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Sunday, January 13, 2013

52Teas Loose Leaf Green Tea 'Graveyard Mist'

Tea Information:
Tea: Graveyard Mist
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: 52Teas
Purchase: Here
Description: Have you ever stopped to enjoy the cool quiet of an old cemetery on a fall evening? Ever stayed to watch the evening mist roll in? Maybe stayed overnight on a dare and found yourself waking in the wet grass to the vision of sunlight slipping through the vanishing mist?
Me either, but that’s kind of what this tea reminds me of.
Part Chinese sencha, part Yun Wu (Cloud Mist), with marshmallow root, spearmint and natural marshmallow, spearmint and a hint of malt flavors, this is a smooth, silky experience with the sweet pique of spearmint subdued and made ghost-like–subtle, but haunting.

Ingredients: Premium Green Teas, marshmallow root, spearmint, natural flavors.

Steep Information:
Amount: 4 tsp
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 4 minutes
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: mint
Steeped Tea Smell: minty, vegetal
Flavor: mint, vegetal, rooty, like licorice root but sweeter (never ate raw mallow root)
Body: Medium
Aftertaste: tangy aftertaste, bark
Liquor: translucent yellow-green

two co-workers both like it, my mom loves it

I think the aftertaste needs tempering

Post-Steep Additives:
white sugar
more fluffy marshmallow peep-ish if peeps were minty, cuts back on the barmy aftertaste

Rating: 3/4 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

I purchased this product. All my reviews are as unbiased as possible, whether I buy or receive free product. I accept no other compensation other than free product.

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