drank Top Leaf by Mellow Monk
961 tasting notes

Samurai TTB #27

Japanese green tea tends to be too aggressive for me, but I’ve been on a roll with the green teas in this TTB, so I decided to give this one a shot. The flavor is very fresh and grassy without the bitterness or seaweed quality I try to avoid. However, there was an astringency at the end of the sip that marred the experience somewhat for me.

Flavors: Astringent, Drying, Grass

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.” ~ C.S. Lewis

I was introduced to loose leaf tea by a roommate in 2012, but it wasn’t until I stumbled upon Steepster in 2014 that I discovered a world of tea that went beyond Teavana and the grocery store.

My tastes continue to evolve, but black tea is currently my favorite. I am especially drawn to strong, malty breakfast blends to wake me up in the morning and flavored dessert teas to sip throughout the day.

Just about everything in my cupboard is available to swap, so feel free to ask!


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