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Blissful Buds™

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Brand:Mellow Monk
Style:Mecha
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Kumamoto, Japan
Loose/teabag:Loose
Product page:Blissful Buds™

This tea's info last updated: Nov. 16, 2009

Commercial Description

Blissful Buds™ is a mecha, or bud tea — made from young, unopened buds.

This is the type of tea served at the end of a meal at the best sushi restaurants, where the tea is referred to as agari. Blissful Buds™ has a rich, deep flavor and a slightly bitter but palate-cleansing aftertaste.

Brewing Instructions: (from Mellow Monk)

To brew, use 1 heaping teaspoon of tea leaves for an 8-ounce cup or mug. The water temperature should be about 75 degrees Celcius (167 degrees Fahrenheit). For the first steeping, let the tea brew for about 3 minutes. For the second and third steepings, let the tea brew for about 30 seconds to 1 minute.

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