drank Xi Hu Dragon Well by Grand Tea
2901 tasting notes

I’m not a big green tea drinker because I do not prefer grassy “green” teas, but I actually really enjoyed this one. While it is a distinctly green tea, the flavour was very full bodied and full of tannins. I found it similar to many yellow teas I have enjoyed in the past, which seem to have a lot of flavour tannins, yet are never bitter or astringent.

First steep: 7 minutes, 90 degrees C water. Liquid was medium amber and full flavoured. Surprisingly, I noticed malt, which is the last thing I expected to find in a green tea.

Second steep: I just let the tea bag in for at least 45 minutes, cold water. Liquid had less flavour and tasted a lot like a typical green tea. I don’t recommend using cold water to brew this, but it was my only available option.

Flavors: Green, Malt, Round, Tannin

1 tsp 24 OZ / 700 ML

dragonwell is my most favorite green tea!

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dragonwell is my most favorite green tea!

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I drink mostly flavoured and low caffeine teas/tisanes, but I will try anything twice. As far as pure teas go, I gravitate towards whites, yellows, and jade oolongs. I’m always open for trades and sample sales/exchanges. Message me any time :)

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Acidic/sour/tart, melon, grapefruit, bitter, astringent, smokey, sickly sweet (too much chicory, cinnamon, or licorice root), yerba mate, tumeric mushroom/fungus,

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