8 Tasting Notes
First tea from Mellow Monk. They had a promotion going on after Top Leaf won an award.
Smelled very…. green, similar to fresh cut grass. Its a good smell, but not at the top of my list. With the first steeping it was shockingly smooth yet the flavor was distinct and noticeable, not in an overpowering way. The flavor demands and holds your attention. The second steeping, while having a fainter flavor is remarkably similar in quality to the first.
Verdict: Beautiful and delightful, this tea is under-priced. No reason you shouldn’t treat yourself to top notch, award winning tea.
I had this while waiting for a job interview a year or so ago. It was bitter and flavorless. To be fair, it probably had been sitting in that box for a very long time.
Smells FANTASTIC. I couldn’t help but open the tin at a traffic light on the way home.
It turned out very smokey and strong, reminding me of the first time I had Lapsang Souchong two years prior watching a Godzilla marathon. Not quite as strong as I remember it knocking my socks off but it more than gets the job done.