Many thanks to Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample!
I was really apprehensive about this sample because I am not the biggest fan of greens, especially straight greens, but this was really good! Colour me shocked.
The dry leaf is curly, soft, and downy. It smells really vegetal which has me worried.
Taste: delicious, slightly vegetal, slightly sweet and kind of nutty. I get the “savory” flavour almost like salted butter. It is a little drying on the mouth.
2nd steep: 80degrees, 1.5minutes, a little more vegetal, but still nutty
3rd steep: 85degrees, 2.5minutes, less vegetal with some sweetness remaining.
I think I liked this so much because it just tastes so fresh. I always get excellent quality from Teavivre’s teas and so many of them have surprised me. I didn’t think that I would ever enjoy straight tea so much!