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drank Yunnan Emerald Buds by Teavana
538 tasting notes

This is another tea that I recently was able to get 2 free oz of at Teavana. These were not picked out by me at all and so far the flavors of these free teas are…well..meh. Not great, but not bad either. Even though I adore green tea I don’t see myself picking this one on my own.
The buds have a very peppery smell. Very interesting to say the least. They also, to me, remind me of the smell of say, a bai mu dan. I’m not a big white tea person. So before I overly judge this tea on smell alone lets get to tasting!
The liquor is very light. The suggested steep time was only 1 min. The liquor still has that peppery smell and also a bit of something almost floral.
Hm. This is interesting. It does carry that pepper flavor into the tea. The flavor is a lot more full than I expected due to short steep time/liquor color. It has a pea overtone in the end of the sip.
Overall I think it’s okay. This flavor isn’t really what I’d be looking for in a green. I think that if I needed something in a pinch this would be fine, but overall I’m not overwhelmed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec
The DJBooth

Dude how do you keep getting these free samples?

Tamm

:p I’m sneaky! About the first 2 weeks after the new Teavana teas hit the stores they were liquidating some of their old stock. They had at least two boxes of 2 oz samples like this one just sitting in the store. So I tried to go a few times over a couple weeks and every time they gave me something extra!

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The DJBooth

Dude how do you keep getting these free samples?

Tamm

:p I’m sneaky! About the first 2 weeks after the new Teavana teas hit the stores they were liquidating some of their old stock. They had at least two boxes of 2 oz samples like this one just sitting in the store. So I tried to go a few times over a couple weeks and every time they gave me something extra!

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