Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Tea At Sea Mountain Organic Indonesian Green Tea

Country of Origin: Indonesian
Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 5 minutes
Water Temperature: 185 degrees 
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: bright yellowish green

The selections that I've tried from +Tea At Sea have all been really interesting in that they all bear an uncanny resemblance to rolled oolongs, even the ones that aren't actually oolongs. This green tea even sort of tasted like one. It was fruity and sweet with delicate floral notes that lingered long after each sip. The mouth-feel was smooth with a clean and refreshing finish. It grew increasingly vegetal with each infusion but it never crossed the line into unpleasant. The sweetness became more prominent as it cooled so I have a feeling that it would make an excellent iced tea. My personal preference leans more towards Chinese or Japanese teas but this was an interesting foray into Indonesian tea. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on this region as they transition more towards making "specialty teas" rather than tea bag style CTC.

Mountain Organic Indonesia Green Tea sample provided by Tea At Sea.