Monday, July 7, 2014

Mauna Kea Tea Organic Premium Green Tea - 1st Flush 2014

Country of Origin: United States, Hawaii
Leaf Appearance: dark green, very curled and twisted
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 2 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: glass teapot
Liquor: pale green

You might remember from last year that I was completely obsessed with the 2013 1st Flush of this tea. Although it is on the pricey side, I am now in the habit of treating myself to small bag every year. Last year's batch was a bit more tippy but they leaf style is still very similar. The brewed tea was just a aromatic and delicious as I remembered. Its taste was freshly vegetal and sweet with just a hint of roasty spice. This tea resteeps very well, especially if you leave a bit of water in with the leaves in between pots. It is one of the smoothest green teas I've ever had. There was no bitterness and very little astringency, even after being steeped a little too long. A co-worker who hails from the home of Dragonwell was very skeptical but she was blown away by the quality and taste of this tea. I placed my order prior to their packaging change but I have to say that the new boxes and bags look awesome!

Organic Premium Green Tea - 1st Flush 2014 purchased from Mauna Kea Tea.