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I didn’t order many green blends since I haven’t been as much of a fan of those lately, but the ones I do still like are Dammann, so I figured it wasn’t too much of a risk. This one was especially intriguing because it is definitely not a sencha… it’s actually green tea from Vietnam, which I don’t think I’ve ever tried before. Cool!

The dry leaf smells like lychees and a bit of banana, but not too much. Kind of reminds me of a smoothie made with banana, in that you can taste it but it’s not the main event. This is actually supposed to be banana flower, so I guess that makes sense. The flavor is definitely floral, as lychees tend to be fairly floral on their own, plus the addition of other, distinct florals blends well. The banana florals are pretty neat; I typically am not huge on banana flavoring, but these are nice and banana-y without overkill. This isn’t a mind-blowingly awesome tea, but it is tasty and I bet it would also make a killer iced tea. A nice, light fruity blend for when I’m in the mood.

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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Sil

neat. :)

cteresa

Does it have lotus? Vietnam related names seem to be code for lotus as an ingredient and I am just not a lotus person – but this sounds pretty awesome to me, as long as it is lotus free!

Dinosara

I don’t think there are any lotus flavors in here… None listed, and I didn’t get any that I recognized. It says only banana, and bamboo flowers!

cteresa

That is good to know, thank you! banana (and lychee) are interesting, lotus is lovely but very much not my thing.

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Sil

neat. :)

cteresa

Does it have lotus? Vietnam related names seem to be code for lotus as an ingredient and I am just not a lotus person – but this sounds pretty awesome to me, as long as it is lotus free!

Dinosara

I don’t think there are any lotus flavors in here… None listed, and I didn’t get any that I recognized. It says only banana, and bamboo flowers!

cteresa

That is good to know, thank you! banana (and lychee) are interesting, lotus is lovely but very much not my thing.

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I am tea obsessed, with the stash to match. I tend to really enjoy green oolongs, Chinese blacks, and flavored teas with high quality bases, especially florals, bergamot-based teas, and chocolate teas.

In my free time I am a birder, baker, and music/movie/tv addict.

Here are my rating categories, FYI:
100-90: I’m in LOVE with these teas.
89-85: I really really like these teas and will keep most of them in the permanent collection, but they’re not quite as spectacular as the top category
84-80: Tasty teas that I enjoy, but definitely won’t rebuy when I run out.
79-70: Teas that I would probably drink again, but wouldn’t seek out. They don’t quite do it for me in one aspect or another; often just not quite my style
69-50: Teas that I don’t really enjoy all that much and wouldn’t drink another cup of.
49 and below: Mega yuck. This tea is just disgusting to me.

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