I just acquired a little bit more of this for my stash! It looks a lot like Spinach! LOL. But it’s still yummy as described before.
My cat decided he wanted to try this: comes over, sniffs it, sniffs my other glass, comes back to the tea, sticks his paw in, licks it… and disgustedly flaps his paw around and flicking tea at me.
This one, I swear, comes out different every time I do it. This time it’s perfect – all butter, no bitter!!!
Cats have no taste =P
Well I bought a bunch of this tea because I got a really good deal on it. This tea smells like that zebra colorful gum, and it kind of tastes that way as well. It tastes like buttery zebra colorful gum, hahaha! It’s not that bad, just a bit too flavorful for my taste. I also didn’t taste the green tea, it was more like a dessert tea.
EDIT: Let me know if anyone wants to try some, I have 4 oz. and really don’t think I’ll be able to drink it all.
Dry this has a sweet and tangy fruity smell similar to watermelon candy. It tastes less candy sweet thankfully, and warm it turned out to be an excellent pairing with the Sindhi curry we had for dinner (which was very straightforward/simple flavor-profile-wise, buttery and fresh tasting but HOT!), the sweet-tart-fresh flavor really cut through the richness and heat.
(recipe for pressure cooker Sindhi curry here: http://www.hawkinscookers.com/8.1.receipe.aspx?rcp_cd=77
didn’t use yogurt ’cause it curdles in such heat, subbed sour cream)
By the way, my notes today are all out of order. Been distracted, now trying to remember and logging teas I had today in any order I remember.
I love the look of green teas, from the vibrancy of their color before steeping, to the surprising ways in which they unfurl and fill the teapot. This tea really amused me this morning. It’s a beautiful, solid green, and it smells divine. It’s a peach scent, but not too sugary, as peach can sometimes be.
165/2.5 min. I dropped the recommended temp and increased the steep time as I didn’t want to cook it. It worked out well. The tea leaves practically hopped around while steeping as there was so much up and down movement in the pot. (Maybe it should be called Frankenstein Tea… it’s ALIVE!) ;) Anyway, the tea retains that peach fragrance which is so pleasant and calming, not monstrous at all. It’s not bitter. It has a bit of a grassy taste to it, which is perfect. It reminds me of a peach tree in a meadow. There is a hint of something floral in the tea, but I can’t quite put my finger on it. It’s delicate and gentle and compliments this tea. As it cools, the fruitiness increases and I’ll bet that this tea is awesome iced, too.
A review of Immortal Green Tea by American Tea Room
Company: American Tea Room
Tea Name: Immortal Green
Tea Type/Varietal: green
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ loose leaf
Liquor Color: light greenish brown
Leaf Characteristics: the tea leaves are finely with bits of peaches and smelling of peach and Sencha green
Water temperature: 175 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes
I was sent this tea as part of sampler pack from An International Tea Moment and I am happy to say that all of the teas have been very good. The finest of quality green tea and this Sencha tea is a good way to end this journey.
Sencha is considered Japan’s most popular tea distinguished by its delicate sweetness and having a very mild astringency. Sencha teas are picked during late February in warm climates to the end of May in cooler climates and Sencha teas are high in vitamin C. –New Tastes in Green Tea by Mutsuko Tokunaga
I steeped one teaspoon of the tea for two minutes and strained the tea while taking in its intoxicating aroma…which is sweet and fruity peach and teas color is lightest green, light brown and when I sip the tea it is mildly astringent at first sipping but dissipates as I drink more of it.
Water temperature: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes
Using the same tea leaves I steep the tea longer and hotter and I find the aroma is more intense; the leave are small and plumper (with a light green color) and the aroma seems livelier. It is peach tea and I like this hot as most would enjoy it cool since it is peach tea making for fine iced teas. In fact this reminds of Den’s Tea iced peach tea that I enjoyed earlier this year. Both are Sencha tea and I think the peach freshness is equal as well. However, I seem to remember less or no astringency with Den’s Tea; and yet this tea seems sweeter. So how can that be?
In all this an exceptional Sencha tea; it is lightly smooth with very pleasant aroma of fresh peach. The tea is as sweet as it is astringent; sipping first the astringent and ending with a mildly sweet aftertaste. As teas is bitter there is the freshness of the peach for balance in taste and flavor.
I must again say thank you to An International Tea Moment for sending these my way. I have enjoyed having this experience serving as reinforcement in explaining why I like green teas.
I reviewed this one on Teaviews and the Sencha used in the blend is really top notch for a flavored tea blend. It leaves behind a very creamy mouthfeel that I found quite impressive. Add a pinch of German rock cane sugar for a delicous creamy, peachy treat. I added some of this one to my personal stash.