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Green Elephant Tea from Shanti Tea

April4

green-elephant

Tea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Shanti Tea

Tea Description:

A pleasantly sharp green tea, lively, light sweetness with some astringency.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I am really enjoying this Green Elephant Tea from Shanti Tea.  It’s one of the more unique, pure green teas I’ve encountered in some time, and I’m really liking how unique it is!

The sip starts out relatively smooth and pleasantly sweet.  I was expecting some sharpness to present itself right at the onset, based upon the description, but I didn’t get that at first.  By mid-sip, though, I noticed a slight sharp bite to it, and by the finish, there was a unique spiced note that develops in the aftertaste, imparting a tingly sensation on the tongue that is quite interesting.  It definitely is “lively!”

I really enjoy how this tea develops on the palate.  I love the soft sweetness at the start, it doesn’t prepare you for the surprise you’ll get when you reach mid-sip … that really took me by surprise.  I had expected more of a bite at the start, and when I didn’t get it, I sort of relaxed and enjoyed the sweet tone, and then this sharp, snappy flavor just sort of hits the palate.

Truly an interesting and inspiring cup of tea … I expected no less from Shanti Tea!

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One thing I (Anne) learned very early on in my career as a tea artist is that everyone has different preferences, and every single tea tastes differently on every single palate.  So just because one of us doesn’t happen to like a tea, doesn’t mean that YOU (the reader) will not.

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