The Jersey Tea Company Summer GreenOrganic, summer 2019, 20g compostable pouch
63p per infusion (based on 3 infusions per 2g serving)
The summer flush from The Jersey Tea Company has arrived and it makes a wonderful cup! With the recognisable marine notes of the first flush, this has an almost creamy mouthfeel and green, orchard-fruit notes. Complex, with good length and little astringency, this is a very moreish and excellent quality tea.
Organically produced, Summer Green is available in compostable 20g pouches in TJTC livery.
Variety: Camellia sinensis sinensis
Dry leaf: Pretty, well rolled whole leaves (the signature of artisan production)
Wet leaf: Green, orchard-fruit and marine notes
Liquor: Mid yellow and clear in colour. Soft, creamy and gentle in the mouth, with seaweed notes coming through on the long palate. Medium bodied and very satisfying.
The tea is grown and processed just a couple a kilometers from Té Amor HQ in St Helier, Jersey. The pioneering team behind the TJTC took a huge, but well researched, risk when they embarked on the project to grow and process tea here on a small island and their first tea came to market in July this year. Less than 1.7kg of the first batch, Spring Green, was produced, and even less of Summer Green. Both are available exclusively at Té Amor.
The tea is hand picked and meticulously processed, also by hand, in a renovated facility at Warwick Farm. Leaves are carefully selected, withered, then pan fired in a wok to halt enzymatic browning, better known as oxidation.
This hugely labour intensive endeavour has shown already, in only the first year of production, that Jersey has an excellent terroir capable of delivering premium quality tea. And there is so much more to look forward to!
Infuse 3 times.
Adapt brewing guidelines to taste.