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Green Tea
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Flavors
Beany, Lemongrass, Chestnut, Green Beans, Vegetal, Caramel, Dry Grass, Plant Stems, Vanilla, Vegetable Broth, Hay, Lima Beans, Sweet, warm grass, Cut grass, Rainforest, Summer, Sweet
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175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 9 oz / 279 ml

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  • “This one has an odd grassy tone. I can pick up the familiar grassy green tea scent; however, there is a bit of peach and asparagus in there that makes an odd mixture. I pulled out my shibo and...” Read full tasting note
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  • “This is a smooth and mellow tea that opens with a light note of grass and innate sweetness, leading into a soft tanginess and muted vegetal flavors in the finish. More similar to a Taiwanese...” Read full tasting note
  • “I am enjoying this twisted green tea this morning. It is very delicate, vegetal , and light. Perfect for a spring morning. There’s a bit of green bean in there and a faint chestnut. As...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Thanks for this sample a while ago, Nicole! These ominous leaves, large and twisty, sure make for a light, sweet and fruity green tea! Somehow this is the starchiest green tea, I’m not sure...” Read full tasting note
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From Beautiful Taiwan Tea Company

We love the way this tea smells and it’s very smooth and enjoyable. It’s an early spring green leaf tea. When the buds just start to come out it’s picked with a single leaf. We call this tea “Twisted green tea” because the farmers twist the ends of the leaves to make this tea. It has a natural nuttiness and an earthy quality. This is a delicate loose leaf green tea and is the most difficult to brew if you are not experienced. Stick with it though and you’ll be richly rewarded with a smooth and pleasant green tea!

Location: San Xia, New Taipei, Northern Taiwan

Chinese name: 碧螺春/Bi Luo Chun

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466 tasting notes

This one has an odd grassy tone. I can pick up the familiar grassy green tea scent; however, there is a bit of peach and asparagus in there that makes an odd mixture. I pulled out my shibo and brewed her up. The taste is very bean-y. This is an incredible amount of bean. The astonishing beanator. The great gam-beanie. hahah. I could also pick up a bit of lemon grass, but that was about it with this tea. It’s very simple, basic, and not complex at all. It was super easy to drink, brew, and clean up. This is the foundation of a daily drinker. If you like beans, that is.

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Flavors: Beany, Lemongrass

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 g 6 OZ / 177 ML

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58 tasting notes

This is a smooth and mellow tea that opens with a light note of grass and innate sweetness, leading into a soft tanginess and muted vegetal flavors in the finish. More similar to a Taiwanese Baozhong than a Chinese Biluochun, delicate but appealing.

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624 tasting notes

I am enjoying this twisted green tea this morning. It is very delicate, vegetal , and light. Perfect for a spring morning. There’s a bit of green bean in there and a faint chestnut. As I take a sip it’s followed by a light sweetness too. I really like it but it’s not my favourite type of green tea. I prefer ones that have a bit more greenness, umami, deeper & sweeter chestnut. However, I would soon get bored with all my greens if they were all alike. This one is definitely different.

Flavors: Chestnut, Green Beans, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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2247 tasting notes

Thanks for this sample a while ago, Nicole! These ominous leaves, large and twisty, sure make for a light, sweet and fruity green tea! Somehow this is the starchiest green tea, I’m not sure why. The color of the brew is the palest of yellow. The second steep also becomes buttery, while still tasting sweet. I love a green tea like this type once in a while!
Steep #1 // 2 teaspoons for a full mug// 32 minutes after boiling // 1 minute steep
Steep #2 // 30 minutes after boiling // 2 1/2 minute steep

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206 tasting notes

Light, sweet, buttery, delicate. All of these things describe this green tea. It is not heavy handed but if you pause and take the time to focus on the delicate nature of this tea, you will be pleasantly surprised. I brewed it western style and was able to get 2 really good steeps and 1 weak one at the end but I am excited to try it gong fu and see what that reveals.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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53 tasting notes

Tasting #1 – Steep Time 2 Minutes
No hint of aroma, just a nice hot steam to clear my sinuses. No hint of flavor, just a nice hot cup to warm up my pallet.

Tasting #2 – Steep Time 4 Minutes
A very faint aroma of dry grass, matched in flavor. But its not just dry grass, its soft and gentle. When I think of dry grass there is a harshness to it, but this is definitely dry grass if it were soft, soothing, and comfortable.

Tasting #3 – Steep Time 6 Minutes
The aroma hasn’t changed much, but the flavor has developed.

Tasting #4 – Steep Time 8 Minutes
There is a sweetness in aroma, like vanilla. But the flavor has stayed the same but more like a golden yunnan with a caramel bite.

Flavors: Caramel, Dry Grass, Plant Stems, Vanilla

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I steeped 1 tsp of this per package directions @ 175 degrees for 2 minutes per package directions and the resulting tea was pretty nondescript. Increasing the amount of leaf roughly 3x produced a much more robust cup.

The flavor of the liquor was smooth and vegetal with hints of savory grass. As it goes down you get a light butteriness and brothy mouthfeel. Not much sweetness here nor any bitterness for what matter.

Personally, I found this tasted like a generic green tea. Good, but nothing special. I would reach for a long jing or sencha over this any day.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Green Beans, Vegetable Broth

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 g 4 OZ / 118 ML

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1024 tasting notes

Unfortunately, I have steeped the last of this leaf that I got from the Kickstarter. This was a beautiful green tea that was easily brewed. Everything about the cups that this produced was light: aroma, taste, and color. I wouldn’t label it as a fragile type of leaf, but there is an element of elegance to it. The only disadvantage of this tea is that anyone else who got this with the Kickstarter will have also got the Farmer Chang’s Green Oolong which blows this one away… it might be an oolong and this is a green tea, but to compare the color, aroma, and taste between the two the victor emerges immediately.

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199 tasting notes

This was a delicious green tea from the BTTC kickstarter. Very light and delicate with smooth vegetal notes. Definitely a high quality tea.

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774 tasting notes

This is really, really tasty. Fresh spring in a bag is the scent of the dry leaf. Pretty, twisty, long green leaves.

Smooth, buttery mouthfeel. Green and fresh, a cup of vegetables.

Did this gongfu to start with. About 20 seconds and it was deeply green and smooth. Next steep was 40 seconds and added a heft of buttery richness. Third steep for 60 seconds started to thin out. Fourth steep also 60 seconds but at a lower water temp was pretty much done.

I want to try this again but western or grandpa instead of gongfu. I liked it gongfu, but I think I could really like it in one long steep. Also, after trying the green from Shang and loving it done at a higher temp, I intend to try this one like that as well.

Liquid Proust

Is this part of the 2015 Kickstarter teas?

Liquid Proust

This makes me want to drink mine ever more… I didn’t even know the first shipments came in, I am pretty excited to go home!

Nicole/Tea-Historic

That is a way cool idea!

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