Hey there, tea drinkers! In this The Taste of Tea entry I’m going to relay my new tea-tasting journal entry for a Ginseng Green loose leaf tea. This post is the second, companion post, to Blake’s Tea Journal Continues, so if you haven’t read that one yet, then I’d recommend heading over there and reading that one before continuing here. Both posts are in celebration of the one year anniversary of Blake’s Tea Jounal coming online, and in particular, this post is in deference to my first tea themed post: Review of the Ginseng Green from adagio teas. In the original post, I relayed notes from the Ginseng Green tea that I purchased from Adagio Teas. In this post, I’ll relay my notes for the Ginseng Green tea that I purchased from AromaG’s. I’ll note that although I purchased this batch from AromaG’s and not Adagio, I’m quite certain that this particular tea is wholesaled from Adagio.
Type of Tea: Green Tea, loose leaf, flavored
Dry tea: Out of the package, the scent off of the dry tea was relatively light with a sweet element and a mild herbarceouness. The was also a slight touch of a chocolate note in the scent. The tea leaves were various shades of green, mostly around forest green. There was a decent proportion of broken leaf, with just a few stems.
I warmed the teapot and added the dry tea to help further activate its scent. The activated scent was still a little light. It still had the sweet element, but the herb note was a little stronger with just a touch of a medicinal, herb/supplement shop, quality.
Preparation: 2 teaspoons in 237 mL (8 oz) of roughly 70 C (158 F) water for 2 minutes.
Tea liquor: After infusing, the scent coming off of the liquor was somewhat delicate with just a hint of the herby note. The color of the liquor was a vibrant yellow-green color, with a slightly golden quality.
The taste of the tea liquor was light in flavor, but it had a touch of the herb note with a whisper of ginger. The finish was long and dry with a sweet minerality. Overall, the flavors were subtle but the finish was complex.
- Tea: Ginseng Green, loose, geen tea, flavored
- Ingredients: green tea, natural ginseng flavor, ginger
- Origin: China
- Retailer: AromaG’s
- Current Price: $4.38 / oz
- Flavor Notes: subtle herbiness, touch of ginger
- Finish: long, dry with sweet and minerally elements that linger
Final Thoughts: I enjoyed this tea. As I brewed it, the tea had subtle flavors but a complex finish which I found very enjoyable. As compared to my previous experience with Ginseng Green tea, this time around I found it much more enjoyable.
Thanks for reading! As always, these are my tasting notes, and your experience will likely differ from mine. But regardless, I hope this post inspires you to get out there and to keep trying new teas. And I encourage you to make your own tasting notes as you do!
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That’s it, tea drinkers. Until next time, keep enjoying the wondrous taste of tea! — Blake – the tea drinker behind Blake’s Tea Journal