Darjeeling Yabukita Emerald

Tea type
Green Tea
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Flavors
Floral, Herbaceous, Honey, Kale, Peas, Pepper, Smooth, Vegetables, Vegetal
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175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 oz / 200 ml

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  • “[Spring 2021 harvest] Parameters: 5g / 200ml / 76°C – 92°C Steep times: 1min / 1min / 2min / 4min I recently went to restock some tea from our local tea shops in Bratislava. Čajový Dom is one of...” Read full tasting note
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An exceptional and exclusive green tea from the Indian Darjeeling area, produced in limited quantities. The leaves are hand-picked and carefully sorted, consisting of a tip and the first two young leaves. The uniqueness of this green tea lies in the cultivar of the shrubs from which it is harvested. These are Japanese shrubs of the famous cultivar Yabukita, which is a great rarity in Darjeeling and is grown on a trial basis in only a few gardens. This particular tea comes from our friendly Rohini Garden and is a gem among the green teas in Darjeeling and the green teas in the world. It tastes like some very expensive Chinese teas, even though it is grown in India from a Japanese cultivar. The leaf is processed into loose, unrolled leaves giving off the scent of green bananas and limes. The steamed leaf opens a sweet grassy aroma with tones of exotic fruit. The taste is delicious without tannins, with a rich and complex taste. It can withstand a lot of infusions. A real treat for all lovers of green tea.

Lot: Ex-29/21
Harvest: Spring 2021

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[Spring 2021 harvest]

Parameters: 5g / 200ml / 76°C – 92°C
Steep times: 1min / 1min / 2min / 4min

I recently went to restock some tea from our local tea shops in Bratislava. Čajový Dom is one of the best ones, they always have a large selection of quality Darjeelings and Japanese teas, as well as many others. Their prices are really good too, although you may not find the absolute top shelf teas here most of the time.

This one is really unusual – a Darjeeling green tea from the Yabukita cultivar is a first for me. The tea is not as aromatic as I hoped it would. It also lacks some pungency I’d say. However, it provides a very elegant experience with is medium to light body and smooth, silky and buttery mouthfeel. The aftertaste is also somewhat long lasting and pungent relatively speaking, even though it doesn’t evolve all that much.

Dry leaf aroma is mostly herbaceous and floral, a combination that permeates the start of the session throughout. In the wet leaves, I can also smell a strong nettle note.

First steep is subtle and vegetal with a mildly peppery aftertaste. Second one brings notes of kale and honey, while later I can taste cabbage too. The last two infusions remind me of some yellow teas from Meng Ding I’ve had. Aftertaste is generally also vegetal with hints of sweet peas and sandy soil. There is a slightly numbing sensation in the mouth while drinking and subsequently too.

Flavors: Floral, Herbaceous, Honey, Kale, Peas, Pepper, Smooth, Vegetables, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 5 g 7 OZ / 200 ML
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It has now hit me that you’re no longer in Canada. Looking forward to reviews of teas from Slovakian shops. Hope you’re doing well!

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