JagaSilk Teabar is open for tea and desserts
Open for retail, Tues-Fri.
Not everything we sell is organic, but we believe in the movement. We have found that through multi year encouragement and investment and dialogue, the farmers we buy from start to see how important natural and environmentally friendly growing practices are to us, even if they’re not convinced it’s a good idea at first.
Case in point is Mr. Takaki. His experience is that organic is too risky. Our yearly visits and encouragement had him dedicate an entire field that he took over that had gone fallow, produced an organic tencha, and we promised to and followed through on purchasing the whole lot.
This Sencha pictured here is a 2021 harvest from him. We hope to learn the idiosyncrasies of deft tea firing from him and plan to do so with this tea. It’s not organic, but he is pulling back more and more unnatural processes, to the point that he does lose lots to bugs sometimes that traditionally his interventions with sprays and fertilizer would have prevented.
Experienced farmers like him are able to produce teas like this that just glow on the palette. It’s really hard to get this quality from hobby farmers with good intentions on organic, but lacking in experience. This selection is exquisite.
We feel that through our yearly agreements, positive steps forward on quality and clean tea are being made. We believe in relationships, dialogue, and shared purpose.
Tea & Desserts with Music Fridays (Outdoors)
Join us at JagaSilk every Final Friday for an afternoon of tea, house desserts and live background music by Sister Speak solo with guests. In-person reservations are currently free (seating available with “core bubble”). Virtual reservations include tea with brewing instructions, desserts and a Google Meet link to the livestream of the music. JagaSilk’s outdoor seating is open every Friday 12-4pm for tea, house desserts and background music.
Maccha fresh-milled in Victoria BC to your door. Free shipping.
Get a maccha subscription and use the coupon code RENEWAL2021 to get 10% off your first month here. Nothing beats maccha fresh off the mill, and we have been having way too much fun dialing in our Japanese maccha grinder for some incredible flavour intensity.
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We have focused on fresh-milled maccha green tea and its tools since 2005, inspiring our micro-milled tea lattes and a farm direct rotating line of loose teas, as well as our precision based approach to kombucha brewing. We are a teabar, a wholesaler and a tea academy based out of Victoria, BC, Canada. We believe in beauty, balance and ethical business.
Our goal is to act as nodes of knowledge for the maccha world outside of Japan. This means that what we learn often shifts or augments the information here and there are always updates worth checking out on our website. A plethora of info on what defines maccha, how to understand it, prepare it, and the best maccha and tools we can source for sale will meet the curious reader.
It is our hope that we can effect change in the tea industry by encouraging small batches of fresh tea being imported, rather than the current norm of buying in massive volume and selling aging stock from a hot and stuffy warehouse. We hope to encourage traceability so that our customers know when the tea was harvested, when it was prepared, where it’s from, and how the workers are treated. We hope to offer education so that what we learn about the complexities of teas from… Read More…