Home – 8:30 PM
The Great Cupboard Excavation
Untasted teas remaining: 40
Chugga chugga choo choo…
Wow, this one smells extremely sharp in the tin. o.o
Luckily, it’s not so sharp after steeping. It is fairly strongly-flavored though, in both the base tea and the added flavors. The base tea is intensely vegetal, with strong spinach notes and an interesting piney flavor. The citrus flavor reminds me of yuzu, or perhaps a combination of lemon and lime. That could just be the pine notes pulling it in that direction, though. I do taste the lemongrass as well – it adds a nice herbal note that complements the other flavors well. There’s a slight hint of bitterness, which I always find pleasant in Japanese green teas. The combination of flavors just verges on medicinal, but thankfully it doesn’t quite go there.
This one is definitely quite different from the black tea version, which I remember being more of a sweet lemon drop sort of flavor. This is more of a zingy lemon-lime tea! I like them both, and I’m glad that they’re different. ❤
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Lemon, Lemongrass, Lime, Marine, Pine, Spinach, Vegetal