Mermaid

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  • “This is a tea that matches its name well. It does smell of seaweed and water and some undetermined spicy aromas of faraway tropical lands. The taste is savory and umami: seaweed, cooked spinach,...” Read full tasting note
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Tea of the Week for September 2, 2019!

This tea is meant to serve as my final goodbye to this summer. At least, I hope summer is on it’s way out. We had some really pleasant weather here in the Pacific Northwest (Read: it’s been cool & we’ve even had some rain!) But then, we’ve also had a few rather warm days that leave me a bit worried about if I can start saying & be comfortably certain that fall is finally here.

But enough of that. As I was saying – this tea was meant to be my final goodbye to summer. I envisioned this tea many months ago – after trying a sample of my supplier’s Japanese Tamaryokucha Green tea. I envisioned it as a tea to celebrate my daughter Lilith’s birthday – “Mermaids” are something kind of special between the two of us & I wanted to create a mermaid tea for her birthday. However, I didn’t yet have this Tamaryokucha in stock in time to blend it for August’s teas, so I put it off until this month.

The Tamaryokucha is sweet & smooth. Mild! No astringency at all. It is just – wonderful. I find myself enjoying it far more than Japanese Sencha. It makes a delightful base for this blend of pineapple, coconut, blueberries & a hint of lime. A tropical flavor – but just a little different from your average tropical thanks to the blueberry notes.

A really delicious tea that is fantastic served hot – and even better cold-brewed & served cold! So refreshing! It is, of course: organic, VEGAN, gluten-free & allergen-free!

organic ingredients: green tea, pineapple, coconut, blueberries, limes, lime leaves & natural flavors

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This is a tea that matches its name well. It does smell of seaweed and water and some undetermined spicy aromas of faraway tropical lands. The taste is savory and umami: seaweed, cooked spinach, succulent grass and some exotic spicy notes.

All strands blend well and create a unique and memorable taste that I had no desire to dissect. Very mermaidy indeed. Usually green tea-based desert blends leave me underwhelmed but not this one really impressed me.

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This is one of last month’s teas – I cold-brewed it overnight to enjoy today. It’s a different drink when cold-brewed, in my opinion. The green tea becomes a bit more prominent here, reminding me a bit of a gyokuro. I am still getting the fruit notes which add a nice dimension to the overall cup but what struck me most was the notes of green tea I am getting.

Fortunately, those green tea notes play well with the notes of sweet and tart that I get from the variety of fruits in this blend and I also find myself able to pick out the different flavors as I continue to sip on this. The coconut is a bit more prominent in a hot cuppa – here, it becomes more of a tropical note, sweet and creamy for sure but not quite as strongly, definitively coconut to me as it was with the hot taste test. The pineapple is sweet and just a little bit tangy – and that tanginess is accentuated with the presence of the lime which is definitely more prominent in the cold-brew versus the hot-brew. The blueberry comes through at first as more of that berry tingle towards the end of the sip and into the aftertaste, but as I continue to sip, the blueberry comes forward a bit more.

It’s a really nice composition. I didn’t sweeten this pitcher of tea but I’d imagine that a bit of sugar would bring out the fruit notes a bit more. Me, I like it just the way it is.

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