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We’re getting there (down to 44 teas)!

This was such a good find in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon and I will miss it’s “toasted coconut rice with a dash of pineapple” profile. I should have sent this out people but I got greedy- and no one else likes green tea, right? It appears impossible to buy this brand outside of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, which is one of the saddest tea related things I’ve seen this year.

Until next time, delicious Vietnamese tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I picked this one tea in Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon while on a guided tour through the Vietnam History Museum. There was a tea demonstration and sampling at the entrance, and the only reason(s) I didn’t come out with more tea was because I was suffering from heat exhaustion/dehydration/a three week long stomach bug, and it muddled my senses too much to do math and steal my family’s remaining dong. Man, I was sick beyond words. But tea.

Anyways, I really liked this one in my near-delirious haze, and I like it now that I’m back home. The dry leaf smells delicious. It’s sweet, toasted, slightly malty, and slightly vegetal. A vanilla ice cream in a fancy waffle cone and pineapple fried rice both come to mind. Also, strangely like Golden Moon’s Coconut Pouchong. The flavour has a similar toasty sweet-malt profile with a slight bitter-astringent nip that can be attributed to the ginseng.

I’d probably pick this up again if it was easy and convenient to do so for the aroma alone! It’s just an indicator that I need to explore the world of green tea more.

Flavors: Coconut, Malt, Pineapple, Toasted Rice

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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