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[Spring 2021 harvest]

Marvelous looking, delicate leaves with lots of hair here. It’s an exceptionally elegant tea with a silky full body and a resolute chest warming cha qi.

Initially, I get a nutty, floral and meaty scent which becomes vegetal later – a bit like chard.

The taste profile has vegetal backbone reminiscent of thistles and fiddleheads, as well as some floral and tart carambola notes. Subsequently, protracted sweetness comes to the fore, while mild vanilla and black pepper notes linger in the background.

It’s not a cheap tea, but a fresh green tea of this quality is hard not to appreciate for me.

Flavors: Black Pepper, Floral, Sweet, Tart, Vanilla, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 30 sec 5 g 6 OZ / 170 ML

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Currently, I am a PhD student at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Ontario. Apart from teas and mathematics, I enjoy sports and traveling, as well as music of all kinds. Connect at https://rateyourmusic.com/~Togo

I have been a fan of green tea for a while and I started exploring other kinds of tea in greater depth only in 2017. I rarely drink blends and generally avoid artificially scented teas. Other than that I try to keep it varied.

My rating description:
100 _ Unforgettable tea, an experience that changes your life.
90 – 100 _ Excellent tea.
80 – 90 _ Very enjoyable, I will buy again.
70 – 80 _ I enjoyed it, but I most likely won’t be buying it again.
60 – 70 _ Decent.
50 – 60 _ Average, forgettable.
40 – 50 _ I didn’t really like the tea, but it is drinkable.
0 – 40 _ I would prefer to avoid the tea.

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Waterloo, ON, Canada

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