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No. 259 - Lemon Battery Green Tea

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A pleasant blend of tart lemon with the sweetness of green tea. Makes excellent iced tea.

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Have you ever heard of a Lemon Battery? Lemon Battery is the term given to a lemon that has become the subject of a school age science experiment in which electrodes are attached to the fruit and then plugged into a light bulb or small engine. The high acid content of the fruit actually generates enough electricity to power whatever it is that has been plugged in. It’s hard to believe but it’s true.

Well, we believe that what we’ve created by blending the all-natural flavor of lemon with the full-bodied and decidedly brisk character of pekoe gunpowder should henceforth be known as a Lemon Tea Battery. Here’s our rationale. Pekoe Gunpowder is one of the stronger flavored green teas on the market and takes your taste buds on a journey of smoky depths with each sip. Its strength and flavor comes from the way it is rolled during production. The labor-intensive process includes hand rolling each individual leaf in order to force flavorful liquids from the centre of the leaf to the surface. Firing seals the leaf in this rolled state and keeps the flavor and power contained.

Add to this the lively character of fresh lemons. Although lemons are generally known for their soothing qualities, as the school experiment illustrates, they also pack some power. Just think of the way your lips pucker automatically if you suck on a pure lemon.

So there you have it, The Lemon Tea Battery. Pekoe Gunpowder and Lemon – a magical combination. Just try and drink a cup before heading off to bed.

Additional Information

Ingredients Green tea, Lime + Lemon pieces, Calendula + Sunflower petals, Natural flavors(organic compliant)
Product of: Sri Lanka
Region(s) Uva
Antioxidants High
Caffeine Low
Makes Great Iced Tea Yes
Milk No
Sugar No
Lemon No
Mint No
Organic No
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Amount) 8.45 fl oz / 250 ml
Chinese Gongfu Method (Water Temp) 180 F / 82 C
Chinese Gongfu Method (Amount) 1 Teaspoon
Chinese Gongfu Method (Time) 3 Minutes, repeat until flavor is exhausted
Western Method (Water Amount) 8.45 fl oz / 250 ml
Western Method (Water Temp) 212 F / 100 C
Western Method (Amount) 1 Teaspoon
Western Method (Time) 3-7 Mins (to taste)
Steeping Notes Traditionally, the recommendation has been that green tea be brewed at 180°F/82°C. Regretfully, modern society makes it necessary to consider that water may not be free of harmful bacteria and other impurities. Therefore you need to boil water to kill bacteria. If you wish to use traditional brewing temperatures bring the water to a boil and allow it to cool to the desired brewing temperature – it’s the food safe thing to do!