Bitaco Colombian Wiry Green tea is a particularly refreshing and revitalising green tea grown high up in the Colombian Andes. It has a classic vegetal green tea profile with some particularly interesting fruity and creamy notes. This batch is from the spring 2018 harvest.
This Bitaco Colombian Wiry Green tea is grown near the town of La Cumbre, situated high up in the western Andes. The altitude of the tea plantation is between 1,800 and 2,050 metres, making the growing conditions perfect for high grade tea. The prevalent weather, consistent rainfall, rich soil and mountainous slopes all combine to make a perfect but unique terroir. The area is also remote and surrounded by unspoilt natural terrain. This tea is certified organic under USDA, EU and Colombian regulations.
Bitaco Tea Estate is run by Agricola Himalayas S.A. and they have extensive social responsibility programmes run in the area. These focus especially on education of children in the local area but also provide extensive support for other rural projects.
Bitaco Colombian Wiry Green tea has a classic profile that is bound to appeal to green tea fans. The fine tippy twisted leaves produce a bright liquor with a light and fresh vegetal aroma. The flavour is smooth, yet with a slight dryness on the aftertaste typical of many green teas. The flavours in this tea start with notes that have a fruity edge, slowly developing a more creamy and vegetal aspect, finally finishing on a slightly drying grassy aftertaste. The fruity notes are light but most interesting, vaguely reminiscent of strawberries or perhaps raspberries.
We suggest brewing parameters of 80°C for 2-3 minutes according to your taste, brewing 2 or more times.