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drank Kukicha by Adagio Teas
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A light green tea with a pleasantly nutty underbelly — okay, okay: undertone (undertaste?) — that is very interesting, particularly since it comes from the addition, apparently, of twigs. Well done, twigs! Who knew you were dying to get into the tea business lo these many centuries?

Green teas on the nutty side tend to intrigue me far more than their grassier-tasting cousins. Too much grassy flavor = liquid lettuce. Although I do love a good salad, said love is incredibly fleeting when composed in liquid form.

Sidenote/Sidemuse: Drinking a cup of green tea always makes me feel distinctly mellow, the sort of mellowness I never feel with black, white, or even herbal teas. Why is this?

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180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Perspicacitea

It’s funny you should mention the mellowness compared to black or white teas! I’ve been doing some research on tea lately, and it turns out that green tea has the most L-theanine in it of any other kind of tea. That would account for the mellowness. …Fascinating stuff! :)

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Perspicacitea

It’s funny you should mention the mellowness compared to black or white teas! I’ve been doing some research on tea lately, and it turns out that green tea has the most L-theanine in it of any other kind of tea. That would account for the mellowness. …Fascinating stuff! :)

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