This picture doesn’t do it justice. The emerald green of the powder whisked together with boiling spring water produces a frothy green bowl of thick tea. The flavor of the Tencha is there, but much stronger and with a bit of a bite. Try it with a piece of chocolate on your tongue!
155 Tasting Notes
Tencha, the tea leaves that eventually become the wonderful brew that is Matcha…
This tea is much lighter than the senchas that we have. It is smooth, and vegetal and creamy, but with very little body and astringency. It is quite lovely for the afternoon, when you just need a gentle wake up.
Yunnan black teas come from a remote area of China on the border of Laos and Burma where the very first tea plants are thought to have originated. Yunnan black teas have a very earthy quality that is complemented with a maple sweetness.
The large black leaves with touches of gold evoke a smokey aroma. The flavor brings forth a sweetness that strikes a perfect balance with the earthy notes.
Singell is grown outside the Kuresong Village. It is an incredible second flush that has dark fruity flavors-a perfect pairing with the afternoon.
Golden Monkey is a magnificent Chinese black tea. Its aromas are lightly sweet, with hints of apricots, nuts, and a mild rose background note. Its body is light and its flavors are a blend of cooked stone fruit, specifically baked apricots, and semisweet chocolate. Its finish is nutty, with flavors of raw pecans.
Golden Monkey is a relatively new Chinese export that has recently grown quite popular in the United States and Europe, where its apricot aromas and chocolate flavors are highly appreciated.
This is a delightful medium light bodied tea. Its leaves are long and slender with many ending in golden tips. Its aromas are fragrant with notes of chocolate or cocoa, with a light scent of ripe apricots. The flavor of Keemun Mao Feng Treasure is light and sweet, with hints of chocolate and stone fruit flavors of baked apricots.
Keemun Mao Feng is possibly China’s most famous black tea and has been a long time Western favorite. Like the Keemun Hao Ya A, the Keemun Mao Feng is most notable for the distinctive chocolate flavors, a quality that is reminiscent of unsweetened cocoa, without the bitterness. The harvest period for this tea is both early and short, which makes this a rare and delightful tea.
This black tea blend is named for East Frisia, an area of Germany’s North Sea Coast where tea is extremely popular, specifically black tea. This tea blends Assam, Darjeeling and Ceylon. It is also complemented well with a bit of cream and sugar and is a wonderful way to kick off this snowy day!
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Strong, simple and smooth. Everything you need on a cold and sunny winter morning.
A sweet citrus caramel brew
a bit dry in the back
with body that doesn’t lack
we’d come up with a better track
but we’re tired and through.
Kenilworth, warm honey toast
we don’t mean to boast
but we find it the most
born and raised
its natural essence
you taste so great
send me to
a second flush Fate
I feel smarter
As employees here at the store we are so spoiled by the ability to drink any tea at our fingertips, that most of the time those fingers reach for those high end exclusive teas. We forget that something so simple as Bancha, a Japanese green tea whose leaves are a bit larger and rougher than that of Sencha, can be equally as enjoyable as something twice its price.
Bancha has a much nuttier flavor than that of Sencha, but it is easy to drink and compliments meals well.
Tropical fruit aroma that could bring one out of a coma along with a slight hint of passion; early afternoon bliss and rudimentary satisfaction.
Dark multi-dimensional and evolutionary, take a sip of this malted gold. Behold, one becomes bold, chase away the cold, rinse away these leaves and you will believe. Drink, drink, don’t think.
A little honey and caramel twist without the brisk so put this tea on your list or you’ll miss a moment of bliss.
The strong smoky scent of the dry leaves are deceiving to the gentle brew it yields. This smooth Chinese tea fills the mouth and coats the tongue with a bold and slightly peppery liquid. Perfect for a winter’s day.
Another pot of Mangalam to start the morning. It’s a crisp and clear morning in Millerton and this tea smoothly guides you into the day.
This is a balled oolong, with leaves that are tight, shiny dark green pellets. It gives off a potent gardenia and lilac aroma with notes of crystallized sugar and fresh citrus. It has a medium light body and its flavors are among the creamiest of oolongs.
Pussimbing is probably one of the least astringent darjeelings. It is light and fruity with great aroma. It will pair excellent with a dinner meal.
Panyang Golden Needle, as its name suggests, has plenty of nice golden tips to make it light and sweet. It also has some nice fruit and nut undertones.
This tea is a lovely blend of the African red bush and Indian spice, specifically clove, cardamom and cinnamon. The Rooibos Chai is a deliciously satisfying caffeine-free alternative to wind down with in the late afternoon. Cheers!