Fancy teas make me nervous. And I guess I consider anything that isn’t black or rooibos or a teabag kinda fancy, haha. Got this from my good buddy potatowedges, who thought I would like this even though I’m not a green person. I stared at it for a while, nervous I would kill it with my roommate’s Sunbeam Hotshot water heater. The leaves are so pretty and spindly! And it smells sweet, not grass-like at all! Watching it brew. Still nervous. Leaves aren’t opening as much as I expected. Smell it…uh oh. Vegetal. Stare at the cup of liquid. Yellow, pretty, does not smell like anything. Try a sip…eh. Add some sugar, nommmm. No longer smells like green things. Smells like corn, just like the description. All nutty and toasty. Yay, teaventures!
Dark Green Needle
This green tea is composed of gorgeous, long, leggy, tea leaves that have a scent of freshly husked corn. This green tea from Hunan Province (famous for green tea) steeps up very smooth, with great aroma, slightly sweet, with a hint of almost nutty note in the cup. A wonderful and unique green tea. This green tea makes a wonderful gift for the tea connoisseur.