Clouds and Mist is my recent go to green tea, for its freshness, great flavor and reasonable cost. Its dry appearance is of curly needle shaped leaves, with a deep green hue. Its dry aroma is mildly vegetal. I have found this is a great tea for me to steep twice. My first steeping is 1 1/2 minutes at about 170 deg starting temp. When steeping, the vegetal aroma from the leaves really pops, and is almost off putting. Once steeped, the tea itself has only a mild vegetal aroma that blends with a sweeter floral aroma. The flavor is a delicately sweet and typically green tea flavor. I steep for a second time about 2 1/2 min at 175-180deg. The flavor is slightly more bitter, but a slightly stronger sweetness to accompany it. Honey can be a great addition to this tea, but can overpower it. I personally like it without any additions.

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I only recently started my fascination with tea. I was drinking 4+ cups of coffee a day, and the caffeine intake was starting to affect me noticeably. So I quit coffee, bought some loose leaf black tea and have since grown to love many varieties of tea, mostly unflavored.



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