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drank Citron Green by Adagio Teas
216 tasting notes

The leaves for this tea smell absolutely wonderful, light and green, and the tea I brewed from them had the same lovely scent. I was terribly disappointed to take a sip and discover that there was nothing there to taste at all. There was enough green that I was sure I’d actually picked up the tea and not a cup of hot water, but no citrus at all and hardly any tea.

Now, to be fair, I strongly suspect that I’ve kept this tea too long — I discovered the unopened tin recently, and I’m not sure when I acquired it. It’s possible that the flavor was lost before the scent. If it can be made to taste anything like it smells, I would like to try this one again.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

You steeped it both too hot and too long for my preferences, so maybe our tastes are the same and that’s the problem? You could possibly try 190 degrees for 30sec. Another suggestion… I’ve found I like flavored senchas steeped w/ premium sencha parameters, it really makes the flavors pop! Give 1.5tsp of leaf steeped in 2oz of 160 degree water for 1.5min a try. I haven’t; however, gotten used to the tiny cup size so I normally steep 4.5tsp in 6oz water. Hopefully one of those suggestions will give you a better cuppa:)

Cait

Thanks for the tip, and I’ve given it a try! Sadly, while it does help slightly, there’s still very little there to the taste, and what there is is oddly coarse. I think this tea is just too old! I do tend to forget that green teas like their water a little cooler and just pour the kettle on; I must try and remember not to do that….

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Cofftea

You steeped it both too hot and too long for my preferences, so maybe our tastes are the same and that’s the problem? You could possibly try 190 degrees for 30sec. Another suggestion… I’ve found I like flavored senchas steeped w/ premium sencha parameters, it really makes the flavors pop! Give 1.5tsp of leaf steeped in 2oz of 160 degree water for 1.5min a try. I haven’t; however, gotten used to the tiny cup size so I normally steep 4.5tsp in 6oz water. Hopefully one of those suggestions will give you a better cuppa:)

Cait

Thanks for the tip, and I’ve given it a try! Sadly, while it does help slightly, there’s still very little there to the taste, and what there is is oddly coarse. I think this tea is just too old! I do tend to forget that green teas like their water a little cooler and just pour the kettle on; I must try and remember not to do that….

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