New Tea and New Coffees
We just opened a fresh bag of Imperial Gold Premium Oolong tea. The dry tea leaves are a brilliant green, and the brewed aroma is delightfully reminiscent of honeysuckle. This fine tea offers health benefits and is available for $7.50 per quarter pound.
We currently have “new crop” coffees from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Tanzania. “New crop” coffee is coffee delivered for roasting soon after harvesting and processing. Coffees are at their brightest in this state.
Two of our favorite “current crop” coffees are from islands in the Pacific. Our Celebes Kalossi (now known as Sulawesi) is rich and full bodied with complex flavor. Our Sumatra Mandheling is earthy, sturdy and direct –a bold, distinctive coffee. “Current crop” means coffee harvested during the current crop year. For example coffee harvested in March 2012 would be identified as 2012/2013 crop and would be current until March 2013. Coffee from a previous harvest year is referred to as past crop. Owners, Grant and Kathy Heath, work to provide our customers with current crop coffees, trying to anticipate how much of each our coffees will be needed during a crop year.