Friday, February 1, 2013

Pre-Rain Dragonwell 2012 - Green Tea

Description from Red Blossom Tea Company:
"The leaf buds of our Pre-rain Dragonwell were gathered when barely open.  Immediately after harvest, the frsh leaves are expertly pan-roasted by hand: first lightly tossed, then firmly pressed and folded against the hot surface of the roasting wok.  This hand roasting gives the tea its unique blade-like appearance.  Crisp and floral with notes of buttered roast."  
Oh, my! 
I close my eyes and let the above description unfold in my mind.
Patty, Lynn, Mary and I gave this tea Five Stars
on our rating scale. 
For those who know me (Angela, I'm talking to you),
I don't like Green Tea. 
 In my opinion, Green Tea smells like grass and tastes like grass. (my description)
I could drink this Pre-rain Dragonwell 2012 green tea every day,
if it were available. (a very high compliment!)
I need to order more from
the Red Blossom Tea Company in San Francisco soon! 
A trip to San Francisco would be better,
but it's not on our busy travel calendar this year. 
Steep this tea in 175 degree water for 1 minute 30 seconds.


Kamyria said...

Ha ha... Yup..I agree it does smell and taste grassy, even with a touch of spinach... but I love green tea anyways. :) Pre-rain Dragonwell sounds very intriguing... I'm tempted to try.. :)

Angela McRae said...

Linda, honest to goodness, I saw a photo of green tea and had to look up top because I assumed I had landed on someone else's page by mistake! You've definitely got me intrigued about this green tea that even you like--and I'll bet I would too!

La Tea Dah said...

That is a worthy recommendation from someone who doesn't usually care for green tea. I do like green tea --- but some are really as you describe --- tasting and looking like grass.

Marilyn said...

I am going to Red Blossom for sure in March.


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