ICED CLASSIC GREEN

This tea is certified organic.

Commissioned annually from the same farm that produces our project matchaICED CLASSIC GREEN is a bancha-style green tea made for cold tea. The leaves grow on agrochemical-free plots in rural Zhejiang—situated on the banks of a protected reservoir many kilometers away from industrial centers, the air quality is consistently clean (check in real-time here). The farm (a joint venture between Japanese botanists and Chinese agronomists) produces interesting riffs on Chinese and Japanese standards. We enlisted their expertise to produce a Chinese cultivar in a Japanese style: a sweet, easy-drinking green that refreshes like sencha with the body of longjing.

ICED CLASSIC GREEN undergoes a specialized "fixing" process (applying heat to fresh tea leaves to deactivate enzymes responsible for oxidation) that involves rounds of both steaming and pan-frying. The result is a tea with the depth and complexity of Chinese greens alongside the distinct freshness and vegetal qualities of Japanese greens—a flavor hybrid ideal for iced tea. Expect a naturally sweet liquor with medium body and a comforting toastiness that precedes a quick, grassy finish.

We pack the tea into oversized, unbleached cellulose sachets that provide optimal breathing room for the tea to extract evenly. The sachets are portioned for pitcher-size servings (32 oz / 950 ml), making prep simple: just drop a pouch into a jug for overnight cold brew (our preferred method), or brew hot for added complexity before chilling. A clean, restorative all-season refreshment.

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notes —
 chestnut | alfalfa | clean

 

STEEPING PARAMETERS

(use freshly boiled spring water)

cold brew

(32 oz / 950 ml vessel—pitcher)

1-2 pouches—cold water—refrigerate overnight

hot steep

(32 oz / 950 ml vessel—pitcher)

1-2 pouches—190ºF (87ºC)—5 minutes—half the vessel volume, then top off with cold water—refrigerate