Nourish Cowichan

Regular price $15.00

We donate 25% of sales proceeds from this tea to Nourish Cowichan. They are a community-based, board-run, volunteer-powered organization making and delivering healthy meals and snacks to 13 schools, 3 daycares, and 1 Maternity Clinic in the Cowichan Valley area from Monday to Friday.

"Child poverty is a complicated issue, feeding a child is not."

Style: Black

Origin: Blended at Westholme

Ingredients: Organic Black Pekoe Teas from India and China

Description: A lovely, smooth mixture of premium pekoe teas India and China blends renowned flavour qualities from both regions: The strength and malt sweetness of the assamica tea varietal, and the natural floral complexity of the sinensis varietal. The result is a wonderful, robust tea to start your day with the birds.

Tasting Notes: Soft notes of malted sweetness linger on the nose and palate of this deep, red-brown liquor. The cup is toasty and smooth, with a gentle balanced astringency. Excellent on its own, or with a touch of milk and/or honey.

Brewing Instructions: 2g per cup. 100ºC water. steep 3-5 minutes.


* This is the same tea blend as Black Raven *

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 organic teas we import are artisanally farmed and crafted. They may change with each harvest season. The same tea harvested at a different time of year and processed by a different tea maker will vary slightly in flavour and finish.

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