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Monday, December 27, 2010

Tbar Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Osmanthus Dragon Pearls'

Tea Information:
Tea: Osmanthus Dragon Pearls
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: tbar
Purchase: Here
Description: Intoxicating green tea pearls with osmanthus flowers.

Steep Information:
Prepared and served in a teapot with a t-sac with a dish for the leaves when steeped enough.
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Steeped Tea Smell: lightly floral, very vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, silky
Body: Light
Aftertaste: bitter
Liquor: translucent brown-green

It started out very weak, and got good and vegetal floral, then I let it steep a little too long and it got bitter.

Too weak for me.

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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