Oh wow, this is pretty extreme! The leaves are almost powdered into some matcha-like form. I knew some of them would fall through my infuser – they are smaller than rooibos! – and they did.
I usually steep my greens for 2 minutes, but with this one I thought it would be wiser to just steep for 1. The brew I got is very foggy and… actually GREEN, not yellow :D It smells like green beans & asparagus casserole… I am not sure how to feel about that!
Ooh, the flavor! It hits you in the face! It sure is extremely vegetal but does not taste like soup (which was what I was afraid), there is this lovely grassy sweetness that comes right after the vegetal kick that sets everything right. There is also some bitterness coming up, the longer the tea sits. It could be because of the pieces that got their way through the infuser and that somehow still keep on steeping in the cup. I might try brewing this tea in a tea-bag, actually, to avoid the chunks.
This is definitely a unique experience. I do prefer the straight teas to be more subtle, but I can also see myself reaching for this when I need something more in-your-face obvious and at the same time “different”.
Flavors: Asparagus, Grass, Green Beans