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    Green Tea Lovers Adam’s Peak Silver Needle

    According to Green Tea Lovers this selection is a Sri Lankan white tea that is grown at a high altitude. I steeped this tea for three minutes in a ceramic teapot using 180 degree water. The dry leaves looked just as you would expect from a silver needle, pale green and covered in downy hairs. The liquor was practically colorless and had a light, pleasant aroma. This tea was very subtle. Once I took my time with it the flavor profile was actually quite complex. It was vegetal, creamy and nutty with notes of honey. The second steeping was a bit more fuller bodied and surprisingly good. A really nice citrus element came…


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    Green Tea Lovers Shincha Kagoshima

    This is a first crop, young bud sencha that was grown in Kagoshima Perfecture, Japan. According to Green Tea Lovers shincha has a higher content of amino acids (L-Theanine) and vitamin C. The dry leaves were small and very dark green in color. They had aroma that almost reminded me of mint. I steeped this tea in a kyusu using 160 degree water and three subsequent 40 second infusions. The liquor was a bright yellow green with a somewhat cloudy appearance. This tea was mellow and refreshing but surprisingly full flavored. The predominant flavor was sweet and floral but there was also an element of nuttiness in the background, similar to genmaicha. The…