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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Life In Teacup Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Zhu Ye Qing (Bamboo Leaf Green)'

>>Prior Review

Tea Information:
Tea: Zhu Ye Qing (Bamboo Leaf Green)
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: unknown
Reseller: Life In Teacup
Purchase: Here
Description: ?
Ingredients: ?
Production Year: 2009
Production Season: Spring
Production Region: Sichuan Province
Style: Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 tsp
Additives: none
Water: 12 ounces
Steep Time: no idea
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: grassy
Steeped Tea Smell: grassy
Flavor: sweet, watery, vegetal, but smooth
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: bitter, vegetal that lingers
Liquor: transparent with a green tint

I got this as part of a sample set from Life in Teacup.

Tried following directions (http://www.lifeinteacup.com/brewing-tea) and waited until most leaves sank. I used boiling water that had sat for a bit.

I really guess I am not too much of a green person :(

Post-Steep Additives: none

Rating: 2/4 leaves


Leaf system:
1=Bleh! not again if it were free
2=Acceptable, if it were free or there were limited other tea options
3=I might purchase this tea from time to time, or select it while out
4=A staple in our cupboard from now on, I will purchase and keep purchasing




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