We’re getting dumped on with far too much snow to make me happy in March (to be fair, I’m not happy about tons of snow any other time of the year, either!) which make me want to reach for something robust or roasty… instead I’m checking off the “green tea” prompt from the sipdown list this month. (Perhaps I can vicariously live out a nice spring day that way?!)
My steeped cup smells a bit strong on the lemon than the berry, though I can make out some raspberry on the nose. To taste, mostly I’m getting a fresh, bright, pithy lemon note, which blends nicely with the base. The base looked a bit gunpowder heavy to me, which is not a green tea I favor much, but the ashy taste I get from it is completely gone under the smooth and bright citrus, leaving just a mellow earthy/vegetal backdrop. I’m not really getting the raspberry much, if at all… there is a fruity sweetness to the cup, and I do get a whisper of a berry note as an aftertaste from the swallow.
I would’ve liked the berry to pop more, but I’m always down for a strongly citrus green… even when the weather doesn’t want to cooperate with that choice.
Flavors: Citrus, Earthy, Fruity, Lemon, Smooth, Sweet, Tangy, Vegetal