Emperor's Clouds and Mist Green Tea
Praised as 'green gold' for centuries, this smooth green tea with a lingering aftertaste was a favorite amongst Chinese Emperors for many dynasties. One bud and two leaves are handpicked at 3,500 feet elevation where the tea trees are always shrouded in clouds and mist. This pure green tea makes an excellent cup anytime of the day.
Brewing Instructions: (from Teavana)
Use 1 teaspoon of tea per 8oz of water. Heat water to 175 degrees and steep for 45 seconds (no longer than 1 minute). For stronger flavor, use more tea leaves. 2oz of tea equals 25-30 teaspoons.
Ratings & Reviews
Page 1 of 1 page with 7 reviewsThis is a very nice tea. The trick is to rein in it's flavor, because it is VERY strong.
I typically brew half the amount of leaf I would normally. Cast iron, 1.5 - 2 minutes. Keep water cooler (75-80*C).
1st steep: Vegetal and grassy with a hint of sweetness and a touch of smokiness. An intense freshness.
2nd steep: The best steep. All flavors very harmonious. The intensity is reduced and sweetness is increased.
3rd steep: Flavor profile is closer to a typical green tea. Still complex, but very delicate.
The best Starbucks has to offer anyway, my go to tea. A little honey helps to smooth out some of the bitter taste.
Alice Soukiassian Kapitanyan (1 reviews) on Feb. 15th, 2016
Too expensive to buy by the bag ($2.39 plus tax in Starbucks for a Tall) but very good green tea and worth buying a box.
Green but not grassy, light and fresh tasting. Easy to drink hot.
Brytta Sóþword (284 reviews) on Jul. 1st, 2015
All in all, this seems like a classic everyday drinking tea.
Alex Zorach (1274 reviews) on Jan. 26th, 2015
Brews a cup with a very pale liquor but a surprisingly strong flavor: flavor is both sweet and bitter, lightly sour, and with a strong savory or umami quality. Very aromatic; the aroma is fresh and grassy, and lightly toasty, with floral accents.
Brews a second cup which was quite different in character. This cup had a pleasant nutty aroma that was stronger than the first. The flavor was more tangy, but a little thinner and with a slightly metallic aftertaste.
Very good, and I sense that I might have been able to get a third steep out of the leaves, but I did not have time. I would happily drink this again. I think it's a step up from any of the green teas offered by Tazo; the one I liked best was China Green Tips, but I think this tea is a notch up from that one.
I look forward to trying more of Teavana's offerings in Starbucks; this one will be a tough act to follow though. It's among my favorite Teavana teas sampled yet.
The one place where I give this tea a low rating, though, is price. Nearly $15 for only 2 ounces? No thank you. This is an excellent tea, but not that excellent...for that price, it's competing with some of the best artisan teas from small producers. Like many of Teavana's offerings, I think this is overpriced.
Jose Luis Denis (116 reviews) on Oct. 2nd, 2013
Hot and without sugar is the best way to drink it.
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