Review: Mellow Monk Frosty Garden Green

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Thumbs up!"Mellow Monk's Frosty Garden is a japanese sencha known as shiraore which contains leaf stems. Most tea does not contain stems. When more constituents of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis are included, more health benefits are apt to arise. "
Samantha’s Teaview: 7.5/10
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Mellow Monk's Frosty Garden is a japanese sencha known as shiraore which contains leaf stems. Most tea does not contain stems. When more constituents of the tea plant Camellia Sinensis are included, for instance matcha (a powder consisting of the entire leaf), more health benefits are apt to arise. L-Theanine is an amino acid that is naturally found in the tea plant.

Theanine has been found to promote alpha wave brain activity. The brain produces four different types of waves depending on different circumstances such as sleep, physical and mental relaxation, a state of alert such as when we feel afraid or agitated. Alpha waves occur doing wakeful relaxation. Since tea contains this beneficial amino acid, theanine, we feel relaxed when we drink a cup of tea. It's not just because you enjoy the tea or the peaceful music you have on in the background, though that does help promote relaxation, there's science going on in your body with every sip you take.

Now that you know that Mellow Monk's Frosty Garden contains more tea components than just the leaves, you have the assurance of additional relaxation with this cup.

This tea's leaves (and stems) have a strong smell that falls between grass and spinach. I brewed this tea for 2 minutes at about 167 F. My first brew tasted very much like fresh cut grass, it was smooth and citrusy. The sweetness from the stems tone down the grassy sencha taste. This tea had a particularly thicker mouth feel than other senchas I have had. It was also enjoyable cooled.

My second brew was very similar to the first, the third brew was much nuttier than I expected compared to the last two brews. It was a mix between a sencha and dragonwell but still very much sencha.

Sencha lovers would enjoy this tea, I give it a 7.5.

— To purchase Mellow Monk Frosty Garden Green, 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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