- Serving Size: 3g /cup
- Steeping Temp: 100°C
- Steeping Time: 3-7 mins.
- Certification: Organic
- Origin: Various
- Caffeine: None
Defense is a powerful herbal blend that supports everyday wellness and helps to ward off illness. This tea bursts with antioxidants, vitamin C and valuable nutrients that stimulate immune system as well as benefit skin and beauty. It is fruity, tangy and refreshing in taste. It can be enjoyed hot or cold any time of the day.
Tasting NotesCertification: Organic
Grade or Quality: Loose Leaf
Aroma: Fruity and sweet
Infusion Aroma: Fruit, slight cinnamon
Infusion Color: Crimson
Base flavor: Fruity, tangy and refreshing
Infusion Strength: Medium
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