drank Green Twirl by Canton Tea Co
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This is from week 1 of the Canton Tea Club which arrived this morning. I am not that familiar with Indian green’s so this will be a nice treat from the norm.

The tea itself is in small twisted pieces that smell very mature and sort of swampy or pondy if you will. They are also bright green and look very fresh and fun.

Brewed this takes on a wonderful yellow colour which still gives off a strong and potent swamp/pond fragrance.
The flavour is also the same as the smell, I know I have said swampy a lot so far but it truly is. It’s green, grassy, strong, extremely floral in taste and also has a thick natural sweetness.

I know that what I have described of this may not sound like a nice cup of tea but it is actually rather pleasant. It has character and uniqueness. The more I drink the more I can imagine being in a large meadow and having the ability to taste everything that I could smell there.
I might even be so bold as to announce this sort of tea the green equivalent to black tea’s Lapsang Souchong purely for their uniqueness and interesting aroma’s. It’s also going to be something that you either love or hate.

Great for special occasions and to feel uplifted by something completely different. I must admit that the taste has to grow on you but once it does it makes you smile. :)

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I’m 28 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Cassie, Mr Sooty Pants,Ivory and Ollie.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

My rating system
I have my own way of rating teas that makes each one personal. I have different categories, I rate each tea depending on what it is made of. For example: I rate green teas in a different way to black teas or herbal teas. So black, white, green, Pu Erh, Rooibos, Oolong, blends and tisanes all have their own rating system. That way I can compare them with other teas of the same or similar type before for an adequate rating. And when I do give top marks which is very rare I am actually saying that I would love to drink that tea all day, every day if possible. It’s a tea that I would never turn down or not be in the mood for. So while I agree that no tea is 100% perfect (as nothing is) I am saying that it’s as close as it comes to it. After all, in my book the perfect teas (or close to perfect anyway) are ones that I could drink all the time. That is why you will find a high quality black or Oolong will not have as high a score as a cheap flavoured blend, they are simply not being compared in the same category.


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Leicester, England, United Kingdom



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