My daughter picked this up for me today at Tin Roof Teas in Raleigh. I tried to put it in the database but it won’t let me for some reason. (Steepster has also removed a lot of people I was following and I don’t know why! Seriously, I didn’t do it! When I find it, I re-follow. My notices are also stuck at about 230 now.). I am guessing that this is the same tea so I am logging it here. Tin Roof Teas used to carry exclusively Teageschwender but now they source from several German distributors, thus my strong feeling that this is TG tea.
The steeping instructions say 194 degrees which I thought high for a green. I don’t know if my water got quite that hot, but it was pretty well up there. The steep time was suggested at one to five minutes I think, so I went about in the middle.
At first I didn’t think I was tasting the pear, but I was eating a chocolate brownie with strawberries. :)
After the tea cooled slightly, I noticed that I had that fresh, juicy, light pear flavor that lingers in your mouth when eating those delectable fruits. Yes, they really nailed the pear flavor to me. There is absolutely no bitterness, no astringency, to this green base. It is smooth and delicious, easy to swallow. Excellent, and I will definitely be restocking this one when it is gone.