Our Fair Trade Certified Cherry Sencha organic green tea pairs a blend of sencha-style green teas with the sweet-tart flavor of real cherries. The concentrated fruity aroma gives way to a subtly-tart cherry flavor that is in perfect balance with the green tea in the cup. Like all of our flavored blends, this organic loose tea tea uses only the highest quality teas, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!
Ingredients: organic Chinese and Indian green teas, organic rosehips, organic calendula petals, organic safflowers and natural cherry flavor
Serving Size: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Aubrey Says: Hint: We found the cherry flavor is more prominent when this tea is cool verses hot. So, to maximize the cherry essence serve this tea cool or iced.
Posted by Unknown on 9th Mar 2013
I did not care for this one only because I don't like cherries. I thought i did when I tried this then found out I do not.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Sep 2012
This tea is very mild. I too wish the cherry was more pronounced. I blend it now with some of my unflavored teas.
Posted by Lukasz M. on 7th Mar 2012
I usually don't go for flavored teas. They often come off too artificial to me and in fact often include artificial flavors to enhance or boost certain flavors. I'm a purist at heart, but nonetheless wanted to try this cherry flavored green tea. Overall, it's a decent tea worthy of occasional consumption. I just wish the cherry flavor was more pronounced. It's dull and in the background, masked by some other flavor I can't pinpoint.
Posted by Michael on 25th Jan 2012
I am brand new to avid tea drinking. I have always loved the Chinese Restaurant tea and usually devour the whole pot while eating dinner. I decided to order black tea and this one as well. I'm so glad I tried something out of the ordinary. This smelled like cough syrup at first, but it tasted amazing! I am ordering more and I am going to now try the other flavors as well. It will still be money well spent if they are half as good as this tea.
Posted by Susie on 19th Mar 2010
I just brewed my first pot of this today. It was not what I was expecting...but I really liked it! I had gotten used to the strong fruit flavors of other suppliers' green teas with fruit and had gotten tired of that. This tea is refreshing. The cherry flavor is very subtle. There is a tasty green tea flavor and then a very slightly mellow sweet flavor I cannot describe it but I will be ordering this again! I really liked that the taste of the green tea was not lost by the other flavors. Thanks!
We at Arbor Teas firmly believe that tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. With that being said, here are some recommendations to get you started, but please remember you can make adjustments based on your own personal taste.
There are three main considerations when brewing tea: quantity of tea, water temperature and steeping time.
Quantity of tea: one rounded teaspoon (1.25) per 8 oz cup of water
Water temperature: use water that has been heated until bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pot (180° F)
Steeping time: 2-3 minutes
Tip #1: Use fresh water whenever possible - water that has been sitting in your kettle overnight may impart a flat or stale taste to your tea. Be careful not to boil your water for too long. Over boiled water can sometimes impart an unwanted taste.
Tip #2: Keep in mind that brewing your tea for too long can extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves, so steeping time matters! For a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea.
Learn more from our How To Guides on how to brew loose leaf tea, how to make iced tea, and how to make tea lattes. And don’t forget to check out our Eco-Brewing Tips, too!
There are five significant components found in all tea from the plant camellia sinensis: essential oils, which are the source of tea’s delicious flavor and aroma; polyphenols, which are antioxidants that provide the tea’s brisk flavor and many of its health benefits; phytonutrients, which are small amounts of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids including L-theanine (a very rare molecule that has been found in only three sources including camellia sinensis!) ; enzymes; and methylxanthines, which are a family of alkaloids that include caffeine. Each of these components work differently in the human body and a full description is best left to a medical journal. However, recent research exploring the potential health attributes of tea is leading many scientists to agree that tea, may contribute positively to a healthy lifestyle.
Some research comparing different types of tea has shown that the manufacturing process does affect the level of antioxidants present in the final tea leaf. According to a 2006 review of the beneficial effects of green tea in the Journal of American College of Nutrition, when comparing dry leaves, unoxidized green tea retains more antioxidants than black, oolong, or pu-erh. The catechin (or antioxidant) that displays the greatest increase in green tea when compared to the black, oolong and pu-erh is EGCG (epigallocatechin-3-gallate). (Reference: "Beneficial Effects of Green Tea - A Review" Journal of the American College of Nutrition, Vol 25, No 2 (2006))
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