White Mist - 2020

Regular price $75.00

Style: White

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. 

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.

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.

Please give us a call: +1-855-748-3811 (toll free)
or send us an email: hello@westholmetea.com

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