Jade Cloud from The Tao of Tea

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where To Buy:  The Tao of Tea

Product Description:

Introduction: Jade Cloud, also known as Wulu, is grown at a high elevation of 1200 meters in the cloud and mist covered mountains of Zhejiang province. The cool mist is ideal for the tea plants to maintain a deep green color and develop a full rounded flavor. Made in early Spring, when the leaves are tender.

Flavor Profile: Sweet aroma similar to magnolia flowers and cucumber. Buttery, smooth, vegetal flavor.

Ingredients: 100% Organic Green Tea Leaves.

Taster’s Review:

This is an excellent green tea – perfect for those who adore green tea!

The fragrance is light and sweet with hints of vegetable and flower.  The provided description (above) suggests a magnolia flower scent, and I would agree.  It smells lovely as it beckons this taster to take a sip!

The flavor is crisp and vegetative.  The vegetative quality falls somewhere between grassy and vegetable, like steamed spinach with a soft background note of freshly cut grass.  There are also some hints of flower in the flavor – mere whispers of floral flavor – but they add such a lovely dimension of flavor to the cup.

At the start, I did not detect much of a buttery essence to this tea.  It certainly has the rich smoothness and mouthfeel of a buttery tea, but, not the creamy butter flavor.  However, as I continue to sip, I notice that the buttery notes develop.  It tastes indulgent and delicious.  It evokes images of licking my fingers after a drop of melted butter slides off my morning toast … I know I shouldn’t, I know it isn’t good for me, but I also know it tastes too good to resist it!  Fortunately, this buttery essence comes from 100% organic green tea … so I know it’s good for me!

Another amazing tea from the Tao of Tea!

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