2 Kg Maple Peach Flavoured Black Tea

2 Kg Maple Peach Flavoured Black Tea

Metropolitan Tea Company

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This high grown Ceylon tea creates a synergistic taste experience with a full flavored yet delicate peach character.

Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Mango + Peach pieces, Lily + Red Plum + Calendula + Sunflower petals, Natural flavors(organic compliant).

Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada

Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka / Kenya / India / Thailand / China / Egypt / Poland

Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva / Nandi Highlands / Nilgiri / Petchabun / Yunnan + Shandong / Nile Delta + Gdansk

Antioxidant Level: High

Caffeine Content: Medium

If you've never sautéed freshly cut peaches in maple syrup, you really must. The sweet flavor combination produced by these two wonders of nature has been wowing crowds since probably, oh, about the 17th century. A century before that, peaches made their debut on North American soil after being transported there by Spanish Jesuits hoping to establish a familiar food source in the new world. Cultivation spread quickly and soon trees and orchards appeared virtually anyplace conditions were conducive to their survival.

As provenance would have it, by the time peaches made their way to the North Eastern portion of the continent, maple syrup production had already long taken root. European settlers, shown how to boil tree sap by the Iroquois, had given maple syrup a prominent place in pantries from New Hampshire to Ontario. Somewhere along the way, a home chef decided to simmer peaches in syrup, et voilà, a flavour combination for the ages was born.

We're pleased to present the next step in the evolution of this tasty duo: Maple Peach Black Tea. Blended with classic, high-grown Ceylon leaf, dried natural fruit, flowers and natural flavors, we're pleased to do out part for culinary history. Enjoy!

What type of tea do we use, how do we flavor the tea and why do we use natural flavors?
Firstly... 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. 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.
Secondly. we use flavoring oils not crystals to give the tea drinker an olfactory holiday before indulging in a liquid tea treat.
Thirdly... we specify natural flavors. High quality tea tastes good and natural flavors do not mask the natural taste of the high grown Ceylon 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.