• Reviews

    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…


  • Reviews

    Mauna Kea Tea Organic Premium Green Tea – 2013 1st Flush

    Country of Origin: United States, Hawaii Leaf Appearance: dark green with some white tips, very curled and twisted Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 2 minutes Water Temperature: 175 degrees Preparation Method: ceramic teapot Liquor: very pale green Ever since tasting Hawaiian grown teas with the folks from +Tealet I have been craving Mauna Kea’s green tea. I finally bit the bullet because I did not want to miss out on this year’s 1st flush. The taste was rather hard to describe. It was delicate and vegetal with a refreshing fruity sweetness. There was a slight roasted quality that reminded me of Tie Ping Hou Kui. The mouth-feel was smooth and buttery with just a…