Luxury Ingredients: *Organic Green tea, *Organic Hibiscus+Osmanthus+Calendula petals (*Certified Organic by Pro-Cert Organic Systems)
Organic Saipan Hibiscus Green Tea
Organic Saipan Hibiscus Green Tea is a tart hibiscus which is softened by peachy Osmanthus notes. Positively overflowing with goodness ~”perfect” tea!
Net wt. 2.0 oz.
Availability: In stock
Tea From: China/Egypt
Introducing a tea blend created in honor of the 'Pied Piper of Saipan'. The Pied Piper of Saipan was actually a man named PFC Guy Louis Gabaldon, a United States Marine stationed on Saipan, now part of the US Commonwealth Marinara island chain, during the famous 1944 Battle of Saiipan. At the time, because of its closed proximity to Japan, Saipan was considered an essential capture by the American Forces. They needed the island as an airbase for their formidable, but short ranged, Flying Fortress bombers, an integral component of their planned invasion of Japan. While on the island, PFC Gabaldon devised a unique, but simple method of convincing these troops to turn themselves in. He would stand by the entrance of their hideouts and call out in broken Japanese 'Comme out, and you will not be killed! I assure you will be well treated. We do not want to kill you!' This simple method led to the surrender of more than 1500 troops, the largest ever captured single-handed lay. For his efforts, PFC Gabaldon was awarded the Silver Star Medal, which in later years was upgraded to the Navy Cross Medal. We've developed this blend not to glorify war, but to hope for peace. We begin with a very flavorful, slightly grassy Sencha style Japanese green tea, manufactured in China according to Japanese standards. To this we added Hibiscus petals, considered a sign of peace and tranquility in many parts of the world, and delicately scented Osmanthus petals. The resulting cup tends sweetish with notes of grass, peach and a smooth finish.