|"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."|
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.
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