Reviews

Shan Valley First Flush Green Tea 2014

Country of Origin: Mynamar
Leaf Appearance: deep green, somewhat broken
Ingredients: green tea
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: Teavana Perfect Tea Maker
Liquor: deep gold

Mynamar, also known as Burma, is not widely known for producing tea but they are the second largest country in Southeast Asia. Some of you might remember that I reviewed a selection of +Shanvalley‘s teas last year, including the First Flush Green Tea. The sample I tried previously was a pyramid bag so I was excited to dig into the loose leaf. The taste was deeply vegetal with a pleasant sweetness. I was reminded very much of homemade spinach. The finish had a refreshing zing with hints of citrus. There was also a nice toasted quality that I found very comforting. If you are in need of a good basic green to use for iced tea or making in bulk, this one is a great candidate for that. $3 per ounce is an unbelievably low price.

First Flush Green Tea 2014 sample provided by Shan Valley.

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Nicole has been writing about her love of the leaf since 2008. Her work has been featured on World Tea News, The Daily Tea, Tea Journey, and other publications. She is the winner of the 2018 World Tea Award for Best Tea Blog.