Cup Characteristics: Infusion captures the aromas of fresh kiwi fruit sweet, yet mild. A very nice tea over ice.
Infusion: Bright and Coppery.
Ingredients: Black tea, Daisy white, Natural flavors.
Think Kiwi fruits originated in New Zealand? They are actually native to China. Chinese nobility called them Yang Tao and prized them for their dazzling flavor and royal emerald color. The fuzzy fruit with the sweet green pulp (Latin: Actinidia chinensis) was first brought to New Zealand in 1906. A few years later a horticulturalist named Hayward Wright cultivated the commercial kiwi fruit that is now exported all over the globe. The fruit was originally marketed, with little success, under the name Chinese Gooseberry. It was decided that for advertising purposes the fruit needed a more memorable name and so the name of New Zealands national bird was chosen – Kiwi. It is difficult to describe the fruits sweet flavor. It is probably best summed up as having a delicate multi-fruit character mild, and sweet, not too tart. It is not difficult to sum up the flavor of this tea however. One word can do that: absolutelycompletelydelicious, (although that too might not be so great for advertising purposes!)