Tuesday, December 13, 2022

Tea Review: Graceful Green Tea (Kaley Tea)

Graceful Green Tea
Kaley Tea
Type: Green
Origin: Sri Lanka, Kotapola
Product Description:
Young leaves and buds are steamed, panfried and fired at varying degrees of temperature.
Temperature: 175° F
Amount: 3 grams
Steeping Time: 1-1.5 minutes

The dry leaves have an aroma of sweet oats, pepper, and wood.

The pale green liquor has a light and savory green edamame (soybean) aroma with a light taste of edamame and snow peas.

While I found the best results for flavor without astringency by steeping for 1.5 minutes, a 2 minute steep will produce something more bold with mild astringency for those who may prefer it that way.  The best flavor was in the first two infusions with pleasant buttery notes appearing in the second.

Kaley Tea is located in a forested, lowland region of southern Sri Lanka, adjacent to the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, a tropical rainforest and UNESCO World Heritage Site. They specialize in organically grown teas plucked from 100-year-old tea trees and hand-processed in limited batches.

This tea was provided as a free sample without guarantee of a review.

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