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.
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.
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.
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!