Early summer, hand-picked, organic green tea leaves slowly gas fire roasted imparting character and flavor reminiscent of English tea. Amazingly popular, serve it hot or cold. Quick and easy, environmentally appropriate tea bags. Antioxidant catechin health benefits.
Organic Eden Hojicha Tea is larger, older tea leaves. These grow back after the spring harvest and are reserved for making hojicha, or roasted green tea. To make hojicha, the leaves are immediately steamed, rubbed and partially dried, just as they are for green tea. Before the leaves are completely dried though, they are placed in gas fired iron oven and slow roasted. Roasting the leaves gives them a deep rich flavor reminiscent of English tea. It neutralizes the astringent and stimulating qualities, so both children and adults can enjoy hojicha any time of day.
Most tea bags contain a plastic to allow them to be heat sealed. This is no way to treat people or good tea. Eden tea bag are unbleached manila fiber, a crimp seal, and pure cotton string; no whiteners or plastics, no added flavorings or dyes.
The flavor of tea reflects the soil it is from, the season picked, and the curing process. Organic Eden Hojicha Tea is prepared according to strict organic standards. The growers are dedicated to the stewardship of their land, water, and tea bushes. This dedication shows in skillful traditional handling and provides the best authentic organic tea there is.
All true teas stem from the plant Camellia sinensis, a medium size shrub with gentle rounded leaves. Tea become green, black or other varieties depending on the time of harvest, and the way they are handled and cured. Tea begins to oxidize as soon as it is picked. Chinese oolong and English teas are allowed to oxidize as they dry, but with Japanese green teas the process is controlled, and the tea remains green.