Tea review: Teas Unique Korean Mt. Jiri Whole Leaf Green Tea

Happy Monday! Thanksgiving came and went, and we’re almost to December. Crazy how quickly 2017 is flying by. Today’s Damien’s birthday, so we’ll be out and about for a bit, but I’m starting the day with a tea review.

I’m not sure I have ever had a green tea as smooth, delicate and light as this one. If you enjoy softer teas, Teas Unique’s Mt. Jiri Second Pluck Whole Leaf Green Tea is a good choice. I reviewed some of their teas back in the spring, so when they reached out and asked if I’d like to try some of their new harvest, I was really excited to do some tasting.

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Unlike many other green teas I’ve had, the leaves of this one were barely green before steeping — almost a gray hue. After they sat in the water and unrolled, the tender, young leaves turned to lighter shades of green, as pictured up top.

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I thought at first that maybe I hadn’t steeped it long enough following the instructions on the sample for 2 minutes, but even when I put the tea back in, the aroma and taste remained very mild and light. It has a slight sweetness to it as well.

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Overall, this is a very high-quality green tea. I really enjoyed it, but if you seek out more vegetal, astringent blends with more of a bite and strength to them, this blend probably won’t be your favorite. If you’ve strayed away from green teas because of a grassy taste, these are the leaves you’re looking for!

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