Doke Green Diamond 2022 by Lochan Tea; received from Leafhopper — thanks!
I generally dislike Indian green teas. They tend to be quite astringent, rough and generally just not so enjoyable as their Chinese or Japanese counterparts.
Sadly, this seems to be no exception; though steeped short (2 minutes) and not so hot (77°C). I know, using all 5 grams was a bit excessive, but I didn’t wanted to split that amount up.
It was… pretty much as expected — rough and astringent, hay and drying flavour, only positive thing is that mouthfeel is quite long.
It is actually pretty much similar to my experience from Doke black tea, which was also quite flat tasting and bitter, but imagine similar notes, but because of green. Nothing great.