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The leaves are long, slender and bluish green. The way they weave themselves together is quite nice to look at. As much as I love the way this tea looks, I couldn’t have imagined enjoying a green tea, allow me to clarify, a vegetal green tea, this much. The scent of the dry tea evokes images of Halloween with pumpkins freshly scooped. I’m surprised. There’s a sweetness to the scent that is intriguing and I must have spent at least three minutes just breathing it in and trying to put my finger on it. Once steeped (165/1.5 min.), the aroma is still there and the flavor is divine. Yes, it’s definitely vegetal, but the most intriguing flavor of pumpkin and perhaps nutmeg emerges. It’s so lovely! This tea completely blew me away. I really enjoy green tea and have become accustomed to cups of asparagus and artichoke and even the occasional broccoli, but never something so delightful and unexpected. There is no grassiness to this tea, perhaps slightly leafy, definitely plantlike. The green is definitely present. It’s savory through and through with just a hint of sweetness. I will most definitely be adding this to my tea cupboard.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I’m a middle school teacher of French, Spanish, ESL and reading intervention. I’m also a mom to two young children.

I’ve always been a tea lover. When I lived in France during college, I really loved the tisanes. Over the past couple of years, I’ve branched off into loose teas. I’m not very knowledgeable about teas, but I’m really loving the learning process!

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