Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Mighty Leaf’s Yellow Flower Review

Type: Green
Origin: China
Price: Sample (regular price - $16.95 for 4oz.)
Vendor: Mighty Leaf
Brewing Method: Per Instructed - 1 teaspoon of leaves, 1 cup of filtered water, heated to 170°F-180°F, steeped for 2 - 3 minutes
Overall Score: 4.0 out of 5

Organic Yellow Flower is a Chinese green tea. The subtle aroma of the leaves is sweet, floral, and slightly grassy. The leaves are long, slender, rolled pieces that are dark green in color. The whole leaves are quite big and I noticed very little tea dust in the package.

The tea smells fresh, sweet, and grassy with some floral notes in the background. The liquor is a very light yellow color.

At first sip, the taste is light, sweet, and grassy. This is definitely a light bodied, mellow tea. After I swallow, the tea leaves a sweet, floral aftertaste that lingers for a while. It is not bitter or astringent at all… it is actually quite refreshing.

The tea is so light that sugar would kill it completely, but I don’t see a need for a sweetener (do I ever?) because the tea provides enough sweetness on its own.

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