White Mist - 2021 SPRING PRE-SALERegular price $35.00
Origin: Westholme BC, Canada
Availability: This tea is usually plucked from the tender first flush of our tea bushes in early Spring. Due to the limited harvesting time, this tea is quite rare.
Description: Each morning, heavy clouds envelope the mountain peaks surrounding Westholme, quenching the slopes and trickling down to our valley and our tea plants. These mists of rain, and the gentle light that glows through the overcast sky, is what White Mist is named for - these are the ideal growing conditions for the young, tender leaves and buds of our exquisite white tea.
After being harvested by hand and gently laid out to air dry, the tea begins its gentle oxidation. As there is little processing involved with white tea types, the structure of the leaves and bud are maintained - as you steep this tea, watch them unfurl in the hot water.
From year to year, teas may exhibit slightly different taste profiles - as a true expression of terroir, growing conditions that vary from year to year will pull different characteristics out of the tea.
Here are the tasting notes from last years harvest.
2020 Tasting Notes: The flavour is graceful and rich; the deep complexity of honey with hints of citrus and fresh leaves. The liqueur, though light, truly captures the deep essence of our Westholme terroir.
Brewing Instructions: Use 80ºC - 90ºC water (below boil) and pour over the loose leaves. 2.5 g per cup of water. Steep for 3-5 minutes. We invite you to enjoy several steeps.