• Reviews

    Tea At Sea Mountain Organic Indonesian Green Tea

    Country of Origin: Indonesian Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: green tea Steep time: 5 minutes Water Temperature: 185 degrees  Preparation Method: glass teapot Liquor: bright yellowish green The selections that I’ve tried from +Tea At Sea have all been really interesting in that they all bear an uncanny resemblance to rolled oolongs, even the ones that aren’t actually oolongs. This green tea even sort of tasted like one. It was fruity and sweet with delicate floral notes that lingered long after each sip. The mouth-feel was smooth with a clean and refreshing finish. It grew increasingly vegetal with each infusion but it never crossed the line into unpleasant. The sweetness became more prominent…


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    Tea At Sea Mountain Organic Indonesian Black

    Country of Origin: Indonesia Leaf Appearance: small, dark and slightly rolled Ingredients: black tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: dark amber I’ve really been enjoying the selections from +Tea At Sea because Indonesian teas are fairly hard to come by. I was expecting something a bit on the strong side but it was surprisingly mellow. The taste was light yet complex with notes of malt and smoke. The sweet, woody aftertaste almost reminded me of rooibos in a very strange way. I found myself testing longer and longer infusions but it never got bitter or unpleasant. I prepare almost all of the teas that I review…

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    Tea At Sea Mountain Organic Indonesian Oolong

    Country of Origin: Indonesia Leaf Appearance: deep green, tightly rolled Ingredients: oolong tea Steep time: 30 seconds Water Temperature: 212 degrees Preparation Method: porcelain gaiwan Liquor: pale gold I’ve seen +Tea At Sea posting regularly on Steepster for some time now and I have always admired their whimsically nautical packaging. How cute is that little cork sail boat? I couldn’t resist floating it in my teacup. This is the first Indonesian tea that I’ve tried so it was doubly exciting. The taste had a somewhat odd marine taste to it, something like what I might expect from a Japanese green. It still had the floral and vegetal qualities that I associate with rolled oolongs. I…