I know you aren’t supposed to judge a tea by its name – but that is exactly what I have done with this tea which is Ganesha Green from Nepal Tea LLC. I couldn’t tell you why I was drawn to this tea because of its name I just was.
The company says that this tea is “A step up from our Kanchanjangha Verde, Ganesha Green is a finer pluck, medium bodied with prominent marine flavors, such as kelp and seaweed.”
I can’t say as I have tried their Kanchanjangha Verde but I can tell you what I thought of this tea based on my personal experience.
I thought it was pretty bold for a green…more on the grassy and seaweedy side of things for sure.
As you may know – brewing green tea is considered rather complicated since steeping green tea for too long or in too hot water will result in a bitter and astringent brew regardless of the quality of the leaves.
I found this to be one of the more tricky greens, too! I was able to play around with it at least 2 to 3 times. My personal preference was to steep for about 1.5 minutes. I found anything longer than that the tea turned a bit bitter to quite bitter depending on how long you over infused it for.
1.5 minutes was my HAPPY ZONE. It was just the right amount of green and the right about of savory I look for in a greener-seaweedy type green tea. Some might call it a soupy type tea or even a greener miso flavor.
Regardless…once I found my HAPPY PLACE with this tea…I was a fan!
Here’s the scoop!
Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Nepal Tea LLC
A step up from our Kanchanjangha Verde, Ganesha Green is a finer pluck, medium bodied with prominent marine flavors, such as kelp and seaweed.