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Green Tea
Green Tea
Grass, Green, Nutty, Vegetal
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From Adagio Teas

Tencha, the tea base used for making matcha, is a delicious and rare find. Shade-grown gyokuro leaves are steamed, dried and leaf veins removed prior to grinding. Tencha brews a cup much lighter in color than matcha, but with similar body and flavor. Can be brewed as-is, or ground to create matcha. Our selection offers the aroma of sweet green vegetables and a cup that offers vegetal notes and a hint of roasted nuts.

Ingredients: Tencha green tea

Steeping Instructions: Steep at 165° for 2 minutes.

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I really tried to follow the brewing instructions on this one, keeping the water a little cooler and steeping for a full 2 minutes. The dry leaves are very fine and soft, I could see how this would be crushed to make your own matcha. The dry leaf is not overly fragrant, smelling gently vegetal and nutty. The tea brewed up a very pale green, and was delicate in flavor, tasting similar to how it smelled: gentle, grassy, vegetal flavor, sweet in a natural way, with a pop of more barky, nutty flavor at the end. This is a tea with a lot of potential. I will have to try cold-brewing it, and maybe even crushing it for matcha.

Flavors: Grass, Green, Nutty, Vegetal

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