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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Tea Wing Loose Leaf Green Tea 'karigane #22'

Tea Information:
Tea: karigane #22
Type: Green Tea
Packaging: Loose Leaf
Company: Tea Wing
Purchase: Here
Description: This shaded tea is harvested using the stems from our ayame kabuse and kabuse leaf. Deep and savory with a sweet finish and a notable chewy mouthfeel (from the cellulose contained in the stems!). A great everyday tea/ alternative to pricier gyokuro.

Steep Information:
Amount: 2 samples
Water: 1000ml at 175°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 1 minute 30 seconds
Served: Hot

Tasting Notes:
Dry Leaf Smell: fresh, vegetal, sweet, even a hint floral
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, vegetal, hint fresh grass
Flavor: floral, sweet, vegetal
Body: Light
Aftertaste: thick, slightly gritty, mint
Liquor: translucent light yellow green

I like this, it is a very refreshing green

This was from me free Steepster Select box

750ml at 175°F for 2 minutes
very watery, minty, slightly nutty

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.

Sorry I thought i got pics of the loose leaf and did not!

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