The city of Okazaki, located in Aichi Prefecture, is the fireworks capital of Japan – more than 70% of the country’s fireworks are produced within the city limits. Interestingly, while fireworks have been made in Okazaki since at least the day of the Tokugawa Shogunate (1603-1868), most of the companies that produce them are no more than 30 or 40 years old. Why? Due to Japanese insurance regulations, if a factory blows up it’s just cheaper to start a new company. Ka-boom! Naturally, for a city made famous by blowing things up, the biggest day of the year in Okazaki is a fireworks festival that draws revelers from all over Japan. The night is huge – fireworks are set from two locations far enough away not to shatter windows in the town. The festival is so famous that its size is considered a good indicator of the state of the national economy. If things are good, the explosions are plentiful. If the economy is lagging, they’re a little thin.
What does all of this have to do with a decaf green tea blend? Well, we figured that after a night spent listening to the sounds of countless Roman Candles and watching the visual majesty of star burst after star burst, anyone would need a soothing beverage to help chill them out. Okazaki Mint was blended to do just that. The blend begins with a premium decaffeinated Sencha that’s fired up with luscious spicy peppermint and mellowed out with fruity floral notes of Chamomile. An exceptional caffeine-free cup full of flavor and body.
1.1oz/30g/24+Cup Equivalent (Including 2nd Steep)
All teas come in a beautiful glass vessel with glass lid for storage. Capacity is based on weight as all teas differ in density. Collect them all and order refills in recyclable bags!
GREEN TEA BENEFITS: Relative to treatment for memory loss, metabolism and weight loss, cancer prevention, dental health and cardiovascular disease.
- HOT: Place one slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz/200-260ml of water in the strainer. Place strainer in cup/teapot. Pour freshly boiled water over tea and steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.
- ICED TEA: (1qt/ltr) Place 6 slightly heaping teaspoons loose tea into teapot. Pour 1¼ cup/315ml boiling water over tea and steep 5 minutes. Quarter fill serving pitcher with cold water. Pour into pitcher straining tea. Add ice, top with cold water, garnish & sweeten to taste.
Don’t forget your tea infuser!
GRADE: Sencha – Made to Japanese Specifications
CAFFEINE/ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Removed Naturally/Medium
CUP CHARACTER: Superb mildly pungent mint character come immediately to the forefront with a smooth and sweet finish.
LUXURY INGREDIENTS: Decaf Green Tea, Peppermint Leaves, Chamomile Petals