Organic Citrus Ginger Green Tea
This Fair Trade Certified organic loose leaf tea combines the refreshing tartness of citrus fruits and the zing of ginger in an uplifting blend that is nicely complemented by the green tea base. The sencha-style organic Chinese tea base is sourced from the Dazhangshan Tea Garden in the Jiangxi Province of China, where it maintains the region’s 1,200-year reputation as the “golden triangle” of exceptional tea production. The bright yellow green infusion has a medium body and astringency. Like all of our tea blends, our Citrus Ginger Green uses only the highest quality organic green tea, essential oils and botanical ingredients, insuring an excellent cup every time!
Ingredients: organic Chinese green tea, organic orange peel, organic ginger root, organic calendula petals and natural orange and ginger flavors
What are Flavored Teas?
Our delicious flavored teas use the same top-quality organic tea that we offer in our unflavored varieties, but are blended with pieces of real fruit, spices, flowers, and 100% natural flavors. When blending our teas, our goal is to create a cup that balances the taste of the tea with the flavors of the additional ingredients so that neither one overpowers. All of the natural flavors we use are either extracts taken directly from the botanical ingredient, or extracted using 100% GMO-free grain alcohol as a solvent. You can rest assured that none of the flavors used in our blends are synthetically or artificially derived, and do not use artificial preservatives.
At Arbor Teas, we believe tea should be brewed to suit your personal taste. We’re happy to make recommendations to get you started, but don’t hesitate to experiment! When brewing your tea, your main considerations are tea quantity, water temperature, and steeping time. We recommend green and white teas to be steeped for 2 to 3 minutes in water heated to not-quite-boiling, just as bubbles begin to form on the bottom of the pan (approximately 170 to 180 degrees F). For the best flavor, use fresh water whenever possible. Try not to steep your tea longer than necessary, as you’ll extract undesirable bitterness from the leaves. If you want a stronger brew, don’t steep longer, just use more tea. And don’t forget to re-steep your tea leaves to get the most out of your leaf!
"As someone who isn't the biggest green tea fan, I love this because of the ginger and the lightly vegetal taste that isn't too overpowering."
"This is a great comfort tea if you're looking for a flavored green tea"
"Makes a knockout iced tea!"
"I like our Citrus Ginger Green Tea because you can really taste the green tea flavor amidst the other elements of this blend."
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Like all true tea, green tea offers many potential health benefits. Research has found that tea (Camellia sinensis) can have many positive effects on human health, including improved cardiovascular function, cancer risk reduction, improved immune function, improved oral health, and help with weight management. Tea is also full of polyphenols, which are a class of antioxidant that help your body maintain homeostasis and balance your stress levels.
Green tea specifically is known for its array of health benefits, which have been supported by a growing number of studies. Green tea research has demonstrated that it may be an effective anticancer agent for breast cancer, lung cancer, kidney cancer and prostate cancer, among others. Studies have shown a link between green tea and weight loss, and the ability to modulate energy metabolism, aid in body fat regulation, and possibly promote preferential loss in abdominal fat. Research has also shown that green tea may increase performance for short term memory tasks, as well as being increasing potency of antibiotics. Other peer-reviewed studies link green tea to healthy skin, help with lowering cholesterol, and regulating diabetes. It’s important to keep in mind that many of these studies monitor subjects who drink several cups of green tea per day.
For more information about the health benefits of green tea, and for direct sources of the above information, check out our Tea Health Benefits page!