Makaibari Silver Green Tea from Tea People

makaibari_silver_greenTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Tea People

Tea Description:

From the famed Makaibari tea estate we bring you the highest grade of green tea. Appearing like streaks of silver on a canvas of green, these leaves when brewed produce a gentle golden liquor. The Silver green liquor transports you into a world full of the symphony created by the jingle of the bangles of beautiful tea pickers and the rustle of the green tea leaves as their hands brush against it. This rare green tea is made exclusively for connoisseurs who are enthralled by a sweet tasting green tea without the overpowering grassy and chlorophyllic overtones. It has a dry finish and no lingering aftertaste. 

Makaibari tea estate is one of the first organically certified tea gardens of Darjeeling. It is located in the foothills of the Himalayas in the town of Kurseong where the tea is grown at an altitude of around 4500ft.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

I love the green and white teas that come from the Darjeeling region, and this Makaibari Silver Green Tea from Tea People is an excellent example of why I enjoy these teas so much.  This is lovely!

The flavor is vegetative with a taste that is a little grassy and a little bit like steamed vegetables.  There are even some notes of seaweed to this.  One of the more vegetative green teas that I’ve had in a while.  It’s a very invigorating sort of vegetal taste … it is as if it’s nourishing my very soul.

And I love that even though it does have a strong vegetal tone to it, it’s not a bitter or overpowering “green” taste.  It has a really pleasant sweetness to it too.  I like the balance between sweet and savory to this cup.  It has a slightly dry astringency at the tail with a clean aftertaste.

I like this one served hot, but, it’s also quite nice chilled too – try brewing it with some fresh mint and then chilling it – amazing!  A very refreshing beverage.

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