Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Tea Review: Steamed Green Tea (Minto Island Tea Company)

Steamed Green Tea
Minto Island Tea Company
Type:  Green
Origin:  USA, Oregon, Salem
Product Description:  2016 spring harvest. Sweet, mild vegetal notes.

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

The dry leaves have an aroma of fragrant aged wood and light notes of camelia.

The golden infusion has a light, savory and sweet aroma with notes of sesame.  The taste is rich and buttery with light notes of wood and spinach and a long fresh sweet finish.

The floral notes became slightly more pronounced after the first infusion while the taste remained smooth and sweet throughout three infusions.


  1. I tried their first harvest. Curious how this year's turned out.

    1. Their online store says they're out of the 2016 steamed green, though they still have some pan-fired green available. If I get back down there next month, I'll try to check in on what they have at the stand and maybe pick something up for you.