- Self-drinking: A tea with sufficient good characteristics such as body, flavor, color and aroma that it can be enjoyed without blending it with other teas.
- Thick: A richly colored infusion.
- Winey: A desirable quality in some teas, particularly Darjeeling.
- Toasty: A desirable characteristic of fine Keemuns and other highly fired teas.
- Astringency: The quality of the tea's liquor that gives a bite or sharpness to the taste.
- Biscuity: Often associated with Assam teas and denotes a pleasant quality reminiscent of freshly baked bread.
- Woody: Associated with a sawdust taste, not pleasant, but not to be mistaken with woodsy which is a pleasant note associated with some white teas.
A great pick me up in the afternoon!
This is one of our favorites. Not quite as spicy as our regular Chai - this one is simpler, very fragrant and a bestseller.
This is my early morning tea—love it. I make a 2-cup pot. The first cup is gentle, delightful green, not at all bitter (4–5 minute steep). The second cup is stronger of course, and a little bitter—but then I add a teaspoon of turbinado sugar—and it becomes absolute nectar!
Hint: because the leaves are so long, it's a bit difficult to get a consistent measure for this tea, just using a spoon. Sometimes it was becoming too strong. I picked up an electronic gram scale, which solved the problem—5.5 grams for my 2-cup morning pot.
Quite right - the longer-leaved styles don't confirm to typical teaspoon measurements. An electronic scale works well and after a while you can even correctly estimate the amount per cup with your fingers! Glad you are enjoying this tea - one of our favorites. Mellow, fragrant, not vegetal - an easy Green to enjoy. And you can re-infuse several times.