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drank China Green Tea by Universal
1908 tasting notes

So my boyfriend apparently found this sitting on the table in the lunch room at work and gave it to me. Err…thanks, I guess.

The tea bag looked pretty generic and it didn’t have much of a smell to it (who knows how old it is). I was pretty cautious with the steeping time and temperature and the result was…surpringly palatable. I was bracing myself for something harsh and horribly bitter, but it’s actually a fairly smooth, quiet tea. I guess that’s the ‘mellow taste’ they mentioned on the packaging. I’m glad I didn’t steep it longer or hotter though because there’s a bit of a tang that tells me that the tea was within a hair’s-breadth of turning bitter.

There’s not a lot of depth or complexity to the flavour of this tea, so it’s really kind of blah. I’d drink it in a Chinese restaurant or something, but otherwise I think I’ll stick to my loose-leaf greens.

160 °F / 71 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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