|"The aroma for it was unlike any black tea; shades of spearmint, olive leave, and grass. All familiar traits for a green tea. I'm glad I looked beforehand."|
The aroma for it was unlike any black tea; shades of spearmint, olive leave, and grass. All familiar traits for a green tea. I'm glad I looked beforehand. All said, it was pleasant to look at and possessed a relaxing scent. Forest-like, for sure.
Brewing instructions, however, were the same for Darjeeling blacks. The vendor site recommended 195F water and a three-minute steep. I didn't buy that. Green teas should be dealt a lighter touch. I went with 1 tsp infused in 8oz of 170F water for three minutes.
At a lighter infusion temp, the liquor brewed to a pale gold. It appeared rather murky on face value. Mouthpiece aroma was vegetal but not spinachy. To the taste, I must admit that it sold me. This had some of the grassy elements associated with most greens but held up in the flavor department; albeit with no known subtlety. I also appreciated that it had a honey-like texture with an almond caress. Much appreciated. A solid green tea comparable to a decent Longjing.
Tea Tip: Ignore the 195F water temp recommendation. That "might" spinach the brew for some.
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