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drank Japanese Green Tea by Flavia
93 tasting notes

Sigh
Thought my former discription of this tea was too useless, so rewriting the note.

As a start, the color was a green, with much dust and texture.
It tasted very bitter/sour. Like the rasberry tea of the same brand.
It tasted as seaweed, like a green tea that has been oversteeped or mistreated.

I wonder if it’s because of the machine, and not the leaves, that this tea taste so vile.
Normaly I expect a green tea to be sweet with a hint of “seaweed” but this is just too much bitternes. And the rasberry (before mentioned) should also have been sweeter, in comparison to other tea of the same kind.

I don’t know if the Flaviamachine adjust to the different needs of teasorts, like tempreture, but I think not. It would explain why the Earl Grey and the Yasmin tea didn’t fail completely.
Black tea takes high temp. just fine, and white tea is very forgiving. Not so with the teas before mentioned.

I give it another try, cutting the bag open and try steeping it manualy when I get the chance. Untill then – it gets a very bad rating.

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Many things can be said about me, but I rather not go into details… Other than the facts that: Yes, I am from Greenland (Yeah, it’s totaly awesome!) and I love my books, cats and tea.

I love all kinds of tea, but must confess a greater love towards the Da Hong Pao and a deep hatred for Ceylon and Pickwick. (Yes, I am aware that Ceylon is area). Sorry, It’s not them, it’s me.
Other than that I love the greens, the whites and the blacks (and all of the things in the middle) evenly.

Rating system – I love the smileyrate here on steepster, so I’ll just follow that. That’s 1 point for the worst tea in the history of man, and 100 point for some of the best tea… note that I usually rate high because I am a optimist and love all things tea.

“You can’t get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me.”
~ C. S. Lewis

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