Looks like I get to be the first to review this tasty tea! The dry smell is heavenly! I’ve loved Dragonwell since I first started drinking green tea. I don’t always have the words to describe smells & flavors, but I see a pasture of lush grasses & clover on a hot summer day! There is a mild bitter undertone to the scent, which in my mind is a good thing, as I eat a lot of greens & it is a flavor I used to abhor but now love. In my world, a meal isn’t complete if I haven’t eaten a green veggie with it, so green is good, & slightly bitter is good for your liver & gall bladder, so it’s good too.
I’ll start by saying my scale sucks. It’s basically by the oz, & although it measures grams too, the little lines are each 10g, so I do a lot of guessing. I also don’t own a glass tumbler, we drink cold beverages out of Mason jars around here (I have Qt, pt, & 1 c. size), & we drink hot drinks out of tea/coffee cups (I have everything from thimble to latte sized). As I told my sons, we have lots of class here, it’s just all low. (ok, we’re really middle class…)
So with all that said, I used my regular 6oz favorite tea cup, put 1 t. of the dry leaves in there (I attempted to weigh them, I think I was close), & otherwise followed David’s instructions, filling about 1/3 full, I swirled the water around, added another 1/3 & swirled, & then the final 1/3.
Ahhhh, the smell of fresh spring peas, the color is a very light spring green. A delicate taste, I kept the leaves in the cup, adding more water each time it got down to a third full, & the flavor was the edamame floating in a bowl of cashew cream. Tasty! I don’t know how many times I added water to my cup, but it was never bitter & I didn’t develop a severe case of cottonmouth, as I get so often from green teas.
I also poured some of the first steeping into a one C. mason jar to check out the color, then allowed it to chill, & it had a lively springlike taste & was quite refreshing!