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After my Sencha note the other day, I received a package from Verdant Tea, with this Green tea inside. I purchased the 5 for $5 sampler pack to try some of their teas, and so far, this is starting out to be a good deal!

Anyway, this tea is pretty solid. It’s smooth, vegetal, slightly buttery, and grassy. As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m not one to drink Green teas often, so these are mostly common acquisitions that I make while drinking Green tea. However, I’d love to explore Greens more often, and get a feel for them, as I have other teas.

I could drink this type of tea daily if given a chance. I find it refreshing, soothing, and comforting; which is a pleasant tea to acquire when you work with children! Ha-ha.

I brewed this Western Style (an Adagio tea maker). I gave it a quick rinse before giving it a go. I steeped the first round for 15 seconds, the second for 20 seconds, and I’m currently on the third steep (25 seconds). There is a lot of flavor still present with this, so I’m expected to get 5-6 steeps out of this sample altogether.

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Seaweed, Vegetal

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C
tanluwils

This is a green from North China’s Shandong province. Ive had Shandong greens before and quite enjoy their nutty notes. If you liked this one I highly recommend you try Yunnan Sourcing’s green teas. All very fresh, unique, and tasty.

S.G. Sanders

I’ll have to give them a try! I just recently stocked up on tea for a while, but I’ll consider stocking up on Green tea from YS. I enjoy their teas quite a bit.

tanluwils

Yeah, Quality wise, it really is like going to the tea markets in China—vast variety, fresh, and almost always a bargain.

S.G. Sanders

Very nice! I might have to give it a try sooner…

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tanluwils

This is a green from North China’s Shandong province. Ive had Shandong greens before and quite enjoy their nutty notes. If you liked this one I highly recommend you try Yunnan Sourcing’s green teas. All very fresh, unique, and tasty.

S.G. Sanders

I’ll have to give them a try! I just recently stocked up on tea for a while, but I’ll consider stocking up on Green tea from YS. I enjoy their teas quite a bit.

tanluwils

Yeah, Quality wise, it really is like going to the tea markets in China—vast variety, fresh, and almost always a bargain.

S.G. Sanders

Very nice! I might have to give it a try sooner…

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