Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Shanti Tea
A pleasantly sharp green tea, lively, light sweetness with some astringency.
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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!