Black + White Reserve 2021

Regular price $35.00

Style: Black and White Tea Blend

Origin: Westholme BC, Canada

Description: Tea Maker's Reserve No Label Limited Edition blend of Black + White teas grown, hand-plucked and hand-processed on the slopes of Westholme in 2021. A truly unique tea experience that brings together two of our most popular teas from our collection. Available in very limited quantities.

Tasting Notes: A black that is gentle but full of a toasty almost malted flavour is balanced by a graceful white that truly represents the Westholme terroir.

Brewing Instructions:  2.5 g per cup. Use 100°C water (full boil). Pour gently over the loose leaves. Steep for 3 minutes, or depending on your taste. The low astringency of this tea will allow you to steep longer if you wish, and we encourage re-steeping to experience different aspects of the flavour profile.

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 in the world – an authentic expression of the land, soil, and climate of our farm.

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