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Vanilla Bean Green

$6.00$40.80

A classic Sencha green tea flavored with creamy vanilla—because sometimes it’s all about simplicity.

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We originally introduced Vanilla Bean Green as a holiday tea, but it was so popular that we decided to add it to our regular line up and make it available all year long.  You’re welcome.

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 often sweeter than their Japanese counterparts, are generally either pan fried, sun dried or bake cured.

Did you know that vanilla is the fruit of an orchid native only to Central America?  Although there are over 20,000 varieties of orchids, only one bears an edible vanilla pod.  Vanilla is the second most expensive spice in the world, next to saffron.

Vanilla Bean Green is made using a Japanese style Sencha green tea that is very high in Vitamin C, and is one of the few green teas that we recommend adding a little milk or cream to if you are so inclined.  Vanilla Bean Green is also slightly sweet and pairs well with buttery cookies like shortbread. It also works well with chicken, rice and melon.

We recommend steeping Vanilla Bean Green for 1-2 minutes at 180°.

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