Continuing with the project to taste everything in my cupboard and write a note about it at least once so I don’t feel continually haunted by the pages of cupboard that remain noteless.
Which also dovetails with the project of making sure I have green tea (my take it to work tea) available for the transition from one tin to the next should it happen mid-week. I see a sipdown of my current tin on the horizon, so I’m applying the law of conservation in anticipation.
I am feeling pretty good about the stash culling project. I have basically completed project chai sipdown and project lapsang sipdown. I’m also pretty far along the road of project white tea sipdown. In fact, I might be pretty close there though I do have some samples and flavored versions I may not have tried yet.
Occasionally, I find another black tea I haven’t tried, so I’m trying to get to those as well. But I’m surely within striking distance of having tried and written a note about all the black teas I own.
Which leaves oolongs and pu-erhs. I’ve barely started with the oolongs. I have a ton of samples of both, in addition to what’s in my cupboard. So that is going to take a while.
Anyway, this tea.
It smells grassy in the tin with a slight smokiness. Not as smoky as gunpowder, though.
After steeping, it maintains that but also takes on a somewhat vegetal character. It’s a medium yellow green color.
The flavor is somewhere between a gunpowder and a dragonwell. It’s not a juicy, sweet, vegetal tea — it’s more of a grassy, toasty flavor. And I don’t get the plum aftertaste.
But it is easy to drink and I could see it being a perfect tea for work. Don’t know if I’ve had others of this type, so I’m rating it to benchmark against.
Flavors: Grass, Smoke, Vegetal