03.08.09 Submarinelight’s Pineapple / Guava Flavored Green TeaPosted by FrankH on Mar 8, 2009 | 4 comments
Tea Tip of the Week
Sencha literally means “roasted (煎) tea (茶)” but in fact, it has become synonymous with the steaming method used in the production of Japanese green teas, so our Chinese sencha is actually steamed instead of pan-fired (like most Chinese green teas) to stop the oxidation process. This makes it a bit lighter and sweeter.
So, hopefully this was a happy accident, but I just realized (now that we’ve blended this up and are ready to roll with it) that our inspiration for this week’s tea, Mr. or Mrs. Submarinelight MAY have been referring to a TYPE of guava commonly refered to as the pineapple guava, rather than a combination of guava and pineapple. I re-read the orignial post on our forum, and I suppose there is no way to know for certain, but at any rate, here is my interpretation: Our lovely sweet green Chinese sencha, real freeze-dried pineapple and dried guava and the essence of both pineapple and guava. Enjoy!