Issue #12 of JagaSpam: Maccha and CFIA, Yummy Teas, and Cheesecake

Posted in Uncategorized by jagajared on April 20, 2011


   Because of recent developments in the Japanese nuclear crisis, our maccha has been held up at the border.

   It is critical that we prove to the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) that our tea is not from the “Listed Prefectures” affected by the crisis.

   The Harimaen Estate is certified organic and located in Uji, Kyoto, Japan and has been largely unaffected by the crisis. However, to assuage customer concerns, the Harima family has been regularly submitting their tea for analysis. The tests have consistently come back showing evidence of no radiation.

   Therefore, the hold-up involves JagaSilk submitting paperwork that proves origin (which we have been fervently doing!) and the ETA for our tea is within the next 10-14 days. 

   Thank you for your support!


If you have not had a chance to try them, do so.

The Dragon Well has been hand-picked from semi-wild camellia sinensis that has grown to full height. The trees are of excellent origin, and the flavour is exquisite. We have brought in a 2010 harvest and have thus been given the opportunity to showcase this tea at the “proper time” of year. It is my favourite tea we have right now.

The Jungpana Estate is a Darjeeling region black tea from the Fall 2010 harvest. It is the first time we have had an “Autumnal” and the flavour is surprising for a tea from Darjeeling. It is really just like a middle ground between Assam’s bassy notes and the grape notes of Darjeelings. Harvested from teh same peak as Castelton, this is one damn fine black tea.

The Potion is a blend of local stinging nettle, chamomile, and rosehips. We have finally brought it back after 1.5 years and the response has been most excellent. This tea was put together by Miyuki and is excellent for treating seasonal allergies.


On April 18, come down and pair some of your favourite teas with lovingly made cheesecake made exclusivley for JagaSilk by Akemi of the Orange Duck Icecream Company!
She has also added an icecream featuring local bumbleberry wine and currants. (Currently available)


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