drank Sencha "Matsuri" by Lupicia
218 tasting notes

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

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I started drinking tea when I was a teenager, my dad used to make tea a million times a day as it was (and still is!) good for his health. So he would make it for the entire family. Usually it was Lipton with a teaspoon of sugar per cup and a slice of lemon. I was fond of it made this way then a lot.

Then I would have occasional loose leaf teas, I slowly got into green tea… I would mostly stick to bagged tea though. It was just convenient.

Only recently, in the middle of 2013, did I start getting seriously into all kinds of loose leaf tea.

My cupboard only reflects what I have in ‘regular’ (non-sample) sizes. It could be that I have some tea you’re looking for, just in a smaller amount, even though it is not in my cupboard, so you can always just ask when swapping with me :)

- Chinese & Taiwanese black teas
- second flush darjeelings
- malty assams
- green oolongs
- Chinese green teas
- super-fruity rooibos/honeybush “teas”

- Japanese green teas
- white teas
- dark oolongs
- interesting dessert teas
- earl greys
- pu-erhs

- chai teas
- herbal teas
- fruit teas

- mint in blends (it’s ok as straight mint)

Apart from tea, I love reading, board-gaming with my husband, learning foreign languages (currently Spanish and Portuguese) and listening to lots and lots of music!

And if we just stick to food-related stuff I am also a great aficionado of good craft beer and dark chocolate :)

Golden Moon Tea
Harney & Sons
Shang Tea
Whispering Pines Tea Co.
Yezi Tea

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