Hello, hello. A coworker gave me some tea samples and so I’m trying them! It was super sweet, so I’m giving them all a go. And in return I went through my bags and pulled a significant puerh selection.
One of them is Laoshan Green 2021 from Cultivate Tea here in Vancouver. I, umm, I really don’t like green teas, especially Laoshan Green.
2 min at 175. Oh, and I did a quick rinse too and then smelled the tea. Wow, seaweed. Wow.
The leaves always look so pretty as they unfurl. But the scent of the steeped tea is not doing it for me. (One of the main reasons I drink mostly black teas is because I have IBS that is significantly touchy about how tea leaves are processed, and most oolongs and green teas don’t meet the requirements – scent is a great tell for how processed a particular tea is.) I mean, it’s a nice Laoshan green if you like them. Smoky, rich, mineral, seaweed/grass flavours, the broth is nice and thick. Just not my preferred flavour profile.