Maple Smoked Green - 2024 Harvest
Maple Smoked Green - 2024 Harvest

Maple Smoked Green - 2024 Harvest

Regular price $25.00

Style: Roasted Green

Origin: Westholme BC, Canada

Description: Like our tea bushes, we've had to learn to flow with the ins-and-outs of each season, no matter what they bring. Much of the shared national identity is based on a vast geography and an intense variety of weather. Whether or not each citizen particularly enjoys this process of adaptability, it seems to be a trait we've all acquired.

Inspired by a particularly difficult winter on this coast, this tea is made from the adaptive Canadian experience. After deep cold and heavy snow, the first round of this tea was made with the frost-bitten leaves and branches of our tea bushes. A felled Big Leaf Maple on the property was harvested into chips, and used to cold-smoke the hand-harvested and hand-processed tea leaves and twigs. We now use more mature leaves and stems to form the structure of this Japanese-style Hojicha green tea.

Tasting Notes: A woodsy, roasted green, that finishes with a sweet, smoky maple linger on the palate. Very low astringency. In each sip you can truly taste the deep terroir, paired with the warm comfort of an evening fire. As with our weather, this tea can be enjoyed hot or cold.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 90ºC water. Steep 5 - 8 minutes. Re-steep up to 3 times to experience different aspects of the flavour profile.

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 in the world – an authentic expression of the land, soil, and climate of our farm.
Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.

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