Heritage Firewood Green
Grower: Rajen Baruah of Heritage Tea
Origin: Dibrugarh, in Assam, India
Harvest Date: Winter 2018
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This is a firewood-smoked batch of the Heritage Green from Rajen Baruah. The sweet, mineral profile of the base green tea is transformed with the smoke process. The result is a rich, savory-sweet tea, with very little bitterness. Excellent for fans of smoked tea like Lapsang Souchong, or for green tea drinkers who like the strong, savory flavors of sencha. Green tea is unusual for Assam, a tea region dominated by large companies that make low-quality tea. Rajen Baruah had worked for these large tea companies, but came out of retirement to establish Heritage Tea. He is now empowering Assam tea farmers to make specialty teas like these. Heritage Tea grows with locally-sourced vermicompost, and is completely chemical-free. • • •
Recommended Brewing Instructions: Use 1tsp (~3g) per 250ml cup. Brew for 2 minutes.
- 175F for a smoother, sweeter profile with smoky, mineral overtones.
- 185F for a rich, savory profile with strong, full flavors.
This tea can be rebrewed up to 2 times, with hotter water and longer infusions.