The taste of this tea is considered "Vegetal" and has a steamed artichoke and slight sea-salt taste, with a sweet aftertaste. It may not be the best green tea to just "jump into" if you are new to tea, but if you have worked your way up with progressively higher grades of green tea, you will fully enjoy this mug. It is a gourmet green tea that is top-shelf quality. The mouth-feel is buttery smooth, and there are floral and citrus notes to the aroma. It leaves a clean taste in your mouth. The leaves can be successfully steeped up to 3 times.
Yellow Tea is a rare category of tea that is somewhat similar to green tea in appearance and flavor, but goes through a slow and very gentle drying process and ends up somewhat reminiscent of a white tea in aroma and lightness, and like a green tea in taste (but without the grassy taste). Jade Needles is technically a green tea, but is only one step away from being a yellow tea. The leaves are uncut and are good for multiple steepings. The quality of this tea is extraordinary.
Tasting Notes: Silky soft mouthfeel, Mellow, Floral, Artichoke
Steep: 1 Tbsp of tea for 12oz water. Water temperature: 170. Steep time 3 minutes. Sweetener: None Needed
Approximately 14 Tbsp in a 1 ounce package.