REVIEW: Brew Tea Co – Green Tea

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Tea: Green tea from Yunnan, China
Purchased at: Brew Tea Co stand at London Coffee Festival
Link to Green Tea on Brew Tea Co website

Dry leaf:
– The dry leaf is a mix of broken and full leaves
– It is medium to dark in colour and has a distinct grassy aroma

Infused leaf:
– The infused tea cups out a lime green liquor
– Both the aroma and flavour of the tea are grassy and sweet
– It has very little astringency, making it a very smooth cuppa

Conclusions/tips:
– Make sure you got the water temperature and infusion time right. The first time I made this tea, I didn’t have the temperature or time right, and it cupped out a liquor similar to a Chun Mee (which I’m not fond of). If you get a liquor that is overly bitter, try again – it should be sweet, grassy and smooth. I suggest infusing it for two to three minutes with 85C water.
– This tea is great value, and it makes a superb green tea for everyday drinking. I think it would have a wide appeal to both green tea and non-green tea drinkers

Score:
4.75/5

Retail price: 100 grams for £4.95 / 500 grams for £19.95

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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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