Thank you Amy Oh for this sample!!!
I must dislike artichokes. It reminds me of them, very much so and I’ve never really had an opinion on them. My palate is somewhat neutral on that front.
So… I want to like this tea, I really do. I can tell that it’s super high quality, and it is so very smooth! And buttery! Goes down like silk. But I just don’t like it.
Well it’s more of a love hate thing actually. Like a train wreck you can’t look away from so you keep going back for more… keep going back to this trying to figure out what it is about this tea that mystifies me so!
Perhaps it’s how artichoke translates to tea that I don’t like. That almost makes sense to me. Almost.
This is my second time brewing this. The first, I went a bit longer, maybe two-three min. This time I steeped for about a minute. Perhaps brewing temp would make a difference?
Organic Mao Jian
Organic Mao Jian is a fantastic everyday green tea from China and is often referred to as ‘hairy tips’ due to its appearance. The flavor of this well balanced tea is mellow, sweet, and very slightly astringent with vegetal notes.
Ingredients: Organic Green Tea
Recommended Brew Time: 2 minutes 30 seconds
Recommended Amount: 1 level teaspoon of tea for 8oz of water
Recommended Temperature: 180 F
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