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 cold-smoked with the hand-harvested and hand-processed tea leaves and twigs. We now use more mature leaves and branches 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.
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