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No other fruit on earth is more celebrated than the common strawberry. Conservative estimates might put the number of Strawberry Festivals world-wide in the range of 200 - 300 individual events. And honey doesn't fair too poorly either. In 1990 at the Honey Festival in Falher, a French Canadian village in Alberta, the world's largest bee was unveiled. And how big was this monument to the noble honey bee? Try 3 stories. As our small token of appreciation for both, we offer this delectable tea. This one smacks of summertime. Think fresh cut strawberries drizzled with golden honey. Brew yourself a pot and hoist a warm mug in honour! By the way, this tea is great iced. And easy on the sugar – the honey character already sweetened the tea for you!
What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
- We only use high grown teas from the top 3 tea growing regions of Sri Lanka - Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula and Uva. These three high-grown districts produce flavorful teas that have classic ‘Ceylon’ tea character which is noted by floral bouquet and flavor notes, touches of mild astringency, bright coppery color and, most importantly - perfect for use as the base tea of our flavored teas. (We have tested teas from various other origins around the world as base stock for our flavored teas, but none of these teas made the grade.) Dimbula and the western estates of Nuwara Eliya have a major quality peak during Jan/Feb, whereas Uva and the eastern estates of Nuwara Eliya have their peak in July/Aug. This ‘dual peak period’ allow us to buy the best for our flavored tea blends several times during the year, ensuring top quality and freshness.
- We use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
- We specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon tea. (The norm for many making flavored tea is to use overpowering artificial flavors, which can be used to hide lower quality tea). Natural flavors do not leave an aftertaste giving the tea a clean and true character. It should be noted that natural flavors tend to be somewhat ‘soft ‘ and the flavors slightly muted, but for many this is a refreshing change and one of the desired attributes of our naturally flavored teas.