Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: BourgeaTEA
The light freshness of the Chinese Chinencha green tea pair well with the real citrus flavors of lemon and lime to make a fantastic lighter-bodied tea. Your taste buds and your nose will agree that the sensation of smelling and drinking Green Citrus is like a warm, blossoming spring day in which the flavors of winter still barely linger.
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I like this tea a whole lot more than I expected to. At first, my thoughts were: another citrus flavored green tea, okay… I’ll try it. But I didn’t really expect a whole lot from it, and considered the combination to be boring, to be honest. But, even though the combination of lemon, lime and green tea seems rather ordinary, this is one citrus flavored green tea that’s worth trying.
The sip starts off with sweetness from the green tea, followed by hints of a slight grassy taste. The grassy flavor is very mellow – not at all sharp or bitter – a bit like sweet grass. The citrus tones are subtle but it is easy to distinguish the lemon-lime combination, especially when the tea is hot.
But here is where it gets interesting. As the tea cools, the sweetness intensifies. By the time the tea is warm (somewhere between piping hot and room temperature), it became so deliciously sweet that I found it difficult to put my cup down! And I also noticed that the citrus note changed somewhat. It was still a distinct citrus-y flavor, but, somehow, the lemon and lime notes seemed to morph into an almost grapefruit-like flavor, evoking images of eating a half a grapefruit that’s been lightly sprinkled with sugar. Sweet and absolutely refreshing.
As I said, I wasn’t expecting much when I first brewed this tea, but, I was very pleasantly surprised by just how much I enjoyed it. This one gets two enthusiastic thumbs up!