First Flush In Demand Today
May 18, 2010 | Written by Anupa Mueller
We filled a lot of first flush orders today. I guess our customers are keeping up with our news! We have just put it on the web, will take it to the Tea Room tomorrow and I guess we're in business. We had several back orders for customers in the U.S. and overseas and we are tending to our backlog first. We noticed the nice, green hue to the infused leaf which was entirely missing last year when we lost virtually the whole crop because of prolonged drought. Although this year also began with a drought, the harvest was salvaged with some very timely rain. This is the 3rd lot manufactued this year - pleasant pungency, the characteristic astringency associated with a spring crop and the light golden color to the cup. You should also look for the naturally sweet aroma as the cup cools. As with all Makaibari tea, this is certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair trade. A tea with a conscience.