REVIEW: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company – Vietnam Flowery Orange Pekoe Green Tea

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Tea: Green tea from northern Vietnam
Purchased at: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company
Twitter: @kentteacoffee
Facebook: The Kent & Sussex Tea and Coffee Company
Link to Vietnam Flowery Orange Pekoe Green Tea

Dry leaf:

– The dry leaf consists of full, curly leaves that are a light, smoky green colour

– It has a fresh, sweet aroma

Infused tea:

– The tea cups out a light green liquor that has a straw-like aroma

– It is a medium-bodied tea that has mild astringency and a thick mouthfeel. The body of the liquor has earthy, smoky flavours, and the tea has a slightly sweet finish

Tips/conclusions:

– Infuse with 75 to 80C water for two minutes. You will get two infusions

– This is the first time I’ve had a green tea from Vietnam, so I cannot compare it to other teas from that country. That said, the aroma of the dry and infused tea and the flavour of the liquor remind me very much of a Chun Mee or a lighter gunpowder green tea. I think it is a good tea for everyday drinking: it is smooth and tasty, but it is not full of complex flavours

Score:

4/5

Retail price: 50 grams for £3.79 / 125 grams for £8.21 / 250 grams for £14.78

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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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