Heron's Wake
Heron's Wake

Heron's Wake

Regular price $35.00

Style: Black

Origin: Westholme BC, Canada

Description: The heron stands stoically and waits in the field below the tea garden. Its presence is majestic and commanding as it takes flight. When it lands, it leaves a memorable wake.

This Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe has been nine years in the making. Westholme terroir has developed over time to bring you this rare black tea.

Tasting Notes: Rich notes of toasted hazelnut and hints of ground cacao combine to form a satisfying full mouth finish.

Brewing Instructions:  

China has a rich and ancient tradition of producing high quality teas of all varieties, and black tea is no exception. This is where tea culture and industry, as we know it, began nearly 2,000 years ago.

Known as ‘Red Tea’ in China, the tea leaves from the Camellia sinensis sinensis plant are smaller and finer than their Indian counterparts, the Camellia sinensis assamica, and prefer cooler mountainous regions. Usually plucked by hand and gently processed, the end result are exquisitely fragrant teas with lesser levels of astringency and a soft body.

Several Chinese provinces are famous for their regional tea selections: Fujian Province is home to the well-known, pine-smoked Lapsang Souchong, while Keemun tea, the official choice of the British Queen, is produced in Anhui Province. Yunnan province produces the ever-popular varieties of Yunnan black tea and is also the region where China started its tea cultivation.

The tradition of tea is closely tied to place – the region, the mountain, the slope. In 2010 we began planting our own tea to take advantage of the unique terroir of our home. This is the very first Canadian estate-grown tea – an authentic expression of the land, soil, and climate of our farm.

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