Thursday, June 25, 2015

Tea Review: Gunpowder Green Tea (Trader Joe's)

Gunpowder Green Tea
Trader Joe's
Type:  Green
Origin:  Not provided
Product Description:  Not provided

Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 2 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of smoky menthol and seasoned wood.

The golden infusion has an aroma of menthol (mint) and green melon with a light taste of fire roasted vegetables, a faint hint of tart melon and a cooling, almost minty finish.

The second infusion of this tea was the most flavorful and I would not recommend a third.  The minty menthol notes were unusual and I'm not sure if that is a specific characteristic of this tea or due to picking up the aroma sometime after processing.  The results are pleasantly mild and I may try this tea again at a higher temperature to see if it can bring out more flavor and aroma.

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