The tea that redeemed LA for me, and I am from the forest. First thing I did in LA was circumnavigate 90210 on foot. No, not star-searching. I was lost, and Dr. Tea found me. I was parched, and Special Green quenched: assertive, grassy sencha taste, with a comfy afterglow of extras: toasted rice and green cardamom, dried fruit and pepper. The ginger is subtle, just enough to round out the astringency. It all works together surprisingly well, with no suggestion of potpourri (I don’t like busy-flavoured teas), though harshly tannic if at all over-steeped. A go-to cuppa; a green to wake you up.
Japanese Sencha blended with bits of dried pineapple and papaya, puffed brown rice, cardamom, bamboo shoots, ginger, and pink pepper corns to accentuate the flavor.
Suggested Steeping Directions:
1. Preheat your vessel w/ hot water, swirl, and discard.
2. Coat the bottom of your vessle w/ tea.
3. Pour in hot water.
4. Steep 2-3 min.
5. Decant and enjoy!