Walnut Street Tea Company
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Recent Tasting Notes
This is one of those teas that – even though I enjoy drinking it – I don’t actually steep as often as I probably should.
Dry this happens to have a scent that reminds me of day-old cut grass, with a little lingering toastiness from the bits of rice. It’s a smell that I absolutely adore and I’ll often take a whiff even when I’m planning to drink other things.
On the first steep there’s a crisp, almost kale-like taste that lingers comfortably. You can pick up the background and after-taste of rice that’s quite pleasant…but my deviant palate really wishes it was just a little sweeter.
Second steep is, naturally, a bit milder…but still pleasant.
This is the sort of tea I absent-mindedly drink while doing homework, papers or whatnot. I wish I could say that it made an impression, but I’m not likely to refill my jar when this one runs out; I have a feeling there are other green teas out there that would make me happier.
It’s odd. There’s a surprising sourness that comes along with the floral and fruity notes. It is almost as if I steeped the tea in juice that had not been sweetened at all. The taste is alright, but I cannot get beyond the sourness. It is not overwhelming, but so very out of place with what I expected.
Amount: ~3 tsp (plastic lunch spoon)
Water: hot spigot water (usually ~160°F)
Tool: kati loose tea system (my Review here.)
Steep Time: 4+ minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: floral, sweet, fruity, a little coco (smell cross contamination?)
Steeped Tea Smell: apple, hibiscus
Flavor: bitter and sweet berry hibiscus, apple
Liquor: opaque red-purple
I got this in a swap with Mel.
A bit more bitter than I would like.