Thursday, June 7, 2012

Little Red Cup Tea Company Lu Mei Green Tea

Country of Origin: China
Leaf Appearance: deep green, twisted
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: gold

This is the first of several reviews of teas from Little Red Tea Cup Co. When I saw a sampler of their teas on the flash sale site Fab.com I just couldn't resist. This tea was vegetal with notes of pineapple. It wasn't overly complex, just a simple and straightforward green tea. The aftertaste was sweet and lingered long after each sip. There was some astringency but it only added a refreshing crispness. I think that it would have been quite a bit stronger if I had used a gaiwan (which I may try since I have some leftover). On a whim I cold brewed this tea as well and it was very refreshing. I've had a string of delicate green teas lately so it was nice to have something a bit more substantial. I would definitely recommend this tea.

Purchase this tea here.