[Spring 2020 harvest]

This green tea is really solid with no obvious drawbacks and may be my favourite tea from the Tea Joint samples I ordered. 

Already the dry leaf aroma is quite complex with a floral sweetness base and notes of nuts, corn, apple juice, flax seeds, and semolina flour. On the other hand, wet leaves smell quite different. I get notes like thistles, butter, brussel sprouts, garden peas, spinach there. 

The taste profile then follows the latter fairly closely. It is actually somewhat bitter for a green tea, which I definitely don’t mind. There is also a lot of umami and a sort of vegetal tartness. I could detect flavours of olives, sea holly, kale and pepper among other ones.

The mouthfeel is soft and numbing, but not overly thick or heavy.

Flavors: Bitter, Black Pepper, Butter, Floral, Garden Peas, Grass Seed, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Nuts, Olives, Plants, Spinach, Tart, Umami, Vegetal

170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 5 g 5 OZ / 150 ML

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I had been drinking Japanese green tea for a while before discovering the world of tea 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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90 – 100 _ Excellent tea.
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60 – 70 _ Decent.
50 – 60 _ Average, forgettable.
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