The vegetal taste I get is peas. Sweet, then peas. Sweet peas, if you like. It’s definitely peas you pick from your parents’ garden off a trellis and eat fresh and bursting right there, but… A lot is going to depend if you like those vegetal notes in tea. It turns out I don’t much.

I now know I love corn and grass notes in green tea, not all vegetal notes. I wouldn’t have known that before this, because none of the greens I’ve tried before were so purely green-veg. It’s not a do again for me, but it’s very different from some other Chinese greens and should be tried.

Brew it cool! It was definitely better well below 80, even. The 70 on the packet is about right.

Flavors: Peas, Sweet, Vegetables

160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 15 sec 3 g 4 OZ / 110 ML

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I gave up alcohol in 2013. When my taste buds came back I discovered tea.

75+ I’ll seek this out again.
50+ I enjoyed this.
25+ Not for me but may be for some. I’ll take a cup if I’m your guest.
0+ I’ll politely decline if you brew this.

I brew gongfu style – lotsa tea, brief brew, then into a sharing cup. It really changed tea for me after not quite “getting it” from western style brewing.


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