Mm. Very solid green tea. I really like this. I’ve steeped it twice so far and the second steep was just as flavorful and remarkable as the first!
“Mm. Very solid green tea. I really like this. I've steeped it twice so far and the second steep was just as flavorful and remarkable as the first!” Read full tasting note
“Tastes like a good green tea. A really good green tea. I don't really know how to describe the taste...light and refreshing. Thankfully not as hay and spinach tasting as green teas I despise. ...” Read full tasting note
“This is one of my favorite green teas. Not cheap but worth it for special mornings (like today). I steep it a little longer than some of my other greens without any detriment which is really...” Read full tasting note
“I'm not a huge green tea drinker but I really do want to learn more about them. This was an enjoyable tea but not really that memorable.” Read full tasting note
Idulgashinna, located in the Uva district, was one of the first tea gardens in the world to receive organic certification. This Chinese-style, gold-tipped Competition Grade tea has spidery leaves in a mosaic of black and gold hues. This sweet, malty cup also hints at muscatel grape. If you are fond of the finest teas in the world, add this one to your collection.
Origin of Primary Ingredient: Sri Lanka
Certified Organic Tea: Yes
Fair Trade Tea: Yes
Ingredients: Organic green tea
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This is one of my favorite green teas. Not cheap but worth it for special mornings (like today). I steep it a little longer than some of my other greens without any detriment which is really nice. This morning, I notice that the liquor has a wonderful straw yellow color, a nice rounded fullness in the mouth, and there is an excellent balance of vanilla head notes with a soft maltiness that just lingers on forever. Mmmm…so good.
Last time I made this in the Breville and tossed it into the Timolino and never really saw the liquor or smelled the aroma of the tea.
The liquor is actually pretty shocking. It’s a very deep, almost golden yellow and clear, but it really made me think of melted butter. The aroma made me think of baked bread in the same way the Irish Breakfast did the other day.
And the flavor today was very much liked baked bread, which is pretty amazing for a green tea. The dry leaves are also quite pretty, a dark tangly nesty looking mess. Maybe that’s how it got part of its name?
It was yum today on a rainy, rainy afternoon before no. 1’s piano lesson.
Bumping the rating. Still not sure I would really buy this again (even if LeafSpa was still around) because it’s more like black tea than a green, but I can’t penalize it for my buying decisions.