Long Island has been famous for its strawberries for as long as people have inhabited the long spit of land. Local history books describe Long Islanders going on picnics and nature hikes to pick the wild berries as far back as the 1850’s – and that’s only recorded history! Archaeological records show that the Native Americans who inhabited there centuries ago were also fond of the sweet summertime fruit. Commercial farming on Long Island began to develop rapidly after the Civil War. It certainly didn’t hurt that the local farms were generally within a day’s drive of New York City. Among the new cash crops taken to market was the wild strawberry.
As farmers began to haul their produce around, word quickly spread about the exceptional flavor of the Long Island treat. The strawberry’s popularity grew quickly and as time wore on and car culture began to develop, roadside fruit stands popped up to cater to the city folk who began to partake in the new-found pleasure of the long country drive. To this day, a journey out to Long Island will take you past many such roadside stalls and pick-your-own berry patches.
We’ve taken the spectacular flavor of fresh, wild strawberries and blended it with a fantastic Sencha style green tea sourced from the Hunan Province. The fine broad leaves of the tea hold our natural flavoring well and produce a cup that is light, fresh and tempered with notes of juicy strawberry. The best part? It’s 100% ORGANIC! Brew yourself a pot today and dream of a summer drive through the countryside.
1.5oz/43g/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 tea strainer. Pour freshly boiled water over tea and steep 3-7 minutes. Milk and sugar are not recommended.
- ICED: 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 and sweeten to taste.
Don’t forget your tea infuser!
GRADE: Sencha – Made to Japanese Specifications - Organic
CAFFEINE/ANTIOXIDANT LEVEL: Low/Medium
CUP CHARACTER: Very refreshing and reflective lush ripe strawberry notes fill the cup leading to an stringent finish.
LUXURY INGREDIENTS: Green Tea, Papaya and Strawberry Pieces, Natural Flavors.