Himalayan Green

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From Octavia Tea

This traditional green tea comes from a world-famous garden in Darjeeling along the foothills of the Himalayas. With a fresh, mellow flavor and gentle earthy and floral undertones, this easy-to-drink, antioxidant-rich tea will refresh both body and mind.

Unlike traditional Chinese and Japanese green teas, this Darjeeling version is more floral, rather than vegetal, in character. Himalayan Green is a great everyday green tea.

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Invader Zim was kind enough to send me the rest of his sample packet of this. Octavia’s teas are all VERY expensive so I was curious to see whether or not they are worth the price tag. Judging by this tea alone, I would say that that doesn’t seem to be the case. This was a pretty plain tea, I found it to be slightly smokey in the way that a mild gunpowder tea would be, and I have to agree with Zim on the tobacco flavor. There was also a bit of general earthiness. This one was just okay, but that’s not acceptable when a company’s teas are SICKENINGLY expensive. Go check out their website if you want to see what I’m talking about. But price tag aside, this tea still gave me my green tea fix for the moment and I’m grateful to Invader Zim for sending it to me, thanks again.


I’m not sure I agree with you that their prices are too expensive. (Granted, I only did a cursory look at their website.) But you can get 8 ounces of tea for $15. 8 ounces is A LOT of tea! I’ve paid $9 for only 1 ounce of tea before, and I still don’t think that’s too expensive. Now Samovar is expensive, with some of their teas priced at $50 for 2 ounces!

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I should’ve known better when I read that it’s from Darjeeling area. I don’t care for tea from that area or from Ceylon. But I decided to give it a try regardless. The dry leaves are mostly dark green, there are some lighter green and some brown leaves in there. The smell reminds me of when I worked on a farm, of not quite dried out hay, like a blend of green and black teas. The wet leaves smells like tobacco to me. My dad used to roll his own cigarettes and that’s what I was getting with this tea. The infusion color was a light brown and smelled vegetal, earthy, malty and a hint of a floral note in there. I don’t care for black tea, but I’ve had enough to know that this green tea is from the Darjeeling area. Again, I don’t know why I got this tea, good thing it was only a sample, but I don’t care for this at all and I’m not rating it because I should’ve known better. Perhaps I was thinking of expanding my tastes or something, but I will be sticking with Chinese greens with a Japanese green thrown in there for fun.

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This sounds good to me. Haha

Invader Zim

Do you want the rest of the sample packet? There’s enough for another cup or two and I’m not going to finish it.


Absolutely. I’ll take anything off your hands that you don’t want, I have close to no tea. haha thanks for the offer. :)

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