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drank Monk's Choice by Mellow Monk
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I am not a great drinker of green teas, but I am trying more each day to see how my preferences may alter!

I got this in a box of samples and must say it’s pretty tasty. The initial aroma of the liquor was a little overpoweringly like fresh seaweed, so I let my cup set a moment before proceeding much. As it cooled slightly, the scent was less pervasive and the flavor of the tea itself became more to my taste!

It’s a very solid, general green tea. It is lightly vegetal but not overpowering in any flavor. It’s definitely a mellow brew, and that suits me right now! I’m trying to determine where to draw the line between “grassy” and “seaweedy” in flavor, but this sort of balances between the two for me.

Not my favorite tea, as I don’t drink green teas with much frequency as I noted. But it definitely is going to be considered whenever I am in the mood for a mild flavored tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec
Spoonvonstup

Have you tried anything else from Mellow Monk? They all share that wonderful, mellow profile- the values are clear to see in the taste of their tea.
If you’re making any other orders to MM, I really enjoyed the Top Leaf and (even more so) the Shaded Leaf. Shaded leaf in particular has a distinctive sweetness that’s just like honey nut cheerios to me.

Dinah Saur

I haven’t yet! But thanks for the suggestions. I’m totally going to place an order sometime soon. :D

Kashyap

try this: cover the tea with cold water (just enough to cover the leaves) and then put your kettle on the boil…use the cold water like a heat shield and a preextractor and when you add the hot, pour off nearly immediatly and see what complexity you get from it…i think you may be surprised :)

Spoonvonstup

That sounds fun! Thanks for the tip, Kashyap. I’ll have to try that, too. Usually I just try and pour directly onto the side of the vessel from a height to help prevent shocking the poor leaves.

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Spoonvonstup

Have you tried anything else from Mellow Monk? They all share that wonderful, mellow profile- the values are clear to see in the taste of their tea.
If you’re making any other orders to MM, I really enjoyed the Top Leaf and (even more so) the Shaded Leaf. Shaded leaf in particular has a distinctive sweetness that’s just like honey nut cheerios to me.

Dinah Saur

I haven’t yet! But thanks for the suggestions. I’m totally going to place an order sometime soon. :D

Kashyap

try this: cover the tea with cold water (just enough to cover the leaves) and then put your kettle on the boil…use the cold water like a heat shield and a preextractor and when you add the hot, pour off nearly immediatly and see what complexity you get from it…i think you may be surprised :)

Spoonvonstup

That sounds fun! Thanks for the tip, Kashyap. I’ll have to try that, too. Usually I just try and pour directly onto the side of the vessel from a height to help prevent shocking the poor leaves.

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