This is forage from my grandmas pantry. She got as a gift. I’m finding it hard to dig up any information, about the tea. I’ve included as much as I could decipher. I fear it to be a low quality tea, mass produced and labeled. As the terms used to describe it seem to be quite generic. I believe it to be a White tea, of some description.
The leaf material looks surprisingly good for loose leaf tea. I was intrigued. Given that the person who gifts tea to us, usually has good taste.
It wasn’t great…
I could find little or no sweetness in the tea. I drank very vegital , and lacked a lot of flavors, I had to dig for these the first steeping was a little lacking. The second,and third steeps seemed to really open up, and taste what little the tea had to offer. Starting off with a kind of generic white tea profile, with some nuance and nodding a hat to green tea varieties. It then went into some medicinal, rice, and grainy flavors. Lots of Hay, and wet hay in the aroma. Green grass, and fresh cut grass, with taste of an oxidized green tea, drying to some degree. After this 4 or 5th steeping the tea became round and just more grainy, rice water tasting. Didn’t want to drink more of it. Had a nice spike of energy from the tea though.
Flavors: Bamboo, Corn Husk, Cut Grass, Dry Grass, Dust, Floral, Grain, Grass, Green, Green Wood, Hay, Hot Hay, Mineral, Plant Stems, Rice, Spinach