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drank Hulu Green by TeaSource
98 tasting notes

Ooh, this is good. I’m not much of a green tea drinker but I got a sample pack from TeaSource to try and remedy that. This has a lovely, lightly grassy aroma (I’m still getting used to that) and a fabulous smooth taste when mixed with a little drizzle of agave. I just steeped it the second time (same temp, about 30 sec longer) without adding sweetener and it’s fantastic…smooth and not astringent at all. I really like how the second infusion of lots of my favorite teas is even better than the first! My favorite green tea so far (Triple Leaf Green showed me just how good it could be, and this is even better)—I think this will be a staple. Yay for green!

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175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
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Update: this is only good for 2 steepings; the 3rd doesn’t taste like much.

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Update: this is only good for 2 steepings; the 3rd doesn’t taste like much.

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I’m a college tea drinker.
I cook feverishly.
I draw.
I make movies.
I knit.
Someday I wish to own chickens.

I love tea because of the complete sensory experience it offers me. Clock time fades away as I lean into my cup, watching the delicate cascades of steam waft up from the brew. Peace. Stillness. Feeling centered. It’s my meditation…

To give you a little background on my tea preferences (which will put my ratings into perspective)…

I love teas that are strong without bitterness and have earthy flavors to them, like rooibos or a really good black tea. (A few favorites in this category: Toffee Almond Supreme, Popped Rooibos, Oh Canada, Nutcracker Sweet.) Vanilla, cinnamon, and nutty are some of my favorite flavor notes. After about a year of warming up to greens, I absolutely love them—from the sweet, nutty, green-tea-ice-cream-like to the bold, grassy earthiness of Gunpowder Temple of Heaven. I also enjoy a nice white every once in a while. Fruity teas aren’t my favorite. I do have a few fruity teas that I love though, like TeaSource’s Green Tea with Pomegranate, Lemon Solstice, and Blueberry Fields.

I drink all of my teas unsweetened; if a tea needs sweetening, I usually don’t like it. A couple of notable exceptions: I sometimes sweeten straight green teas and matcha, and I drink my chai with soymilk (but no other sweetener). I sometimes like my black tea with a little dollop of soymilk.

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