Just made a cup of Green Anji for the first time. Ordered this tea on a whim. it was on sale and I wanted to try a new green tea.
At the recommended 2 minutes, the color is a very light yellow-green,and it does not have much of a smell. Very weak. I let it sit for another 5ish minutes, tasting and sniffing the whole time. I find I like teas that have a strong flavor, that’s why I let this one sit. The tea at about 6 1/2 minutes has a yellow-gold, straw-like hue. I can smell and taste some mint notes, and it does smell a bit like spinach (like the package says) but very faint, it’s more like a clean leaf smell/taste.
Overall, I like this tea. It’s quite refreshing because of it’s mild, simple flavor and low steeping temperature.
**Just finished the cup after completely forgetting about it on my desk. It had cooled down to almost room temperature, but I’m sure glad it did! I totally tasted the mint notes, and it was a bit stronger (perhaps because it was cool?) What a nice finish!