Tea and origin: Green tea from the Gorreana Tea Estate, Sao Miguel Island, The Azores
Link to Azores ‘Encosta de Bruma’ Premium Green Tea
In September I reviewed a black Azores tea from the Gorreana Tea Estate, Europe’s oldest tea estate. It was my first Azores tea, and I was quiet impressed. Today I’m reviewing a green tea from the same estate.
Dry leaf: The dry leaf consists of broken and medium-sized twisted leaves. It has a very light sweet aroma
Infused tea: The tea cups out a dark green liquor with a very light fruity aroma. It is a light-bodied tea that has almost no astringency. The body and the finish of the liquor have a sweet, tree fruit flavour
Infusion tips: Infuse this tea two to three minutes with 85C water. You will get two to three infusions
Conclusions: Judging from the appearance of the dry leaf and the colour of the liquor, I thought this tea might be similar to a Chun Mee, or even a Gunpowder. I was very wrong. This tea is surprising light and sweet. It doesn’t have the astringency of a Chun Mee or the smokiness of a Gunpowder. For people new to green tea, the lighter flavour of this tea might be a good place to start. It is a solid everyday tea with a budget-friendly price tag. Personally I like something with a bit more body and punch, but I did enjoy the sweet notes in this tea
Retail price: 10 grams for .99p / 50 grams for £3.60 / 100 grams for £6.77