Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley #Vegan MoFo 2016

We have a LOT going on TODAY at Sororitea Sisters…Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is one of them and the other thing is that we will be participating in this years Vegan MoFo!  If you aren’t familiar with Vegan MoFo they have a WONDERFUL WEBSITE explaining more.  If you ARE familiar with the annual vegan bloggers push WELCOME!  Of course the Sororitea Sisters TWIST on Vegan MoFo will be featuring Vegan Teas at least once a day throughout the month of November!

Today’s VeganMoFo Prompt is “What’s your favorite food” – well – here at SororiTea Sisters – TEA is a MAJOR Food Group!  We have vegan, vegetarian, and non-veg bloggers in our SororiTEA.  But regardless of each of our preferred diets and food intake we KNOW there are a LOT Of vegetarian and vegan TEA FREAKS out there and that’s why we thought this match-up was a perfect fit!

mountain_largeMountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is our highlighted tea of the day!  This roasted green tea is really something special with it’s long and winding grey-green colored leaves.  The dry leaves smell so fresh and vegetal.  Once infused the color of the tea water is that of a paler brown with orange hue.

The aroma and flavor of Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is fresh, fragrant, roasted, vegetal, and woodsy.  It’s like NATURE in a cup!  The more you let this tea cool at room temperature the more the sweeter woodsy and sweeter floral notes come out to play!

When it comes to favorite foods – in our case beverages – the Sororitea Sisters vote for making and sharing TEA with friends and family – and even strangers!  Mountain Roasted Green Tea from Shan Valley is an interesting green tea to do that with – that’s for sure!

Here’s the scoop!

Leaf Type: Green Tea
Where to Buy: Shan Valley


Mountain Roasted tea is our premium tea harvested year round and roasted to perfection.  It has a nice roasted taste and smell blended in with the more subtle fresh flavor of the tea.

Learn even more about this tea and tea company here!

Pyin Green Tea from Shan Valley

Pyin_GreenTea Information:

Leaf Type: Green

Where to Buy: Shan Valley

Tea Description:

 This tea hails from Pyin Long within Northern Shan, Myanmar. This is also a first flush tea and is an everyday drinking tea. This tea is a reddish color. 

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

Although I drink a lot more green tea than I used to, I still consider myself a learner when it comes to my familiarity with different types. This green tea looks like none I’ve seen before. For a start, the leaves are pretty much a uniform dark brown, almost black. They’re also wider than I’m used to seeing, kind of rounded or bowl shaped at the tip, tapering in to a narrow, short stalk. Intriguing! I used 1 tsp of leaf for my cup, and gave it 2.5 minutes in water cooled to around 170 degrees.

Wet, the leaves do show some hints of green after all, although there are large brown patches on almost all of them. The scent is interesting – almost olive-like. It really reminds me of a very green extra virgin olive oil! The liquor is a pale yellow-gold.
To taste, this one is pure smooth, buttery amazingness. The flavour is mild and sweet, reminiscent of freshly buttered peas. It’s hard to say it’s “oily” because it’s really not, but it has an oil-like mouthfeel, really bringing to life the olive oil scent I noticed initially in the wet leaf. It’s not an over strong or pungent flavour, which is the kind of green tea I get along with best. There’s absolutely no bitterness or astringency at all, which is another firm point in its favour in my book. As it cools, I can detect a sharper, greener, almost chlorophyll-like note creeping in just a little. It’s an interesting contrast to the earlier flavours, and works particularly well with the rich, olive oil like flavour this possesses.
Pyin Green is making for a very enjoyable mid-afternoon cup. I think it’s a pretty perfect green tea, certainly in terms of flavour, level of intensity and smoothness. I feel like I could drink this one any time and be happy with the result.