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This is probably the first green tea from India for me. I got it from Skysamurai through the Discovery Teabox and it was actually sold by Yatra Tea, but I am pretty sure it’s the same tea and I don’t feel like creating another entry for it, especially considering that Yatra Tea don’t seem to sell it anymore.

Anyway, with regards to the tea, the dry leaf smells like strawberry plants and there are even more similar notes in the wet leaf smell — like thistles or blackberry plant. The smell has the hay like quality of young sheng in fact. Once the leaves cool down, I also get the smoky aroma.

The taste is also slightly akin to a young sheng, but less bitter and more woody and robust. Some notes that come up are conifer (maybe spruce?) twigs, rhubarb and thyme. Aftertaste is a little spicy and sweet. Overall, it’s a pleasant taste I would say, not quite what I would expect from a green tea though.

Flavors: Blackberry, Fruity, Hay, Plants, Rhubarb, Smoke, Spicy, Strawberry, Sweet, Thyme

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML
derk

That sounds interesting and worth a try.

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derk

That sounds interesting and worth a try.

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