which makes it one of our best sellers.
The emerald green leaves are picked between March and May each year, then lightly steamed. Sencha has long been used by Zen monks for stimulating and soothing qualities which promote mental clarity and calmness. With a high concentration of antioxidants green tea is said to lower cholesterol, regulate blood sugar and aid digestion by metabolizing fats. Strawberry Smile should be prepared using water no hotter than 194 degrees and steeped for 2-3 minutes only. Use a teaspoon per 6oz serving.
When the leaves unfurl in the water, they become large, long leaves that are crisp and refreshing with no hint of grassiness to the flavor. These are delicious Sencha leaves, with the most lovely green tea flavor as a base for the other delicious flavors in the tea. The strawberry and lychee flavors are most prominent and are so incredibly juicy, making this brew delicious whether served hot or iced.
The aroma of the leaves is also extremely strong and juicy, making your mouth water before you even taste the tea! The perfect drink on a summer’s day!