Tea 6/11 of the tea I got from M&K’s etsy shop. I got a green tea sampler pack (10 teas) + they threw in one sample which was also a green tea :). Each of the samples I got were enough for 2-3 “servings” of tea.
The dry leaf of this is small and looks broken, yet the leaves are all uniform size and there is no dust. It actually looks very much like some Chinese jasmine teas (like silk dragon jasmine from DAVIDs) which makes me wonder if this is the base of those teas? Apparently this tea is very common yet I have to hear about it lol. I guess the more I learn about tea the more I realize how much I have yet to learn.
I steeped half of the sample in 10 oz of 175 degree water for 2 min, which is me following the instructions on the package. I was reluctant not to use even cooler water though because I find the silk dragon jasmine tea benefits from 160 degree F water in my opinion. Either way, the liquor is a darker colour than most samples I have been having lately- it’s a golden hue reminiscent of a very weakly brewed black tea.
When tasting the tea, it indeed does remind me of silk dragon jasmine tea (without the jasmine, of course). It’s mildly astringent (next time I will use a lower temperature) and bolder than other green teas with a hint of roasted flavour. Overall it’s a nice, inexpensive, basic green tea. This is the kind of tea I make in my timolino as I’m getting for work and something I don’t feel bad about “guzzling mindlessly” since there’s not really any super subtle flavours.
With that being said, I may repurchase as a travel mug/ work tea.