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This JUST arrived today. I was greeted by the lovely Canton Tea Club package after returning home from my cousinly brainstorming session. When I read the box, my heart skipped a beat. This tea was A-Murr-ican!

I tore it open instantly. This wasn’t my first exposure to the Eva Lee/Chiu Leong/Tea Hawaii outfit. I had sampled everything from their black, their white, their other green and their oolong. This was a different green tea from the last one. The leaves were longer, wider, a different shade of green, and the smell was kelpy and tart. I assumed this was actually from leaves grown on their private estate, not one from a neighboring garden.

I brewed it up the first time like I would any green tea, and it came out much too light. On a second go-around, I opted for boiling water and a three-minute steep. The approach turned out a very citrusy brew with a slight grassy kick. It was light in a Long Jing sorta way, but with no vegetal profile to speak of.

I liked it quite a bit, and it served as the perfect fuel while writing a Halloween-related rant (here: http://www.lazyliteratus.com/1869).

At the time of this writing, the blog for this offering isn’t up yet, but I’ll update this note accordingly when it does.

Correction: I guess this IS their Ol’a green, only with a different rolling method. shrug

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

My husband made another batch of candy-corn sugar cookies (roll the little kernels up in slice-and-bake dough). They’re just evil.

Geoffrey Norman

And just because of that…I’m going out to buy candycorn.

LiberTEAS

OMG I am going to have to try that. It sounds simple but incredibly evil. Evilly yummy.

Geoffrey Norman

Just keep in mind, it’s WAY different from the Ol’a green.

gmathis

Only thing to bear in mind (after clumsy experimentation) is that the candy corn re-e-e-eally melts (almost turns to hard candy) and can be very sticky. So we used baking parchment.

LiberTEAS

I always use baking parchment. It still sounds really yummmmmm. @Geoffrey – I love the Ola/Ol’a that I’ve tried but it would be good for this one to be different … different is good!

Geoffrey Norman

It’s heartier than the Ol’a. So that’s a plus.

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gmathis

My husband made another batch of candy-corn sugar cookies (roll the little kernels up in slice-and-bake dough). They’re just evil.

Geoffrey Norman

And just because of that…I’m going out to buy candycorn.

LiberTEAS

OMG I am going to have to try that. It sounds simple but incredibly evil. Evilly yummy.

Geoffrey Norman

Just keep in mind, it’s WAY different from the Ol’a green.

gmathis

Only thing to bear in mind (after clumsy experimentation) is that the candy corn re-e-e-eally melts (almost turns to hard candy) and can be very sticky. So we used baking parchment.

LiberTEAS

I always use baking parchment. It still sounds really yummmmmm. @Geoffrey – I love the Ola/Ol’a that I’ve tried but it would be good for this one to be different … different is good!

Geoffrey Norman

It’s heartier than the Ol’a. So that’s a plus.

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I moonlight as a procrastinating writer and daylight as a trader of jack. I appreciate good tea, good beer, and food that is bad for me. Someday I’ll write the great American novel. And it’ll probably have something to do with tea or beer…or both. In the meantime, I subsist.

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