Another sample here from Upton – I decided to get this after reading Triumph’s review of it, thought it sounded kinda interesting.
This is definitely more on the full bodied side of green tea, which is appealing to me. It does have an earthy, almost woody note in addition to some vegetal ones. I also am picking up on the apple flavors of the tea. Upton’s note says Malt but it doesn’t seem terribly malty to me. The finish here is quite pungent with a plate cleansing astringency. This was interesting to try but I found it a bit acrid for my tastes, perhaps I will try a shorter steep next time… I have enjoyed trying it, but don’t think it will be a repurchase item for me.