Today was a day that just called and yearned for a solid green tea. My stress levels seem to increasingly get higher and higher each day with the new added responsbilities of my new position. Only a brilliant green tea could calm this ragged soul.
So I grabbed the China Banch Organic sample that Herbie Organic graciously sent and I am so glad I did. This tea calmed the waters this afternoon for sure.
Sourced from China, this green tea is described as having a light and gentle flavor with a mild character. I would absolutely agree on the light and gentle but the mild character maybe not so much.
Brewed to the parameters found on the package (80C and allowed to steep for 2 min), this tea had a very gentle aroma right off the bat. My first sip in and I just sighed.
Towards the beginning of the sip, you are greeted with these tame vegetal notes that quickly turn into a much sweeter finish that again turn towards a vegetal finish. The subtle combination of the vegetal and sweet tones really captured my heart. Not to sweet but also not to veggie like. The perfect in between profile for sure, giving you the best of both worlds.
Each sip is crisp and refreshing. I couldn’t get enough and found myself going back for cup after cup. As calm as the flavor was, they were just incredibly on point that I have to say the mild character description just doesn’t fit this tea. Yes the flavor is calm, but there is such a brilliance to this tea that really commands attention. I personally couldn’t get enough.
Highly recommend this as a smooth sipping green tea for any green tea lovers out there.
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Herbie Organic
Green tea produced by combining the best Chinese and Japanese tea making traditions. Pressed and long leaves give this green tea light and gentle taste and a mild character.