The green harvest this year is making me rethink the schedule for which I buy tea! I typically buy greens with all the major sales in the autumn, but I’m starting to see the appeal of buying them fresh and springy.
I got this as a sample from a tea friend. It seems a lot of teaple I socialize with aren’t into the greens, so it’s nice to have a green friend to trade with. Thank you tea friend!
The dry leaves of this tea are so beautiful—green, silver, fluffy, with little silver hairs. It reminds me of the softest, newest growth on an evergreen tree first thing in spring, which is almost exactly what this is, minus the evergreen.
The tea itself steeps out almost completely clear, and I would know! The cup I’m using today is glass. I even oversteeped it once to see what it would do. It never got bitter or astringent.
Either my palate is suffering from multiple personality disorder, or this tea is exceedingly complex. Then again, it may just be the fact that I haven’t yet eaten anything this morning. I’m just going to list them here in order of descending dominating flavors: fresh white grapes, grass, honey/bee pollen, chestnuts, umami, pine, honeysuckle, and hay. The brew is thick, sweet, and thirst quenching.
It’s a sweet refreshing tea that reminds me of sitting on a porch somewhere on a farm in Georgia on a cool morning that’s about to heat up. Someone’s cutting the yard and trimming the bushes.