REVIEW: Postcard Teas – Laoshan Green

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Tea: Green tea from Mou Family Farm, Lao Shan, Shandong, China (harvested in spring 2013)
Purchased at: Postcard Teas in London
Retail price: £6.95 for 50 gram refill pouch / £9.95 for 50 gram caddy
Link to Laoshan Green on Postcard Teas website

Dry leaf:
– This is a very aromatic tea. Lovely fresh smell that gives an explosive first impression
– The dry leaf has beautiful wiry leaves and is well sorted

Infused tea:
– First infusion cups out a very pale liquor, but it darkens a bit with each infusion
– Like the dry leaf, the liquor is extremely aromatic
– The liquor is refreshing, not astringent and sweet

Conclusions/tips:
– I prefer to infuse this tea for one minute with 85C water. You can get three to five infusions. The Tea God will come and strike you down if you add milk or sugar to this tea
– The aroma and the flavour of this tea reminds me of a good Mao Feng. It isn’t as full-bodied as many Chinese green teas, but it is stronger than many Japanese green teas. I think it offers a wonderful drinking experience because the aroma and the flavour are so pronounced

Score:
4.75/5

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About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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One Response to REVIEW: Postcard Teas – Laoshan Green

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