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What an utterly delicious green tea. It’s brilliant green leaves have a fresh and vegetal aroma. The brewed tea (2 mins) is sensational: one of the best—if not the best—green I have had. It does have a very buttery vegetable taste with both elements of natural sweetness and a tinge of a bitterness that is not at all unpleasant.

This is like a really good liquid salad!

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

I love that—“…like a really good liquid salad!” lol! :)

Shinobi_cha

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Stephanie

I love that—“…like a really good liquid salad!” lol! :)

Shinobi_cha

You might want to also put your entry here:
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It appears there is a duplication on this tea, as 5 other people have already rated it, but in this entry, you are the first. :)

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I really love big, bold, brash teas. Smokiness enthralls me. I don’t seem to do subtle.
I don’t do rooibos.

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Never again in a hundred million years

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56-70:
Shows some promise but also has a fundamental flaw. I probably owe these a second taste but am unmotivated.

71-80:
Good with at least one strong quality; I probably would not buy it but would drink it cheerfully.

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91-95: These are the true loves, the chosen ones, the ones I dream about and crave. Unless they are in a limited edition—la! how you tease me!—I will always keep in my cupboard.

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