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Well this is my first cup of tea with my new Breville!!! So after tasting the difference between the cup of this tea i made this morning is huge! this one has some great color and awesome re-steepablity. Initially, I noticed the grassy flavor that is often easily recognizable in green teas. However, i noticed this green really has that fresh flavor, not overpowering but fresh and crisp. I don’t know if its just me, but i noticed the taste of edamame (soybeans)…and normally that would come off as really strange, but this time it just added to the freshness of the cup. I was pleasantly impressed by this one. As i am normally not a huge fan of greens, the folks at Shan Valley seemed to do a good job with this one:)

Flavors: Grass, Green Beans

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 750 OZ / 22180 ML
carol who

That Breville seems to work miracles with the tea, doesn’t it! No more overstepping, water is the right temp. I know I just go on and on about it. It seems you think its wonderful too. :)

Josh Buteau

Absolutely right Carol! I assume the trick to re steeping is just leaving the leaves in the basket and setting it for another go in the AM? That’s my plan, we’ll see how well it works:)

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carol who

That Breville seems to work miracles with the tea, doesn’t it! No more overstepping, water is the right temp. I know I just go on and on about it. It seems you think its wonderful too. :)

Josh Buteau

Absolutely right Carol! I assume the trick to re steeping is just leaving the leaves in the basket and setting it for another go in the AM? That’s my plan, we’ll see how well it works:)

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Just a normal guy that gave up the normal daily coffee for a healthier, more flavorful, more intrinsically complex beverage. Being a US marine and deploying on the regular makes enjoying a decent cup of tea difficult at times but shows that even the “rough” guys can enjoy a great cup of tea.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: Absolutely awesome! I don’t know why i’m spending time typing about them instead of drinking!
85-89: pretty damn delicious, and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the cream of the crop.
84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy and would drink again when i can find it, but more than likely will not make a second appearance except for freebies and samples.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: The unfortunate bottom category. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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