I’m not sure what I did to deserve TheTeaFairy sending me a sample of “my most prized green no longer available”. I feel like I don’t deserve to be drinking this tea, and especially since greens aren’t really my thing. I understand that the fun in swapping is to try things that you normally wouldn’t buy for yourself – but to send me your favorite discontinued tea – wow the pressure. ;))
I’m drinking my third cup of it right now. I’m sure I don’t have the palate or vocabulary to articulate how I feel about it. This is different than most greens I’ve tried, it’s not floral, it’s not grassy, it’s not bitter, it’s not astringent – to what is it….? I don’t know. It’s light, refreshing, juicy (can I say that a liquid is juicy?), not really fruity but heading in that direction.
This is definitely interesting and I’m happy to have tried it. Will this tea pull me away from the dark side, probably not, but the fact that I had a pleasant 3 cups of it means that there might be a glimmer of hope for me yet.
Thanks TheTeaFairy lots of your teas have been an interesting journey outside my comfort zone.
eta: Upon further pondering, I’ve decided that this is a cross between a white and a green tea. This has some white tea characteristics to it – maybe a bit like a “dark” silver needle or something like that. Interesting though whatever it is….