One of the misconceptions about green tea is that ALL green tea is good for you. What people fail to look at are the ingredients and processing methods used to get that perfect cuppa. The ingredients make all the difference, to both the flavour and to your health, and this is something we were extremely conscious of when choosing our tea. As a result, you can be sure our Java Republic green tea is 100% organic, free from pesticides, and the hand-stitched ‘silken’ tea pillows encapsulating the flavoursome ingredients are vegan friendly, (the word silken is a derivative of the corn starch used to make the pillows).
These pillows are 100% biodegradable and every pillow can make up to three infusions. There is extra space in each pillow for an increased flow, which allows the leaves to expand for a stronger, more flavoursome infusion, and each tea pillow is packed in a biodegradable envelope to maintain freshness and aroma.
So, what else makes our green tea that bit more special? Our Gunpowder and Mango organic green tea is a firm favourite. Bursting with flavours of organic orange peels, marigold blossoms and cornflowers, it gets its unique name from the way the tea leaves are picked and rolled into gun pellet shapes before being processed!
Some of the benefits of drinking our organic green tea are;
Summer Iced Teas
We've worked hard with Vini in Java Republic to create two of the most refreshing, delicious iced teas. These are coming to stores mid June and are the perfect cooling compliment to our summer salads and dishes.
1) Mint & Lemon Verbena Iced tea served with Elderflower syrup
2) Honey Blood Orange Iced Tea served with one teaspoon of honey
~Meet the Team~ It's time to get to know Taylor from Dame St. with this quick Q&A:
Where would your dream holiday be?
What's your favourite food? I love croissants way too much
How do you take your coffee? Soy Mocha
Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Winona Ryder is cool, If only I looked like her!
What is your favourite KC Peaches dish?
The new Asian superfood salad is amazing but I absolutely love the cheesecake brownie
What type of music do you listen to?
Anything that I can bop along to
What was the last thing you cooked?
Have you heard the news?
We are partnering with Java Republic! An independently owned, 100% Irish, hand-roasted coffee and artisan tea company. We believe this partnership will better meet the needs of our coffee consumers, and combine our ethos with the coffee we sell, as we both hold the same high values when it comes to transparency, sustainability and fairness. At KC Peaches, we believe in natural, locally sourced and seasonal ingredients, and we also believe Java Republic can provide us with a coffee that suits our mantra.
Here at KC Peaches, we are big on all things healthy, but we also really care about the environment. Java Republic have the world’s first purpose built, carbon neutral roastery, and we believe what’s good for the environment is definitely good for all of us too. Java Republic also recycle everything, right down to the hessian sacks our very own KC Peaches’ green coffee beans come in, which gives us peace of mind. They hand-roast each and every bean a short 13km away from our city centre stores, meaning this coffee is always local and always fresh. The beans are air dried to retain more flavour, and everything is roasted behind glass windows-there are no secrets to our coffee. You can visit their Roastery and see for yourself; it’s all on display.
Our New Blend
The blend we have created with Java Republic to share with you, our customers, is a well-balanced, round, full bodied coffee with notes of raspberry and caramel. Firstly, we chose to use a Costa Rican bean to give the blend its bright acidity with citrus, fruity flavours. To add body and depth, we picked Palmital, a beautiful single estate Brazilian bean, naturally processed to add the sweetness we were looking for, as well as adding notes of chocolate, caramel and nuts. Finally, to balance the blend we added a solid base Peruvian bean, which adds a bit more depth to the blend, without having to extend the roasting process.
An explosion of round and smooth flavours, with tasting notes of raspberry and caramel! We believe the coffee market is changing, and we want to be totally honest with you, our valued customers, about all of the products we sell. This includes our coffee and tea, where they came from and how they have been created. The taste of our new coffee is evolving with the current trends in the market right now, which is moving away from a deep, dark roast, to a livelier coffee with aromatic flavours, but still retains that depth and body that coffee drinkers love.
Ask us anything!
Having worked on this exciting new project for the last few months, and gone through extensive training we know our new coffee inside out! We want you to know exactly what you are getting when you buy a cup of our coffee-from origin, to where and how it is roasted, to the cup you are sipping from. No secrets. Just good, honest coffee, and we are so excited to start this new coffee journey with Java Republic and to share it with you all!
Drop in and try a cup!