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drank Yuzu Dream by Mellow Monk
2165 tasting notes

My first order arrived from Mellow Monk! Do I need any more green tea? Er… ummm… well, in fact no! I just couldn’t resist once they got their new stock in.

I wanted to try this one out this afternoon, though I am a little wired already from having some gyokuro matcha with lunch. I followed the MM instructions which said to steep for 2 minutes @ 170F — I guesstimated.

There’s a TON of dried yuzu peel in this package. My cup ended up being a light yellow so I was somewhat worried about the flavor, but it’s delightful, IMO. The yuzu lends a grapfruity/lemon note and I am definitely picking up on the rose element. It’s got a lightly sweet and tart flavor and the green tea is just lending a slightly vegetal quality with a hint of berry. Hmm. This is good, I like it! Very refreshing for the afternoon. I bet this would also be good iced or mixed with some sparkling water as an apertif.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Scatterbrain

I’ve gotta try some of their teas soon.

TeaBrat

yeah, this is my first batch. so far, so good…

Scatterbrain

Did you by chance get the Top Leaf or Shaded Lead? You should try the two greens from Ito En that I’ve been reviewing recently, they’re really good.

gmathis

Much inexperience here; never had the pleasure of meeting a yuzu!

Scatterbrain

I don’t know if you have Wegman’s over in your part of the country but they sell it in bulk there if you have any nearby. You could get just get an ounce to try it out.

gmathis

Nope, no Wegman’s in my part of the world. We are a strange family…one of our great joys when we travel is to traipse up and down the aisles of local grocery stores like they were museums.

Charles Thomas Draper

Now you are making me thirsty for flavored teas.

ashmanra

Gmathis: I do the same! When I go to Raleigh I have to go through Whole Foods and the Fresh Market, and sometimes A Southern Season in Chapel Hill. You mentioned getting bulk bin tea. I JUST discovered that our health food store has a little cubby of a room at the back with the raw sugar I so excitedly buy in Raleigh! And they had TEA! Like yours! I haven’t purchased any yet, but I will soon!

TeaBrat

@Kwinter – I also got the Top Leaf and the Frosty Garden, I hope to try them soon.

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Scatterbrain

I’ve gotta try some of their teas soon.

TeaBrat

yeah, this is my first batch. so far, so good…

Scatterbrain

Did you by chance get the Top Leaf or Shaded Lead? You should try the two greens from Ito En that I’ve been reviewing recently, they’re really good.

gmathis

Much inexperience here; never had the pleasure of meeting a yuzu!

Scatterbrain

I don’t know if you have Wegman’s over in your part of the country but they sell it in bulk there if you have any nearby. You could get just get an ounce to try it out.

gmathis

Nope, no Wegman’s in my part of the world. We are a strange family…one of our great joys when we travel is to traipse up and down the aisles of local grocery stores like they were museums.

Charles Thomas Draper

Now you are making me thirsty for flavored teas.

ashmanra

Gmathis: I do the same! When I go to Raleigh I have to go through Whole Foods and the Fresh Market, and sometimes A Southern Season in Chapel Hill. You mentioned getting bulk bin tea. I JUST discovered that our health food store has a little cubby of a room at the back with the raw sugar I so excitedly buy in Raleigh! And they had TEA! Like yours! I haven’t purchased any yet, but I will soon!

TeaBrat

@Kwinter – I also got the Top Leaf and the Frosty Garden, I hope to try them soon.

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