Quail's Plume - 2020

Regular 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.

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.
Tea cultivation and processing originated in China about 5,000 years ago, and while they carry on a rich and ancient tradition of producing high-quality teas of all styles, their green varieties are truly beyond comparison. The flavour profiles, aromas, and processing techniques from each tea-growing region vary tremendously. Some become silky and smooth, while some become powerful and astringent. Whether for casual daily drinking, or for special moments of ceremony and contemplation, Chinese green teas truly nurture the soul.

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