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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Objective Tea Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Green Pekoe'

Tea Information:
Tea: Green Pekoe
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Objective Tea
Purchase: Here
Origin: Jing Mai, Yunnan, China (5000 ft)
Cultivar: Da Ye
Cultivated: Within Last 6 Months

Green tea, a varietal both more subtle and more delicate than Black Tea, is widely consumed in Southern China, Japan, and Korea. Our Loose Green Tea is handpicked in South East China across the straits from Taiwan. The flavor profile includes smoky spinach, light touches of hay, and ripe vegetation.

To Brew: bring the water to approximately 90 degrees Celsius, and pour over the leaves until the tips are covered. Boiling water will wilt the leaves and spoil the flavor of the tea. Steep the first infusion for approximately 40 seconds, or until the color reaches a rich shade of greenish-yellow. The second infusion should be steeped for 45 seconds, and add five seconds for each successive infusion. The tea should be good for five to seven brews.

Steep Information:
Amount: 6g, entire sample
Water: 750ml 195°F filtered water
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL (Custom, Custom)
Steep Time: 1 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: lightly vegetal, like I expect from a green tea
Steeped Tea Smell:
AmazonV: sweet, vegetal
MilitiaJim: honey
Flavor: vegetal, sweet (MilitiaJim said not sweet)
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: grassy
Liquor: translucent honey yellow-brown

I received this a part of a sampler. See my company review here.

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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