How am I the first one to log this creation?! Cool, my first ever 52Teas purchase and I get to break it in on Steepster!! :P
Now the tea. First of let me begin by saying that I just got home from treating my bestie to a facial/mani package. $50 for both of us! it was her b-day a few months ago and we’re just getting around to using the coupon now. What a relaxing way to close the summer :)
So I am in a rather chill mood. Esp since this is a long weekend. sighs
Anyhow, after opening the package I smelled vanilla, not so much marshmallow. Given that I’m not a ‘nilla girl… this worried me a little. But I like mint! so was buoyed by the hope that it’d be balanced out. Which… thankfully, it is!
First half of the sip is mallow/malty with a hint of vanilla and a tiny hint of mint (hehe that rhymes). Very nice. The middle is where I get a deep green tea flavour, and the end is where the mint comes out along with a touch of astringency. That part may be due to my oversteeping by about 30 seconds, and using water that was a hair too hot. I find that blends containing Sencha brew better (for me) when I steep at a slightly higher temp so I went with that, being my default.
My cup is a touch heavy so next time I’ll go lighter for sure. and I am curious how this one fares iced as well.
This doesn’t really taste like Sencha to me, but then I am not familiar with Cloud Mist. From what I’ve read it is fruit and nut like which I can sorta see but can’t really separate out from the other flavours.
Either way, I am quite enjoying this cuppa. So glad I played my first 52Teas purchase card with Graveyard Mist!
Rating: 87 for now, but that may change as I play with the parameters!
Have you ever stopped to enjoy the cool quiet of an old cemetery on a fall evening? Ever stayed to watch the evening mist roll in? Maybe stayed overnight on a dare and found yourself waking in the wet grass to the vision of sunlight slipping through the vanishing mist?
Me either, but that’s kind of what this tea reminds me of.
Part Chinese sencha, part Yun Wu (Cloud Mist), with marshmallow root, spearmint and natural marshmallow, spearmint and a hint of malt flavors, this is a smooth, silky experience with the sweet pique of spearmint subdued and made ghost-like–subtle, but haunting.
Our Tea of the Week for the week of August 20, 2012