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Unlike many others, I seem to prefer the imperial grade version. I would nonetheless choose the classic one for a more casual session. It is more nutty and robust with a vegetal and tangy aftertaste, while the imperial grade is more delicate, complex and with more pronounced umami & grassy notes.

I find that this one is slightly closer to some of the other Chinese green teas, whereas imperial grade is somewhat more in the direction of Japanese greens. However, that’s not really a fair comparison.

Flavors: Nutty, Olive Oil, Tangy, Vegetable Broth, Vegetal

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 4 OZ / 120 ML

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I have been a fan of green tea for a while and I started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth only in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

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