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Well, this tea is certainly past its normal time frame, so I was pleasantly surprised by its bold sea-green flavor. The tea was vacuum-sealed until recently and is still sealed with a desiccant package, so I’m certain that helped. A gentle taste of salt water and nori seaweed mixed with the taste of fresh cut grass after a rain. There’s no aroma to speak of, wet or dry, and its prior rich body is long gone, but still a pleasant cup for a spring afternoon.

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Matthew Magnuson

I still have some old Nagatani Gyokuro from last year. I have been eyeing it the last couple of days. Think it’s time to drink it. Or, gasp, make a chilled tea with it!

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Matthew Magnuson

I still have some old Nagatani Gyokuro from last year. I have been eyeing it the last couple of days. Think it’s time to drink it. Or, gasp, make a chilled tea with it!

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A tea geek (and also general geek) in Burlington, Vermont.

I’m drawn to the beauty of a steaming cup with snow falling outside. When I see a tea leaf, I see the long road and hundreds of hands that have brought it from the sun and soil to my pot.

I think that tea can be a way of life.

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