Another Glendale tea!
The dry leaf smells incredible. Lilac, peony, orange blossoms – it’s like walking through a garden in full bloom. There’s also a note of cool cucumber in there. The leaf is light brown, in small curls.
Steeped, the leaf unfurls into medium yellow green pieces. The floral fragrance sticks around, but is joined by a strong umami, which is an interesting combination.
The liquor is clear and the colour of honey, and smells very similar to kukicha – sweet, a bit buttery, notes of cooked vegetables and umami.
This tea has amazing flavour. Lightly spiced (pepper and something else), umami, sweet, muscatel, hints of floral, malt and green vegetables. Vegetal tangy on the finish. It reminds me of a combination of Japanese green and a Darjeeling.
There are so many different layers to this tea, but it doesn’t taste muddled – they all somehow compliment each other and work together. Very complex and unique.
Flavors: Butter, Cucumber, Floral, Malt, Muscatel, Orange Blossom, Peppercorn, Spices, Sweet, Umami, Vegetal