Country of Origin: China Leaf Appearance: deep green Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 3 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teacup Liquor: brassy gold
The Tea Spot puts out a very decent line of loose leaf teas and they have just recently released sachet versions. Like most of you, I prefer loose leaf but when traveling or on the go the convenience factor of a tea bag often wins out. I couldn't help but be impressed by this one. They were filled with a generous amount of deep green leaves that were mostly whole. The taste was fresh, light and vegetal. Notes of citrus and a bit of nuttiness added a nice complexity. A few sips in I even started to pick up a bit of buttery creaminess. There was no bitterness and very little astringency. This tea is certified organic by the USDA. While the systems for certification aren't perfect, they are the closest we can get to peace of mind.