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drank Crimson Grove by Mellow Monk
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Oh! Mellow Monk – among my favorite MONKS :)

I got this in the mail today and what an experience! WOW!
First, let me start by saying this is a black tea made from green tea varietals! Ahhhhh!

This has a sweet tomato-soup-like flavor to it with a gentle smoke almost like a bisque type note underneath. As the sip progresses the smoothness increases! It’s really special!

This is completely warm and comforting without spice. It’s not bitter or astringent – it’s sweeter and it’s lovely!

Groovy!

K S

Please educate – what does this mean, “black tea made from green tea varietals”?

TeaEqualsBliss

Here’s some more info I found on their website:

Crimson Grove™ is black tea (kocha, or “crimson tea” in Japanese) made from the leaves of green tea varietals grown in the pristine foothills of Mt. Aso. Gently harvested leaves are lightly fermented, for a smooth, smoky taste uniquely combined with a mild sweetness not found in ordinary black teas.

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Crimson Grove™ is a special presence in the world of tea — a black tea made with lightly fermented leaves from the same tea plant varietals used to make traditional sencha. The flavor is brisk and clean, with a green-tea-like sweetness and a black-tea-like smoky, nutty taste, finishing with overtones of nutmeg.

Packaging. Crimson Grove™ Black Tea comes vacuum-sealed for freshness in resealable, standup foil packets. Each packet contains 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of tea, enough to make 40–50 cups of brewed tea.

How to brew. Use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for an 8-ounce cup or mug. The water temperature should be close to boiling (about 100 degrees Celcius or 212 degrees Fahrenheit). (Be careful when handling hot water.) For the first steeping, let the tea brew for about 2 minutes. For the second and third steepings, let the tea brew for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. CAUTION: After steeping, allow the tea to cool before drinking.

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K S

Please educate – what does this mean, “black tea made from green tea varietals”?

TeaEqualsBliss

Here’s some more info I found on their website:

Crimson Grove™ is black tea (kocha, or “crimson tea” in Japanese) made from the leaves of green tea varietals grown in the pristine foothills of Mt. Aso. Gently harvested leaves are lightly fermented, for a smooth, smoky taste uniquely combined with a mild sweetness not found in ordinary black teas.

OR

Crimson Grove™ is a special presence in the world of tea — a black tea made with lightly fermented leaves from the same tea plant varietals used to make traditional sencha. The flavor is brisk and clean, with a green-tea-like sweetness and a black-tea-like smoky, nutty taste, finishing with overtones of nutmeg.

Packaging. Crimson Grove™ Black Tea comes vacuum-sealed for freshness in resealable, standup foil packets. Each packet contains 100 grams (3.5 ounces) of tea, enough to make 40–50 cups of brewed tea.

How to brew. Use 1 teaspoon of tea leaves for an 8-ounce cup or mug. The water temperature should be close to boiling (about 100 degrees Celcius or 212 degrees Fahrenheit). (Be careful when handling hot water.) For the first steeping, let the tea brew for about 2 minutes. For the second and third steepings, let the tea brew for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. CAUTION: After steeping, allow the tea to cool before drinking.

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