JagaSilk


Issue #10 of JagaSpam: New York Times!!!!!!!!!

Posted in Maccha,Matcha,Tea,Uncategorized by jagajared on March 10, 2011

As poured at JagaSilk Teabar

WAAAAY too much cool stuff has happened since the last JagaSpam. I think I am going to have to spread it out over multiple spams so I do not inundate everyone.


NEW YORK TIMES BLOG & MINDING YOUR OWN BUSINESS LOCAL BLOG

We have been featured in two really awesome blogs:

1. The New York Freaking Times!!!!!! Super brilliant word artist Jordan Michelman came by the teabar one day and then total awesomeness happened.
http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/10/jagasilk-academy-of-tea/

2. Local blogger Lisa of Minding Your Own Business, also a mighty wordsmith, does a wonderful post on the JagaSilk
http://www.mindingyourownbusiness.ca/


TEA FESTIVAL WAS AWESOME

The 2010 Victoria Tea Festival was AWESOME! We made Masala Macchai for a kazillion people and we were completely sold out of the stuff by early on the 2nd day. The response was fantabulous. I think as far as the JagaSilk is concerned, it was our most successful Tea Festival yet! (and we have been with them since day 1 5 years ago)


DISCOVERY COFFEE

The good crew over at Discovery has decided to start serving the JagaSilk Limited Offering Loose Teas at both their locations and recommend them to their wholesale customers. So cool! Every last barista came down to teh Academy of Tea at JagaSilk (20+ people over 3 nights!) and did an intensive 3 hour training session with us.
They all now have a fondation from which to build on the precise preparation of individual teas. They have 6 rotating teas and an Earl Grey in their program. Sometimes you can go there and find teas that you can’t get at the Teabar and vice versa. It is all part of the allure of the seasonal teas.


NEW MENU

Come on down to the Teabar to see the new menu. We now have pictures… Ooooooohhhhh…. Aaaahhhhh…..

Seriously though, the menu is something I am really proud of. We now have a little 6 oz maccha cap available in any of our grades and the drink is fantastic. We have started to get really specific with our recipe and have tried to showcase that. It’s all about transparency at the Teabar though, so don’t be afraid to ask any of us to take you through the play by play on preparation.


YAYOI (YEAR OF THE RABBIT) LIMITED SELECTION LOOSE TEAS

So in the effort of making the Limited Offering boxes more about the tea, we have clouded them in mystery by renaming the months using traditional Japanese naming sytems for the months. March is thus Yayoi.

Yayoi features: High Mountain Lishan, freshly roasted Harimaen Estate Hojicha, Organic & Fair Trade Moroccon Mint, and an herbal blend put together by Miyu to help combat the cold: Potion (featuring local nettle, fresh chamomile, and rosehips)

This is probably the most expensive line-up we have ever put in. At $30 per box, this is a little bit of a steal.


THE CREW AT JAGASILK

The crew at JagaSIlk has grown.

– Jared & Miyu (of course),
– Midori (tea and coffee genius),
– Justin (the coolest cha-rista this side of the Pacific; and boy can he bake!),
– Kanae (expert tea packer and barista extraordinairre),
– Ryan (the strategist, the para-legal genius, the Jaga Spy)

SNEAK PREVIEWS

– The Tea Bandit is about to make itself known
– Wine bottled ice tea?
– Jungpana Estate Darjeeling is this close to being released
– Orange Duck has their thinking cap on for designing a specialty cake program at the JagaSilk
– Maccha and cherry blossom watching… HANAMI time?


Jared and Miyu Nyberg
JagaSilk

p. 1.778.430.5683
f. 1.778.430.5684
www.jagasilk.com

A17-633 Courtney St
Victoria, BC, V8W 1B9
Canada

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