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Foucha Imperial Organic (ZG90)

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea Leaves
Flavors
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Caffeine
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Certification
Organic
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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  • “Upton's catalogue notes that this tea is also known as "Buddha's Tea" so I got a 12g. sample in order to see what the jolly wise one drinks. Foucha Imperial strikes me as a green tea without too...” Read full tasting note
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    Doulton 255 tasting notes
  • “Another of my samples from Upton. When I smelled the dry leave I thought I was going to be in heaven. A beautiful aroma. Maybe I steeped it too long. I will have to retaste tomorrow. Very...” Read full tasting note
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    chasmargate 293 tasting notes

From Upton Tea Imports

Description:
This outstanding selection is also known as Buddha’s Tea, a reference to its former cultivation at Buddhist monasteries. The sweet cup has a sublimely rich flavor, with a buttery mouth feel and pleasing finish. A connoisseur’s selection.
Origin:
China

Steeping Suggestions: -
Leaf Quantity: 2¼ g/cup
Water Temp: 180º
Steep Time: 3 min.

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4 Tasting Notes

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Upton’s catalogue notes that this tea is also known as “Buddha’s Tea” so I got a 12g. sample in order to see what the jolly wise one drinks. Foucha Imperial strikes me as a green tea without too much attitude. I’ve been sampling some green tea with very high accolades and rave reviews of late. This tea does well without being showy. The tea does have a smooth buttery taste but with some restraint—it’s not enough “butter” to make me think of a “coronary by green tea”. It’s got the typical vegetal taste—-more freshly mown grass than deep fields of spinach, however.

Mae West says “I like restraint, if it doesn’t go too far.” So too with Foucha Imperial. The restraint does not go too far so it’s a very satisfying green experience. I would call it a very sincere green but not a pyrotechnical one. Sometimes less is more.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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293 tasting notes

Another of my samples from Upton. When I smelled the dry leave I thought I was going to be in heaven. A beautiful aroma. Maybe I steeped it too long. I will have to retaste tomorrow. Very vegetal. I fell in love with the Lung Ching Superfine in yesterdays tasting.

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