Madam ApricotMay 28, 2018
$9.00 – $61.20
Zesty orange slices and sweet almonds make this green tea blend an instant favorite. It falls on the more savory side of the flavor spectrum, making it the perfect choice for someone looking for an alternative to the more common fruity green teas.
Please note that this blend contains nuts (almonds).
Like all tea, green tea comes from the Camellia Sinensis plant. The difference is in how it is processed. Green tea is the only type of tea that is never allowed to oxidize. In fact, shortly after they are harvested, green teas are heated in order to halt the oxidation process. Heating the leaves also serves to preserve their chlorophyll, allowing them to retain their vibrant green color. The method used to heat the leaves greatly influences the tea’s flavor. Traditionally, Japanese green teas are steamed which produces a bold, thick vegetal flavor. Chinese green teas, which are more subtle and sometimes sweeter than their Japanese counterparts, are generally either pan fried, sun dried or bake cured.
Orange Amaretto has a Sencha base, which is a steam-heated Japanese style green tea. The almonds highlight the Sencha’s delicate sweetness, making this a tea that does very well without the addition of sugar. It is extremely versatile and equally popular hot or iced.
Orange Amaretto pairs beautifully with an after dinner cheese course, particularly one with a fair amount of soft and mild creamy cheeses like ricotta, Spanish goat cheese or mascarpone.
We recommend steeping Orange Amaretto for 1-2 minutes at 180°. Be careful not to over-steep it. Senchas have a tendency to become bitter if steeped too long or using water that is too hot. If you follow our guidelines it will be just right.
Ingredients: Green tea, orange slices, almonds, flavoring, pink peppercorns, safflower. Please note that this tea contains nuts.