Received this sample courtesy of Yaupon Brothers. I had been putting this one off as well because of some of my previous encounters with yaupon.

But I was pleasantly surprised with this one. It’s a lot smoother than I expected. I’m getting springlike notes of green grass and crushed leaves. But there’s also a fermented note and hint of bitterness after 4 minutes. This is almost like a plain green tea, or a mild yerba mate. Maybe I was wrong about yaupon after all. It might taste a little murkier than an oolong or green, but it’s still a nice cup.

Sipdowns In 2019: 6

Flavors: Grass, Green, Musty, Plant Stems, Plants, Vegetal

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Quiet, strange, and in love with the world of tea. Living just outside of Atlanta. Cat lover, electronic music geek, balcony gardener, and collector of fossils. On the hunt for the perfect tea in each of my favorite categories.

After 10 years on Steepster, I have given up. The lack of maintenance, updates, and mobile compatibility have finally discouraged me. I still use my Cupboard and add teas to the database, but I won’t be logging teas anymore.


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