35 Tasting Notes


This brews up a nice yellowish color. It is an excellent green tea with a great aftertaste. It reminds me of some Japanese greens. I am a sucker for different tea leaf shapes and this is a very unique one. They look like, well gunpowder. It even shimmers.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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Brews up nice and dark, almost like fresh motor oil. Note: I may have let it steep up to a minute too long (6 mins vs 5). Good amount of tanins. Not overwhelming but definitely a caffeinated tea. This is great for morning and anytime you need a pick me up. The flavor lingers for a good 3 seconds after sipping.

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Light amber color. Medium viscosity. Very smooth going down. Good mouthfeel. Not too much acidity or tanins. Excellent afternoon tea. Think you’d want to go with something darker for a wake-me-up morning drink.

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I am not used to drinking green tea from India but this is a nice departure. The brew is a very light almost champagne color and reminds me of a light oolong. The tanins are very light and the tea tastes slightly sweet which I like. The acidity is very light as well. I am having this as an afternoon tea and it fits the bill perfectly.

180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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The leaves of this tea have a powdery residue. If you have the habit of shaking your tin like I do, you’ll get a nice tea cloud when you open the top. I suggest you do not do this! This tea brews up slightly darker than a golden amber/caramel. On first taste, you get a hit of acidity though the intensity is not strong. Maybe very light meyer lemon. The main taste is tanin or bitterness but not any stronger than other black teas and perfectly delicious. I have always been against milk or sugar in my teas but this would go well with a scone or some lightly sweetened dessert or pastry.

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I love tea. I have been drinking tea at least twice a day for over 5 years. I enjoy all types of tea but like Chinese and Japanese the most, though I drink Indian mostly (go figure). Accurate tea preparation is very important to me and I am very methodical in my approach.


Santa Barbara, CA



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