Review: Drink the Leaf Clouds and Mist

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Thumbs up!"This tea has a somewhat oily liquor that goes down silky smooth with hints of spinach and nuts and a slight dryness at the end."
Samantha’s Teaview: 8/10
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drinkleafcloudsmistCloud and Mist, what a name. The first time I heard about this tea was from my cousin who had recently returned from China for an international law trip. I had never experienced this tea before but after hearing the name I quickly became intrigued. I had imagined a large picturesque mountaintop covered with tea leafs that stretched out to grace the edges of clouds and upon drinking this elixir, a heavenly experience.

While I didn’t quite literally reach heaven while enjoying this tea, I did have an enjoyable earthly experience with the mountains and clouds in mind. I started by brewing a full 1.5 tsp as recommended by Drink the Leaf for 3 minutes. The tea leafs were rolled in little tendrils with a smell that quickly reminded me of sencha, though tasted nothing of the sort in the cup. Sencha is very vegetal with an almost seaweed-like taste. Cloud and Mist, though vegetal, has a more floral smell and taste to it. At 3 minutes my little glass teapot was brimming yellow and after tasting, this was something all of its own.

This tea had a somewhat oily liquor that went down silky smooth with hints of spinach and nuts and a slight dryness at the end. The second brew was a bit more flowery. This tea was also brewed with fresh leaves at 2.5 minutes and 4 minutes. At 2.5 minutes the flavors were very much like that at 3 minutes, but on a lighter side. At 4 minutes, I thought the tea was a tad bitter for my liking. For an optimal brew, I would suggest 2.5 to 3 minutes with water just barely boiling.

Drink the Leaf's motto stood the test, “just add water” as they state on their website. Their Cloud and Mist was definitely up to par. This tea lasted to stand three brews. I would definitely buy this tea and drink it daily.

— To purchase Drink the Leaf Clouds and Mist, or for more specific information on ingredients or the story behind this particular tea, click here to go directly to the manufacturer's web site.

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