I have finally used the last of this sample in a bog standard tea bag way. The rest I tried in my gaiwan but I was not left with enough tea for another gaiwan steep. :(
Fairwell Green Twirl.
“I have finally used the last of this sample in a bog standard tea bag way. The rest I tried in my gaiwan but I was not left with enough tea for another gaiwan steep. :( Fairwell Green Twirl. ” Read full tasting note
“I acquired this little puppy through my membership to the *Canton Tea Club*. I knew that wasn't a wasted effort. The first tea write out of the starting gate was a Nilgiri _green_! Nothin' excites...” Read full tasting note
Originating from the Billimalai Estate, nestled within the Nilgiri mountains, this high-grown Indian green tea is processed within 5 hours of picking making it supremely fresh and tasty.
Canton Tea Co is a London-based tea company trading in high grade, whole leaf Chinese tea. We have exclusive access to some of the best jasmine, white, green, oolong, black and authentic puerh teas available. In our first year, we scooped Six Golds at the 2009 Guild of Fine Food Great Taste Awards. Our Jasmine Pearls won the top three star gold award, endorsing it as the best available in the UK.
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I acquired this little puppy through my membership to the Canton Tea Club. I knew that wasn’t a wasted effort. The first tea write out of the starting gate was a Nilgiri green! Nothin’ excites me more than notching off a new type of tea from a region I didn’t did this certain type.
Upon opening the bag, I was greeted by a really unusual scent – salty-sweet seaweed. It reminded me of those Japanese seaweed snacks one can pick up at an Asian mart. The leaves were huge – not the type I usually associate with Indian teas, probably large leaf assamica.
Taste-wise, it was really peculiar – somewhere between a Korean daejak, a Darjeeling green, and a Mao Feng…but more delicate. It easily lasted two infusions, and did quite a wake-up.
For more information on it, read Jane Pettigrew’s blog here: http://www.cantonteaco.com/blog/2012/10/week-1-green-twirl/