Leaf Type: Green
Where to Buy: Udyan Tea
Rohini has been planted with special green tea clones which have very less *tannin content in them. The teas made from these bushes taste smooth and sweet, with pronounced vegetable flavour. They aren’t bitter unlike their counterparts from the district. Rohini Emerald Green Tea is made from single leaf and a bud.
Learn more about this tea here.
This Rohini Emerald Green Tea from Udyan Tea tastes a little different. When I took my first few sips of the tea, I thought maybe I didn’t steep it long enough or maybe the water wasn’t hot enough, but then I took a moment to read the above description. This tea is grown from clone plants that have less tannin content.
Still a green tea, of course, and still a really lovely tasting tea!
It’s really smooth and pleasantly sweet. The flavor is more delicate than the average green tea and since the tannin content is lower, you can go ahead and steep it a little longer to enhance the flavor if you’d like to. I went ahead and steeped the tea for 2 1/2 minutes in 180°F water and I’m quite satisfied with the result. It’s still delicate, but not quite as delicate as my first cup of this tea, which I steeped at 1 1/2 minutes which is my usual go-to for a pure green. The extra minute intensified the flavor a little, but the tea is still not bitter or astringent.
There is a pleasant vegetative taste to this that reminds me a bit of corn with just a hint of a grassy note. There is a very light creamy/buttery taste to it and a soft, silky texture. It’s quite refreshing to drink, even as a hot beverage. I found that I preferred this one hot, because as the tea cooled some of the flavor softened and because this tea is on the delicate side anyway, you’re going to get the most flavor out of it if you drink it hot.
This is one I’d recommend checking out. And while you’re perusing the Udyan Tea website, keep in mind that the default setting for the pricing is in Indian Rupees. You can adjust the currency setting at the top of the screen in the center.