Received this as a sample! :) Thanks Stacy!

So apparently this is green tea that the Creamy Eggnog used as a base — which I also had as a sample a little while back — so I’m very interested to try it!

Not entirely sure how the dry leaf smells. Anytime I tried a whiff, I just smelled the Jasmine Pearls that was also in the parcel, heh. After being steeped, it smells of freshly mown grass, but not in a bad way. The liquor is very light, butter like in color.

The taste is buttery and sweet, and has that hint of fresh grass at the swallow. As I sip, I’m picking up on the floral notes from the sweet pea. It’s not bitter, or astringent.

It’s very pleasant. :) It’s making me want to try the Creamy Eggnog again sometime, because I think my palate is far more refined now than it was then. I remember when I had it before I couldn’t taste much beyond hot water until I added a bit of sugar, but I’m tasting this very clearly.

I’m not sure if I’ve been WOWED, but I can say this is one of the better green teas I’ve tried. :)

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Hello! I’m a 24 year old Canadian, currently working at Starbucks while I figure out what I want to do with myself in life, haha.

Like most everyone else, I grew up with teabags, and then discovered the grass really WAS greener on the other side with loose leaf. Nowadays I drink nearly exclusively loose, but will drink a bagged tea if I don’t care what I’m having.

My favorite kind of tea is black, and unflavored, although I do enjoy an occasional dessert black. I like whites second best. I’ve recently been dipping my toes into honeybush tisanes, greens and oolongs.

My favorite vendors are Butiki Teas and Verdant Teas. Both have fantastic teas, above and beyond customer service (especially Butiki), and fair prices for their very high quality teas. I can’t recommend them enough.

Purely for tasting notes references, I don’t use any additives for my teas. Older tasting notes for blacks was with milk+sugar, and then with just milk. Whites, oolongs, greens and herbals are all drunk straight unless otherwise specified in the notes.



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