Wednesday, September 24, 2014

The Tea Spot Clouds & Mist Sachets

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.

Clouds & Mist Sachets provided by The Tea Spot.