Before I delve into pumpkin- and spice-flavored teas for the fall, I decided I needed to finish sampling the green teas that Teavivre was kind enough to send me recently. This one was their Premium Grade Dragon Well Green Tea. I'm not sure I'd ever have been much interested in that tea until I read the tea shop mystery "Dragonwell Dead" by Laura Childs! These tea leaves smelled very fresh and spring-like, which I found an interesting observation here at the onset of fall.
One thing I love about green teas is that you can steep them at different temperatures and get different taste experiences. I much prefer a milder green tea, so I steeped mine for just two minutes.
Steeped, this tea had a vegetal scent that made me wonder if it would be a grassy tasting green tea, but I needn't have feared. This was what I call a buttery tea, one with a very rich mouth feel, and it was a most enjoyable Dragonwell tea. And really, how many times in a typical week does a tea lover get to use the word "dragon" in conversation?