[Spring 2020 harvest]
This green tea is really solid with no obvious drawbacks and may be my favourite tea from the Tea Joint samples I ordered.
Already the dry leaf aroma is quite complex with a floral sweetness base and notes of nuts, corn, apple juice, flax seeds, and semolina flour. On the other hand, wet leaves smell quite different. I get notes like thistles, butter, brussel sprouts, garden peas, spinach there.
The taste profile then follows the latter fairly closely. It is actually somewhat bitter for a green tea, which I definitely don’t mind. There is also a lot of umami and a sort of vegetal tartness. I could detect flavours of olives, sea holly, kale and pepper among other ones.
The mouthfeel is soft and numbing, but not overly thick or heavy.
Flavors: Bitter, Black Pepper, Butter, Floral, Garden Peas, Grass Seed, Green Bell Peppers, Kale, Nuts, Olives, Plants, Spinach, Tart, Umami, Vegetal