Laoshan Green (Verdant Tea)

The last of my little 5g sampler packs from Verdant! I really liked the Laoshan Black tea, and this Laoshan Green looks similar – small leaves rolled into pretty little curls. Smells a little nutty, like chestnut.


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Kuradashi Tea (Uogashi Meicha)

We have some Japanese friends who kindly gifted us with some Japanese tea. I didn’t know what type of tea it was until I took a careful look at the kanji and looked it up in a Japanese tea guide booklet, which came in my Yunomi order of genmaicha. Kuradashicha – green tea that’s been stored? I think this is the correct tea, but as I don’t know Japanese, it’s just an educated guess. This is a kuradashi tea from Uogashi Meicha, a company which owns tea places in Tokyo. Our tea was given to us a while ago, so it’s a few years old already, but man. This tea is delicious.


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