Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: August Uncommon Tea
Comfort from the hearth while gazing at fog as it gently drifts over the sea. The odor of warm buttery country bread rises to your nose, tenderly warming your face. A faint note of macadamia and bits of crust browning on a brick oven floor linger on the tongue. Hints of sweet grasses spring forth to brighten and balance the thick, chewy texture. Come in from the cold.
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I have heard so much about this company on Steepster that I was very excited to see it in one of the traveling tea boxes that hit my house late last week. This was the first one I grabbed to try. I’m such a green tea fan that I couldn’t wait to dig in and try out some new green teas.
August Uncommon Tea has unique tea blends that I’ve heard varied reviews about. This particular blend is a Japanese Green Tea with Barley in it. I brewed this delight up like all my green teas with the help of my handy dandy Breville and allowed the brew to cool off for a few moments.
Took my first sip and this is a different tasting green tea for sure. And one I’m enjoying. The green tea base is buttery and smooth. The barley that has been added in provides a nice nutty background that gives the tea an added richness. Like the description says, there is a crust like flavor and even faint notes of macadamia nuts.
This is one of those teas where the description really matches and translate well into the flavor you are given. I’m curious what this one would taste like as a cold brew and hope to be able to try that soon.
The more I drink of this one, the more I really like it. This could easily be an every day sort of tea for me for sure!