Steep for 2-4 minutes, 175°F
For loose leaf iced teas, use 2 tsp per 8oz glass.
All tea comes from the Camellia sinensis plant. How the leaves of the plant are processed and their level of contact with oxygen determines the type of tea. The more processing the leaves go through, the darker the leaves become, resulting in a distinctive color and taste characteristic. There are four main varietals of tea: black, green, white, and oolong. Tea contains substances called flavonoids, which are powerful antioxidant polyphenols. Antioxidant polyphenols help protect the body's cells from damage due to harmful molecules called free radicals. Regardless of the processing method, black, green, white and oolong teas all contain polyphenols. In fact, tea ranks as high as or higher than many fruits and vegetables in the ORAC score, a score that measures antioxidant potential of plant-based foods. Green tea is a variety of tea that has undergone minimal oxidation during processing, resulting inunique catechins, especially epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG). Green tea has half the caffeine of black tea and varies widely in appearance and taste. Our green tea captures the fresh clean air of high mountain tea gardens and defines how green tea should taste. Fresh harvested leaves are skillfully steamed, rolled and pan-fired in a wok for the ultimate cup.
Average Customer Rating
My Wife Loves This Tea
My wife loves this tea. Be very careful about time and temperature. I use a digital thermometer and set it 10 degrees above the recommended temperature. When I pour the water in the brewing cup, because the cup is cold, if you pour water at 175 it will drop 10 degrees in a matter of seconds, so make the water 10 degrees hotter and then it will brew at the correct temperature. I only brew for 3 minutes.
5/8/14 | Mike, San Rafael, CA
I can't even begin to say how much I love this tea! The smell sucks you in; the taste gets you to stay! I will never be without this one as long as I live!
1/21/14 | Amy, Minneapolis, MN
love at first sip
This tea is just so satisfying. I'm sipping a cup as I type. I made another 'friend for life' :)
10/25/13 | ann, Athol, MA
More isn't necessarily better!
Take it from someone who learned the hard way: more isn't better with this tea. Follow the directions! I was so excited to receive this tea a few weeks ago. Then I tried it. Whoa! I didn't like it at all. However, I learned today that it was my own fault I didn't like it. I usually drink black tea, the blacker the better. So I'm used to using extra tea and steeping it long. The first pot of Cherry Marzipan I made, I heaped 4 teaspoons into the infuser and I let it steep for quite a while. It was bitter! I couldn't taste cherry or marzipan at all. I was ready to chuck it. This morning, I thought I'd follow the directions. I put 4 scant to level teaspoons in the infuser and steeped it for about 3 minutes. What a difference! It is delicious and fragrant. The bitterness is dialed *way* back. The cherry and marzipan shine through the green tea flavor. Some times, it is much smarter to follow the directions than to do what you "always" do!
10/8/13 | Christine, Kenosha, WI
one of my favorite teas
This has become one of my favorite teas. I work overseas, but was back home in California over the holidays where I was able to purchase it online. I could drink this all day. It's a nice light refreshing tea. I brought this tea back to Asia with me, but alas I have finished my supply.
4/14/13 | Sydney, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
This tea smells amazing, but it has a bitter taste. I added honey and it didn't get rid of it. It wasn't horrible, but (to me) it certainly wasn't the best. I probably won't order this one again.
2/27/13 | Taryn, Minneapolis, MN
Ok but not amazing
"Dessert in a cup" was what made me want to buy this tea. I do not agree with that statement. The tea is okay, but I have had much better. The flavors are weak, and there is definitely an after taste that I can see some people not liking. This is not a tea that I will buy again, but I will drink what I already have at home.
2/9/13 | Johanna, Rochester, NH
Marzipan without the sugar!
I received this tea for Christmas and as soon as I took a sip, I knew it was my new favorite. This tea seems to have mixed reviews on its flavor. Maybe marzipan is polarizing and you either love it or you hate it; I happen to love it. This tea smells just like marzipan and has a lovely, subtle almond flavor with hints of cherry. Absolutely delicious. I've just ordered more.
12/26/12 | Sarah, Issaquah, WA
I was looking forward to my first flavored teas an absolutely hated this one. It has a weird bitter after-taste. I wish I could get my money back.
11/20/12 | Monika, Dallas, TX
Makes a Great Iced-Tea
Hot this tea is very good. Iced this tea knocks it out of the park! I can't keep enough on hand for my family. The Cherry Marzipan can be a bit strong for me. I added a bit of the Sencha and Cherry Marzipan and created an iced-tea that is wonderful and refreshing. Love it! A new staple at my home!
8/16/12 | Shawn, McSherrystown, PA
I was really looking forward to this tea after reading the reviews. The smell is absolutely wonderful but the taste was horrible. I know green tea leaves are more sensitive to burning so I made sure the hot water was not boiling before steeping. Somewhere I read it tasted like dessert in a cup and this was more like dirt in a cup!
5/2/12 | Allyson, Northern NJ, NJ
I first tried Honey Yuzu, then Lychee Coconut and, most recently, Cherry Marzipan. All are wonderfully flavored teas - light, delicately but distinctively flavored. I wouldn't even try to pick a favorite, all three are heavenly...
2/6/12 | Patricia, San Rafael, CA
i love this one
i love this one, too
1/29/12 | judith, millville, MA
Flavored teas are always so hit or miss. I buy them on a whim, and I usually end up hating them. This one, however, is wonderful. The flavors are delicate, and I'd say it's even drinkable without sugar, but I really like it with about a teaspoon of rock sugar in a cup. I taste the cherry on the front end, then the almonds on the back end. My new favorite dessert tea.
12/19/11 | Verena, Chicago, IL
I was not sure of this blend with green tea but it is light and delicate. I will definitely get it again.
11/3/11 | Karen, Reseda, CA
Original and delicious
The name threw me off as I don't really like marzipan, but the tea is a real winner, went right to the top of my list. Great flavor, nice and light tasting - thank you!
9/14/11 | Julie, Somervile, MA
The caffeine level in a cup of tea can vary by tea type, steeping practices and even the particular tea harvest. We use the following designations as guidelines for the caffeine levels of our teas:
Robust, high caffeine teas; 50-100mg
Lower caffeine teas with shorter steeping times; 30-50mg
Tea/herbal blends with less than 30mg
Decaf tea retains a tiny amount of caffeine
Herbal teas are 100% caffeine free
These steeping guidelines produce the best results for our palates. Use them as a guideline, but you may certainly experiment and find the best results for yours.