Tasting notes: very sweet, slightly malty with a pleasant autumn evening earthiness.
Farm location: Matagalpa, Nicaragua.
The raw leaves from the arabica coffee plant go through a black tea like CTC (crush tear curl) production but their leaves are only moderately oxidized as opposed to full oxidation (required for black tea.) Regular coffee bean cultivation happens in-between November and March, in the "off-season" the arabica coffee plant leaf is picked and harvested into tea. This tea is moderately new to the western world but has been consumed in Ethiopia for years.