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Starbucks® Tea combines green teas with botanicals and spices to create unique taste experiences.
What is green tea?
To make green tea, plucked Camellia sinensis leaves are air-dried, steamed or pan-fired to neutralise natural oxidising enzymes in the leaf, causing it to retain its green colour and fresh vegetative flavour. After exposure to heat, the soft, flexible leaves are ready for rolling by hand or with machines into distinctive shapes. Then they are dried until the moisture level is reduced to about 4%, locking their flavour inside until contact with water.
What is Matcha green tea?...
Matcha green tea
Matcha is made from freshly picked green tea leaves ground into a fine powder and mixed with water. It plays a central role in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony, or the "Way of Tea".
What are the right conditions for quality tea?...
What are the right conditions for quality tea?
Climate, altitude and soil make a difference in the quality of a tea. Many of the best teas come from high elevations, where irregular weather and cooler climates put more stress on the tea plant, leading to slower growth and a smaller yield. This stress allows the plant to develop more concentrated levels of the substances that produce great aroma and flavour.
Where does Starbucks source its tea?...
Tea is native to the mountainous highlands where India, Tibet, China and Myanmar share a border, but many countries now grow tea commercially. Starbucks sources its tea from only a handful of these countries, including black teas from India, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Kenya, and green teas from China and Japan.