Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Butiki Teas
Our Organic Spring Twist originates from an all organic estate located in Dexing City which is found in the northeast area of the Jiangxi Province in Southern China. This green tea is processed by withering, firing, rolling and then baking the leaves. Organic Spring Twist is a flavorful and mellow tea that is intoxicatingly sweet with a vegetal aroma. This tea has notes of fresh peas and the juiciness of a summer peach with a full smooth body. Please note that we have a very limited supply of this tea.
Learn more about this tea here.
I know I say “yum” a lot when it comes to tea. What can I say? I love tea!
So rather than just saying “yum” – let me say this: this is a tea that is really so delicious, that I think that even those who tend to shy away from green teas because of the strong vegetative overtones would really enjoy this green tea.
It has a light, fresh taste that reminds me of spring, making the name of this tea quite appropriate. The above description suggests notes of sweet, fresh peas and smooth, juicy peaches. Peas are not my favorite vegetable (quite the contrary: they’re my LEAST favorite), but I think I could be persuaded to eat a bowl of peas if they’ve been enhanced with peach juice, and tasted the way this tea tastes!
On Steepster, there are comparisons of fresh, sweet corn on the cob, and I do think that comparison is much more appealing to me. I don’t have a lot of experience with peas (except for bad experiences) and there really is nothing bad about THIS experience. And I do get that sweet corn kind of taste here … it is very bright and sweet and juicy – like that crisp POP that you’d get if you were to pop a fresh, uncooked corn kernel with some gentle pressure from your fingertip. That is what happens near the finish of this tea – a BURST of fresh, sweet, delicious flavor that is not unlike the POP of a kernel on an ear of fresh corn.
The vegetative tones here are very soft … delicate. It hints at notes of freshly steamed vegetables with just a touch of butter. The peach notes are especially noticeable right at the start of the sip, with the vegetative notes coming in about mid-sip… and the finish brings back the sweetness of peach. There is very little noticeable astringency here, and absolutely no bitterness. Just amazingly sweet, delicious flavor that seems to celebrate the joy of spring in every sip.
I don’t know how Butiki Teas has managed to find all these amazing teas – I continue to be impressed by the quality and fine taste of each tea that I try from them.
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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