2 Tasting Notes

drank Harmony by Mellow Monk
2 tasting notes

This is my first dive into Japanese teas, and I can say that I am quite pleased! I was looking around for a good genmaicha, which I often see served in Japanese restaurants. Then I found Mellow Monk’s genmaicha, Harmony.

When I initially opened the bag I was welcomed with the pleasant scent of fresh green tea and a roasty scent similar to popcorn kernels. The smell is amazing. At first, I had been too careless when preparing this tea and ended up making the water too hot. The flavor was strong and bitter. That was my fault. Then I prepared the tea once more, but I heated the water to a lower temperature and steeped it at the same time.

Perfect!! It has the right amount of nuttiness and has a deep grassy flavor to it. Reminds me of ochazuke. It is very comforting and hearty to drink around this time of year since it’s cold outside. I would drink this tea along with sushi or wagashi. I can’t wait to try Top Leaf and Monk’s Choice when they come in.

Flavors: Earth, Grass, Nutty, Toasted Rice

155 °F / 68 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I figured I would rate one of my favorite tea blends as my first Steepster review. It’s delicious, and is one of my favorite blends of tea, even though it is simply earl grey with vanilla powder. At first, I thought the bergamot flavor and aroma was a little too intense, but I fix this by just not steeping it for as long. I am not a very suitable judge as I have not tasted many other earl grey blends. What matters most is I enjoyed it. I really enjoy drinking it with something sweet, especially classic English tea time snacks like scones. This is a tea I drink quite often!

Luna Tea is a small time business, located in Blacksmith Square, in my hometown Livermore. I like the vibe in there; very homey and cozy. They mainly sell tea blends but I think the blends are yummy.

Flavors: Bergamot, Smooth, Vanilla

Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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