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I was excited to try this tea for a couple of reasons: firstly, it’s a Japanese sencha base, and I really love Japanese green teas; and secondly, this tea looks absolutely beautiful, full of whole mallow flowers and big chunks of lemon peel!

This is a very fragrant tea, and it smells absolutely amazing. The lemongrass is the clearest note in there, but I can also smell something sweet and sherbet-y, which I think is the mallow flower. As the tea cools down, it smells sweeter as the pear begins to dominate the scent. This is the most delicious-smelling tea I think I have ever had – I really can’t express how lovely this tea smells.

This tea has quite a mellow flavour. Sencha and lemon go perfectly together, and so this tea is already off to a great start even without the pear and mallow flower flavours shining through. The mallow flower is a great inclusion, as it gives the tea a slight sweetness which brings out the lemon and pear flavours to complement the sencha.

I suspect this would make a good iced tea – I will have to test it out when the weather warms up, but I don’t think the rest of my sample will last that long :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I’m Kat. When I was eleven I decided I wanted to drink green tea, and that’s where it all began :)

I work part-time in a conference centre, I just graduated from university and I miss working in a tea bar so, so much.

I will drink pretty much anything except rooibos, and I have a cupboard full of tea to prove it. I’ve been known to convert people to tea, my boyfriend is hooked on Yunnan blacks at the moment and I’ve just got my dad started on pu-erh :)

Favourite teas are Japanese greens, ‘green’ oolongs, Darjeelings, Earl Grey and citrus-flavoured greens.

One day, I will have my own tea shop.

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