Quail's Plume - 2021Regular price $25.00
Style: Roasted Green
Origin: Grown at Westholme BC, Canada
Description: Based on a traditional Japanese Hojicha, a roasted twig and leaf tea, we created this roasted green tea from the fine twigs and leaves of our Camelia sinensis (tea) plants, under which local families of California Quail often make their home. Hand-cut and hand-harvested for processing, the tea and twigs are wok-fired at high heat to capture a comforting smooth roasted flavour. Fibrous green woody notes appear in second and third steepings.
Tasting Notes: This wonderful roasted green tea offers a gentle steep of sweetly toasted warm tobacco. The tea grows in sweetness as it sits in the cup. On second and third steeps, the taste is reminiscent of fresh-cut autumn firewood. When made into an iced tea with the Cold Steep Method, a refreshing smoked apricot with an understated dryness is tangible on the palate.
Brewing Instructions: 2 - 4 g per cup. Pour 100ºC water (full boil) over twigs and leaf. Steep for 5 minutes. Re-steep 2 - 4 times. For Iced Tea, we recommend using the Cold Steep Method.