The dry leaf of this tea smelled awfully grassy and on the verge of being a little fishy. I personally do not like my green tea to be too vegetal so I’m a little concerned. I don’t smell much vanilla at all in the dry leaf either.

Sipping… Mmm! This tea is smooth and sweet. It actually reminds me a little bit of 52Teas’ marshmallow treat genmaicha. It doesn’t have those toasty notes, but it still has that nice sweetness. As far as the green tea is concerned, it’s definitely vegetal, but is mostly masked by the vanilla. I’m pleasantly surprised! I suppose I shouldn’t judge a tea based on the scent of the dry leaf.

Many thanks to Nature’s Tea Leaf for the sample. I look forward to finishing the pouch!

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Tea (& Coffee) lover. Bookworm.

Favorite teas: Milk Oolong, Flavored blends, Dessert teas, Creamy Teas, Rooibos, Oolong, Black, Green
Dislikes: Spices, Peppery flavors, Cloves, Cardamom, Licorice, Peppermint, Cinnamon, Mate, Puerh, Chai, Ginger

My Rather Picky Ratings
90+ – Reserved for the very best! Always in the cupboard!
80-89 – Quite good! A very pleasing cup.
70-79 – Room for improvement, but not bad.
60-69 – Mediocre.
50-59 – Bad. Will not purchase.
49 & below – Depending on the more specific rating: Undrinkable. Yuck. Will not purchase.

Note: Teas in my cupboard are all of the teas that I’ve logged, regardless of their current presence in my actual cupboard. For an updated list on what teas I have available for swap, check out the swap thread and not my cupboard! Thanks!

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