As with so many things, this blog has been sitting there staring at me for a while now. I had hoped to learn a bit more about Vietnam teas before i posted this review, but that hasn’t happened and i don’t want to ignore it forever. I guess Vietnam teas will just have to remain a shrouded mystery for a while longer.
I can immediately tell, even before i take a sip that this tea isn’t like others I’ve had. The loose leaf is twisted like a Black, but it’s Green and it’s mostly gray colored (which would normally mean it’s expired). Yet, the liquor yields an terrific true amber coloration with a wet bamboo aroma.
In flavor, too Vietnam Green Organic lives up to its name. Similar to an Anhui or Fujian Green, Vietnam Green Organic has a full-bodied charcoal steamed Green finish with a slight nutty aftertaste. I can really dig this. ;p The flavor conjures up an image of machete hacking through an impossibly thick rainforest (not that i’ve ever or would ever do such a thing). Vietnam Green Organic makes me really want to explore more Vietnamese teas.
- Aroma – 92
- Taste – 93
- Texture – 93
- Spunk – 96
- Rarity – 95
- Availability – 93
- Appearance – 94
Mean score – 94%
A “must drink” for the tea connoisseur. ;)
I apologise for the quality of this photography. These were shot on my old fisheye lens and before i really knew how i wanted to approach studio work. ^^;;