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Smokey, bitter, punchey. Probably what tea super badass samurai are drinking in Kurosawa movies.
Tea of the afternoon here; this is a pretty decent little tou cha – see previous notes for more info.
I’m not big on green teas, but for some reason, when I have a cold, green pearl tea is the only thing I can stomach. And it makes me feel better! Even if I don’t like the taste.
Very light in color, earthy, and no astringency. I got this as part of the oolong sampler to give the oolongs a try— all part of my tea education. I’m not sure I’ll ever want an oolong tea for my “breakfast tea”, but it would be lovely later in the day.
For whatever reason, I haven’t had jasmine pearls in a long time. They really are wonderful.
I just had to try the matcha from Silk Road Teas. I guess this matcha is drinkable but definitely not of quality. Dull in both color and taste. I used various water temperatures ranging from 160-175. I think this would probably would be best for cooking/baking so I might have to try that instead. For now, I will stick to Pure Matcha. =P
This is an exceptional green tea. It has a lovely sweet, grassy aroma, very delicious and light. I like to steep for two pots, first pot about 1 min 45sec, and for the second pot I like to steep for a little over 2 minutes. I was using water temp of about 170-175 but I think I like it better slightly lower temp of around 165.
Oh, num. It’s interesting how my tea phases go. A few months ago I couldn’t get enough of green Oolongs. Then I didn’t want anything to do with them. Now, I’m back to craving them. This hits the spot today. Floral and creamy and sweet. Siiiiiiigh of happiness.
The leaves are varied shades of deep green, with a sweet yet toasted grassy aroma. There is little detail, as the leaves are very light and very flat, which is kind of a disappoint, but they are full leaves nonetheless.
Steeping brings out more of that nice sweet toasted aroma, overpowering the grassy scent, which is less of a disappointment. The brew is a nice light jade color, with pieces of leaves floating to the bottom.
I like the subtleness of the grassy flavor, appropriately pulling to the backseat, allowing the sweet toasted flavors to come through.
There isn’t really much else to this tea. It is a very toasty green tea, with subtle notes of grass, but sweet, and toasted.
Definitely a delicious green tea and at a great price! I’m going to order more! It has a good vegetal taste and slight sweetness. I use a Japanese tea pot, 2 steep sessions.
Ever since seeing the excellent documentary “All In This Tea,” I’ve wanted to try this one and I finally got the chance when a local Chinese friend of mine brought some in to my shoppe for blending. During the aforementioned documentary film, renown tea master Gaetano Kazuo Maida does a public tasting of this specfic tea and describes the experience as “vegetal without being flowery, earthy, seaweed.” Well, he’s got a much more refined palate than I do but I get what he was saying. It’s definitely very, very vegetal and has a slight, natural sweetness to it that is refreshing. I’ve never tasted a tea so clean before. I got three lovely infusions out of the amount that was given and we’re getting together this weekend for more tastings.
one of the better black teas available at a reasonable price. this tea doesn’t have the tendency to get bitter like the more readily available blacks from India. not a complex flavor profile, but a dependably good cup
Every time I drink this tea, the rating goes higher. This tea is really masterfully made: I love the minimalist tins it comes in, I love the look of the glossy green pellets in the tin, and I love the honeyed colour of the liquor. The taste is also fabulous: a deep, enigmatic, borderline smokey mouthful.
I’m typically a green tea lover, but this is one of my favorite Oolong teas! It has an excellent flavor, pleasant aroma. I usually have about 3-4 pots at the approximate temperature of 185 and 1-2 min steeps. Drank it multiple times daily, went through it pretty quick. Will have to order more. =D