Taking another break from fruity iced teas, I decided to try one of the new samples I recently received from Teavivre, their Nonpareil Te Gong Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea.
As soon as I opened the package, I realized I was smelling a very fresh tea with an aroma that reminded me of boiled vegetables. And I loved being able to see the fine little hairs on the tea leaves!
Tea is so full of pleasures. You get to admire the dry leaf, then you get to admire how beautifully it's transformed by the mere addition of some boiling water. And in this case, I then got the pleasure of savoring the rich, thick quality of this green tea, a smooth tea with what I call a buttery taste. I can't believe I once thought I didn't care for green tea, because a good green tea (or any good tea, really) is one of life's great luxuries, and this may well be my favorite green tea of the year so far!