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I got this tea in a swap with Angrboda , and, to be honest, wasn’t in any hurry to taste it. I have not had good experiences with green tea. I know that many people love them, but most of the ones I’ve had before, both flavored and unflavored, never impressed me. So I figured I was simply not the green tea kind. So this tea sat in my sample basket waiting for that day when I was feeling adventurous enough to try this in spite of my (so I thought) certainty that I would not like it.

I took it to work with me today, to make in my new heavy cast-iron teapot. I steeped with less than boiling water (it’s a water dispenser, so Ive no idea how hot it is, just that it is not boiling), with a short steep time – about 2 minutes.

This is really good! and I mean REALLY good. I assume it smells like rhubarb, although I will admit that I have never smelled rhubarb in my life, but It’s a pleasant sweet aroma. The green base is smooth and mellow with a slight (rhubarb?) sweetness to it. Not overwhelmingly fruity (a good thing), but the flavor is there.

This has actually made me think that maybe I need to give green tea a second chance.

Angrboda

Yay, I’m glad you enjoyed it! To be honest I was a bit uncertain about sending it as well, but eventually I decided that even if you probably didn’t care for it, it would still be an interesting one to have tried. :)

To me it’s an extremely girly tea. My synesthesia explodes with princess pink when I taste it. :)

ssajami

I’m glad you did send it, as it has redeemed the green tea for me. Now I just need to fly to Denmark and stock up on all these A C Perch teas I’m starting to love :)

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Angrboda

Yay, I’m glad you enjoyed it! To be honest I was a bit uncertain about sending it as well, but eventually I decided that even if you probably didn’t care for it, it would still be an interesting one to have tried. :)

To me it’s an extremely girly tea. My synesthesia explodes with princess pink when I taste it. :)

ssajami

I’m glad you did send it, as it has redeemed the green tea for me. Now I just need to fly to Denmark and stock up on all these A C Perch teas I’m starting to love :)

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