I’m surprised that there are quite a few Octavia Teas not in the database here. So, I’m going to keep adding them as I try out my samples.
The dry leaves are small, dark green, curled and smells like grass that is slightly earthy and slightly sweet. The wet leaves are grassy and very vegetal smelling. The infusion is the typically light color of green teas, and again smells grassy but this time I’m picking up the flower notes…just barely. The taste at first seems like an unremarkable grassy green tea. I swish it in my mouth and I can start to taste the flower notes and I get a vegetal aftertaste, it’s slowly gaining character. As the tea is cooling the notes are becoming more pronounced: grassy, vegetal, with a hint of flowers. Pretty good green tea, I like it.
Pure green tea at its best! Sit back and savor this tea’s flavorful echoes of grass, wildflowers and late afternoon sun. The ancient healthy properties of this classic green tea will cleanse the body and refresh the spirit. High in antioxidants and anti-aging properties.
Emerald Spring yields a clear, golden-green infusion and has a clean, assertive, classic green tea flavor.