Tea: Mythical Green
Reviewer: Alex Zorach
✓ 1284 teas reviewed
✓ 195 of Green Tea
✓ 13 of teakruthi
✓ 11 from Uva, Sri Lanka
Review of Mythical Green
February 6th, 2017
I reacted to this very similarly to how I did to Teakruthi's other green tea, the Green Valley. I thought it tasted like a good but inexpensive Chinese green tea, and as such I'd be unlikely to buy it because it was so expensive. It didn't stand out and especially did not seem on the level of Chinese teas in this price range. Compared to the Green Valley this tea was a little smoother, a little less sourness and harshness in the flavor, but the aroma was not very different.
The leaf is rather tightly rolled and looks a little like a gunpowder tea, silvery grayish. It smells a bit like gunpowder tea as well.
The brewed cup is richly aromatic with an aroma that is deep, vegetal, and lightly smoky. The mouthfeel is moderately astringent.
Brews two cups easily, three if you want lighter cups. Just about the only way I preferred this to Teakruthi's black teas, was that it seems to resteep better than most of them. I preferred the flavor of all the black teas I've tried so far.
I'm a little puzzled too...Teakruthi's black teas are all so incredibly distinct, singular even: each one has tasted totally unlike the others. In green teas though, I've even tried more interesting green teas from Sri Lanka, like Upton Tea Imports' TC63 or TC35, both from Blackwood Estate / Idulgashinna Estate. With only two green teas in their catalogue, couldn't they get things that tasted a little more distinct? Perhaps Sri Lanka is still lagging behind on the green tea traditions, as they have a longer history of black tea production.
I'd pass on this one because of the price. I'd say, if you're going try one of the non-black teas from Teakruthi I'd point to the oolong, it's a much more interesting tea.