Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Gorreana Tea
A rare premium grade lightly steamed green tea that stands in a class of it’s own for over a century.
Gorreana’s organic green tea is grown hundreds of miles away from industrial pollution and plucked fresh annually during the summer months of June and July on Europe’s mid-Atlantic volcanic islands known as the Azores.
Noted for it’s long twisted full leafs, sweet flavor and delicate smooth notes this organic green tea is plucked from the bush using only the finest summer leaves then is lightly steamed and sealed immediately all at our eco-friendly estate for optimal freshness.
Like my SororiTea Sister, TeaEqualsBliss, I too had a pretty terrible experience with Hysson in the past. (Perhaps it was with the same tea!) It tasted dusty and downright disgusting. So, I didn’t really have high hopes for this Hysson from Gorreana. Imagine my surprise when I found it really delightful!
The aroma from my cup is vegetative, smelling a bit like a combination of freshly cut grass and roasted vegetables. Yes, there is a hint of roasted goodness in there too.
The flavor is sweet and not nearly as vegetative as the fragrance suggests. Mere hints of grassy tones, but more of what I would describe as a fresh taste. What do I mean by “fresh taste”? Well, think of the air on a bright spring morning following a light rain, when the plants are showing signs of new growth… that sort of light yet vibrant experience… now imagine that as a flavor. That is kind of what I’m tasting from this Hysson right now.
There is also a nutty tone to this tea as well as a fruit note to this that reminds me a bit of green apple. Crisp and sweet, but with a hint of sour too. Not a pucker-y sour, but the refreshing sour you experience when you bite into a granny smith apple.
This is a delicious Hysson, one good enough to change my impression of Hysson tea!
Anne started her journey with tea as a casual drinker and became more serious about her tea drinking when she realized that she couldn't drink coffee. Shortly thereafter, she started becoming obsessed with the beverage and she started creating small-batch, artisan blends of tea that she sold online as LiberTEAS. After a few years, she realized she wasn't cut out to be the sole proprietor of a business so she closed LiberTEAS and started reviewing teas online. She met Jennifer through another blog that they both reviewed for and they decided to start their own review blog. This review blog!
Throughout her journey as a tea reviewer, she discovered 52Teas and became enamored with the idea of creating a new tea every week. When the founder of 52Teas decided he wanted to move on, he offered the business to Anne but knowing that she wasn't cut out to be a sole proprietor, she instead offered the company to her oldest daughter who employs her as the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas!
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