Tea: Iyerpadi Estate FBOP Green Organic

A Green Tea from Upton Tea Imports - O Organic

This tea has been retired/discontinued.

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Brand:Upton Tea Imports
Style:Green Tea
Region:Nilgiri, India
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
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Review of Iyerpadi Estate FBOP Green Organic

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5 of 103 of 53 of 557 of 100
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My first Nilgiri green tea.

This was an interesting tea, but it was weaker in aroma than I would have liked. Tangy flavor, with tones of lemon or lime in the aroma. A hint of grassy tones, and cooked vegetable aromas as well, like asparagus. Almost a hint of vanilla in the aroma. Very much unlike Chinese or Japanese green teas, but only slightly similar to green teas I have had from Darjeeling or Nepal.

I've tried brewing this tea a number of different ways and I prefer a single long infusion, with water about 180-190. Cooler water and it is too bland. Shorter infusions with more leaf brought out unpleasant characteristics of the aroma.

Although it was very unique, and very fresh tasting, I can't say I was a huge fan. It tasted a bit too "gray" for me, if that makes any sense.

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