10 Tasting Notes
I’ve been looking for a cheap everyday green as I’m fairly poor right now :( and this is one of the cheapest gunpowders I’ve found while still being decent. Its aroma is smokey with hints of what reminds me very slightly of green rooibos or honey. It’s very buttery and delicious although slightly bitter, but that could probably be softened by a pinch of stevia if you want. I still have a few samples from Upton that I haven’t tried yet, but so far it looks like this will be one I buy in the future. :)
I didn’t think I liked jasmine-scented teas, but this definitely changed my mind! The scent of the dry bag is heavenly, as is the aroma when steeped. The taste is a little bitter/astringent and while it’s only a slight jasmine taste, it lingers for quite a while. I’m glad I tried this. :)
This may technically be considered a sencha, but it doesn’t have the same pleasant grassy/seaweedy aroma and taste that the Japanese senchas I’ve tried have. It’s not necessarily a bad tea, but it’s nothing special. Even though this is cheap, I probably won’t be buying this again.
It kind of reminds me of Stash’s Premium green tea, only lighter.
Delicious. This is my first Gyokuro and it’s not disappointing. However, it tastes and smells almost identical to one of my favorites, Adagio’s Sencha Overture.. just a lot more expensive. I’m fairly new to loose tea, so it might just be that my palate isn’t as refined. :)