drank Karigane #22 by Kettl
3091 tasting notes

I used to drink tons of green teas, but somehow I’ve fallen more in love with the roastier teas. However, I still enjoy some greens as well. This one as particularly nice, with layers of flavor. I followed the initial steeping parameters of 1.5 min, then added 30 sec to each additional sip.
The first cup was redolent with ’green’ness, like a cup of matcha, so very fresh tasting, rich & clean. The very essence of spring, a thick lush spring. The 2nd steep started out a little astringent, but continued the wonderful savory tastes, adding a mouthfeel of nutbutter, creamy & thick. I’m on the 3rd steep now, the color of the tea is still a nice yellow green, the flavor pure, the texture like water from a mountain spring. After each sip there is a bright almost citrus sensation up the center of my tongue, & a lingering thickness around the edges.

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My love of Tea began with Herbals back in the 70’s. One of my favorites was a licorice blend from House of Hezekiah, an old tea shop in Kansas City. There was also a tea with mint, rose petals, chamomile, etc called Nuclear Casual Tea.
In the 80’s I gave up caffeine, chocolate, alcohol, (& a few illicit substances…), and brewed medicinal blends & tinctures to support 4 pregnancies (all children born at home). In the 90’s my love affair with green teas began when I discovered ‘The Republic of Tea’. Their beautiful teas & packaging inspired my original song, “TeaMind”, from my CD “Zen Breakfast”. If you’d like to hear the song for free, drop by my website.

In general, I drink my teas straight, but occasionally I add a pinch of Stevia & maybe some coconut or almond milk (I’m allergic to dairy, gluten, & various other things & avoid most sweets.)

I’ve explored a variety of teas:
Whites tend to be a little bland…sorry
Oolongs – wonderfully sensual
Roobios – I’m not a fan in general
Puehr – a fairly new direction for me
I’m not a huge fan of flavored teas, but I do make exceptions, & I’ll try just about anything once.

And Black Tea, Oh how I love thee!!
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