After work today my girlfriend and I ended up at Tea Haus, a tea shop a few doors down from where we work. This is a fantastic place to end up at any point in the day. While browsing I asked about any green teas that may be considered similar to a current personal favorite, the China Lung Ching. I was given a sample of this Japan Bancha to try. The aroma of the dry leaves is just so inviting. Such an earthy warmness fills the nose. My favorite!!! Plus the tea itself is just so pretty. The color is slightly darker than the China Lung which I was told is due to how each is dried differently. Once the steeping is done and poured into a mug that earthy green smell carries on with a little more umpfh. The taste is quite similar to the China Lung but its earthy vegetal taste stays consistent throughout. Where as the China Lung begins as such then ends with a slight sweetness. Overall this tea is quite enjoyable and upon my next visit to the Tea Haus I am going to have to get a bag of this to add to my collection.
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