Laos Somneauk Green Tea

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Green Tea
Flavors
Apricot, Bitter, Butter, Camphor, Cookie, Drying, Earth, Honey, Mango, Mineral, Moss, Nutmeg, Olives, Spicy
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Loose Leaf
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  • “Reminds me more of sheng puerh than a green tea. Aroma is very forward and fruity with apricot, mango, green olives and nutmeg, maybe a hint of butter cookie. Taste is more like briny olives than...” Read full tasting note
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Harvest: Spring 2020
BB: 24 months of harvest
Origin: Chaphou village, Phongsaly province, Laos

70°C/158°F
1-2 tsps per cup
60-90 seconds

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Reminds me more of sheng puerh than a green tea. Aroma is very forward and fruity with apricot, mango, green olives and nutmeg, maybe a hint of butter cookie. Taste is more like briny olives than fruit. Bitterness has a cactus character. It is minimal but has the potential to dominate with longer steeps. It sits deep within this kind of heavy, earthy-mossy impression which is in turn balanced by a gentle honeyed clarity.. Spicy-cooling finish stimulates the throat. Overall, a bit rustic and unrefined but I’m enjoying it.

There’s room to play around with this tea. The suggested parameters are low temp and low time but I kinda like what longer steeps are doing for it. I’ll try upping the temp next round.

Not yet sure if I’d recommend it, or even where this falls in my ratings system but it’s a solid palate cleanser following lunch :)

Flavors: Apricot, Bitter, Butter, Camphor, Cookie, Drying, Earth, Honey, Mango, Mineral, Moss, Nutmeg, Olives, Spicy

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