VANILLA GREEN TEA
(Green Tea with natural flavors)
Country of Origin: Sri Lanka
Grade: Pekoe Gunpowder
Cup Characteristics: Sweet flavory vanilla gives this green tea a depth and character. The aroma almost shouts 'Welcome Home'
Infusion: Bright green and slightly mottled.
Ingredients: Luxury green tea, Calendula + sunflower petals, Natural flavors.
So, the Spanish added it to drinking chocolate, but it would be an American who would use vanilla to create a beverage that would take the world by storm. The beverage, you may have heard of it, Coca Cola. The original 1885 recipe relied on Vanilla for an exotic touch and we all know what happened from there, Coca Cola became a global phenomenon the likes of which the world had never seen. For the world's vanilla producers these were exciting times! And here's where we return to Madagascar and the third part of our Vanilla history lesson, in which a nation is nearly bankrupted by the black pods. In 1985, New Coke was introduced to the marketplace. Instead of pure vanilla extract, the new beverage contained vanillin, a synthetic substitute. Immediately Madagascar's sales of fresh vanilla halved and the economy all but collapsed. Thankfully for the people of Madagascar, New Coke was a failure and the company was forced to reintroduce the Classic formula that used real, honest to goodness vanilla in its formula. The people of Madagascar breathed a sigh of relief and began diversifying their income stream.
We've flavored premium, high grown Hyson gunpowder from Sri Lanka with pure vanilla extract to create a cup that is light liquoring and intensely refreshing with astringent notes of orchid and honey. A wonderful cup - 3 cups is reported to have the vitamin C content of an orange!