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Key Lime Tea Mlesna Ceylon Black Tea Flavored Metropolitan

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Product Description

bullet_cream_with_green_checkmark.jpg Sweet and astringent, with a knockout lime flavor and palate cleansing finish. Fantastic as an iced tea.

Luxury Ingredients: Black tea, Lime leaves, Lime pieces, Natural flavors.
Small Batch Blended and Packed in: Canada
Tea(s) From: Sri Lanka
Region(s): Nuwara Eliya + Dimbula + Uva
Antioxidant Level: High
Caffeine Content: Medium

Good with Milk and/or Sugar

Makes great Iced Tea. Ethical Tea Partnership.

Hot Tea Brewing Recommendations
Put 1 tea bag for each 7-9 oz/200-260 ml of water in the teapot.
Put 1 large tea bag for each 10-16oz/285-450ml of water in the teapot.
Pour freshly boiled water (ideal temperature 100°C/212°F) over tea.
Steep 3-7 minutes. Add milk and sugar to taste as desired.

Iced Tea Preparation Recommendations
To make 1 L/1 QT, put 6 regular tea bags (or 4 large 2-cup tea bags) into a teapot. Pour 1.25 cups/315ml of boiling water over tea.
Steep 7 minutes. Fill a serving pitcher 1/4 full with cold water. Pour tea into serving pitcher. Add ice, top-up with cold water.

Tea bags are 100% biodegradable paper.
Pyramid tea bags are made from Soilon which is a biodegradable material made from cornstarch and not nylon.

Wooden chests are collectible and are re-usuable.  Each wooden box contains tea bags in "flavor-seal" bags so you can expect freshness every time.  These teas are suitable for use everyday, as gifts or souvenirs.

Dimensions (some not available in all flavors)
12-CT Wood Box 2.5" × 3.9" × 2"
25-CT Wood Box 2.8" × 4.8" × 2.9"
36-CT Wood Box 3.8" × 4.8" × 2.4"
100-CT Wood Box 5.8" × 7.5" × 3.3"

Raw sugar, honey and other sweeteners available here

Pesticide Use
Highly elevated tea districts, such as Darjeeling or the Kenyan highlands, can support tea without pesticides since pests that typically attack tea cannot survive at the high altitudes. In cases where pesticides are used, Metro ensures all growers meet and exceed European Union or Japanese Minimum Residue Levels, the most stringent in the industry. 

More About Metropolitan Tea Co.
Since 1978, Metro's buyers & tasters have visited the world's best Tea Gardens. From Toronto to London to Abu Dhabi and the rest of the globe, Metro Tea is a hallmark of ethical operations. The company is an industry leader in responsible tea sourcing and production.
There’s more to a great cup of tea than flavor - there is also the social and economic cost to produce it. Metro Tea's experience and knowledge means they can provide the best of both. As tea industry insiders, they know who produces premium teas in a responsible manner. If a tea’s source is questionable, they will not carry it.
Working toward dignity and respect for the developing world. Metro Tea travels take them to estates and gardens throughout much of the developing world. Without exception, ensure that the products come from suppliers with excellent track records of fair treatment for all workers.
The Ethical Tea Partnership (ETP) is an organization within the tea industry that seeks to better the lives of workers and their families in tea producing countries. When ETP membership was opened to non-UK members in 2003, Metro Tea was the first company to sign on in support. As a member, Metro Tea contributes to organizational policy and purchases ETP certified teas whenever possible. The ETP has many of the same goals as Fair Trade, but deals only with the tea industry. Because tea is not a publicly traded commodity, such as coffee, Fair Trade is unable to penetrate the peculiarities of the tea trade. Tea Estates build homes, hospitals and schools to ensure workers and their families are well cared for. Annual visits by Metro Tea ensure continued compliance.
As a member of Rainforest Alliance Metro Tea works to conserve biodiversity and ensure sustainable livelihoods by transforming land-use practices, business practices and consumer behavior. Adhering to standards such as: Social and Environmental Management System ?Ecosystem Conservation ?Wildlife Protection ?Water Conservation ?Fair Treatment and Good Working Conditions for Workers ?Community Relations ?Integrated Crop Management ?Soil Management and Conservation ?Integrated Waste Management 

Other Initiatives
Metro's factory recently underwent massive environmental renovations to reduce emissions. Energy consumption was reduced by 66%. Metro Tea purchased a farm and has planted 15,000 white pine and red pine trees. Which also preserves 80 acres of wetlands. Metro Tea finalized construction of a 500 kwh Solar Array on the roof of its factory in Toronto in early 2012. The fully commissioned the array generates more than 4 times the amount of electricity that the factory consumes. They are one of the first global carbon negative tea companies.

* Many Awards of Excellence from the Fine Beverage & Food Federation
* Best Beverage Atlanta Gourmet Show
* Award of Excellence, American Tasting Institute

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20,000 Secrets of Tea: The Most Effective Ways to Benefit from Nature's Healing Herbs by Victoria Zak.
The Tea Companion (Connoisseur's Guides) by Jane Pettigrew.
The Tea Enthusiast's Handbook: A Guide to Enjoying the World's Best Teas by Mary Lou Heiss.
The Book of Tea by Kakuzo Okakura.

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