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MANDARIN

$300.00

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Description

PRODUCT NAME: Mandarin

PRODUCT TYPE: Loose – Flavored Black Tea

INGREDIENTS: Black tea, Orange pieces, Lime + Lemon balm leaves, Natural flavors (organic compliant).

LATIN / BOTANICAL NAMES FOR THE PLANT BASED INGREDIENTS: Camellia sinensis, Citrus sinensis, Citrus hystrix, Melissa officinalis

ORGANIC EQUIVALENCY: Not applicable. Conventional farming techniques.

COUNTRY OF ORIGIN: Processed, manufactured, blended, and packed in Canada.

FUNCTION / CLASSIFICATION: Foodstuff of common consumption.

PHYSICAL AND SENSORY PARAMETERS:
Appearance (Dry Product): Dried black tea leaves with some orange fruit pieces and green leaves Color (Dry Product): Predominantly black with some pale orange and green Dry Leaf Aroma: Citrus notes Taste: The special tart, orange-like character of a mandarin is well captured in this delicious tea. Infusion / Cup Color: Bright and coppery

HOT BREWING INSTRUCTIONS: Bring filtered or freshly drawn cold water to a rolling boil. Place 1 slightly heaping teaspoon of loose tea for each 7-9oz / 200-260ml of fluid volume in the teapot. Pour the boiling water into the teapot. Cover and let steep for 3-7 minutes according to taste (the longer the steeping time the stronger the tea).

CAFFEINE CONTENT: Medium

ANTIOXIDANT CONTENT: High

PHYSICAL CHEMICAL PARAMETERS:
Humidity / Moisture (Per 100g) (Method A202):< 7.6g Ash (Per 100g) (Method A210):< 5.6g

CERTIFICATIONS AND FOOD SAFETY DATA: This product meets or exceeds the food safety compliance standards covering microbiological activity, heavy metals and pesticide MRL’s for the European Union, Japan, Canada, USA, and all other major tea importing countries. Metropolitan Tea undergoes annual audits for FSSC 2200, Kosher, Vegan, PIP, C-TPAT, Organic and Air Cargo Control. Biennial audits are done by CFIA and USFDA-FSMA.

MICROBIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS:
Aerobic Microbial Count (Cfu/G) (Method MFHPB-18):< 1e7 Mold (Cfu/G) (Method MFHPB-22):< 1e5 Yeast (Cfu/G) (Method MFHPB-22):< 1e5 E. Coli (Cfu/G) (Method MFHPB-34):< 100 Salmonella (ND/25g) (Method MFHPB-20):ND

WATER ACTIVITY MEASUREMENT: Water activity predicts safety and stability with respect to microbial growth, chemical and biochemical reaction rates, and physical properties. The product should have a water activity measurement of < 0.60aw for there to be no microbial proliferation.

QUALITY REQUIREMENTS:
Foreign Matters: Max. 2% other plants and non plant material. Free from living insects and from visible mold growth. Absent of hazardous foreign matters.

RADIATION: The product and its raw materials have not been treated with ultraviolet or ionized rays. The tea is not irradiated in any form.

FUMIGATION: The product has not been fumigated.

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