ITFA Global Tea Taster’s Club, December’s Shipment, Part 2: Green Tea

Leaf Type:  Green

Produced By PT Harendong Green Farm

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About ITFA Global Tea Taster’s Club:

By subscribing to the Global Tea Tasters Club, you will receive tea from ITFA tea farms 6 times per year. Each time, we will select a different region to feature and as we grow in tea farm members, so will your tea experience.

Your tea will also be accompanied by info about the tea and the tea farms themselves.

To know where your tea is coming from, who has grown and produced it, to taste the difference in teas from around the world…what could be better?

Taster’s Review:

At first glance, I wouldn’t guess that this tea was a green tea.  The dry leaves look very much like a green Oolong, possibly a Tie Guan Yin.  The leaves are rolled into tight pellets, just like a green Oolong would be.

However, upon closer examination, I began to recognize significant differences between this and an Oolong.  The aroma is more like a green tea, with a fresh, distinctive grassy tone.

The tea infuses to a lovely pale green color, and the flavor is rich and the texture is broth-like.  I wouldn’t call the flavor “grassy” exactly, at least, not in a bitter/grassy context.  Instead, this has a sweet flavor with a savory vegetative note, like the flavor of a mild steamed vegetable.  There are delicious nutty notes in the background.

This is very smooth and a pleasure to sip.  As I continue to sip, I notice that the savory tones of this tea develop, enhancing the vegetative notes but not overwhelming the sweet flavors.  A remarkable green tea from Indonesia, I am so glad I had this opportunity to taste it.


Co-Founder/Co-Creator of SororiTea Sisters, Mad Tea Artist at 52Teas
Anne (aka the Mad Tea Artist) has celebrated her 29th birthday for many years now. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her hubby and her youngest daughter. Her oldest daughter is married and has bestowed Anne with the proud title of "Gramma" and her grandson is about the cutest boy you ever did see.

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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