I must be on an Earl kick or something. After a couple recent Earl Grey teas I fancied this Jade Earl Green from Townshend’s Tea in Portland. This green tea with oil of bergamot makes a wonderful brew.
|Blend Name||Jade Earl Green|
|Country of Origin||USA|
|Price per Package||$4.25 USD|
|Quantity||~ 1.0 oz|
|*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness|
Green tea and Earl Grey are at different ends of the spectrum. Or are they? This Jade Earl Green from Townshend’s Tea proves that notion incorrect.
This tea’s leaves are perhaps 1/2 inch long at most. The dark forest-green leaves have some lighter tinting in spots that make them very nice to look at. The loose leaf aroma is smooth and deeply vegetal with only slight hints at the bergamot fruit’s citrus.
Once brewed the leaves produce a smooth, even keeled brothy aroma and a clear yellow liquor. With scents of spinach and avacado this lightly vegetal tea smells very promising.
Drinking this brew is a pleasure. The smooth vegetal notes flow over the tongue lightly. It almost reminds me of a light oolong. You catch the oil of bergamot in the finish more than the initial sip. This is a well balanced tea.
I would recommend this tea to fans of lighter, sweeter green teas, creamy oolongs and Earl Grey teas.