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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.
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.
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.
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