As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. Yet for some unknown reason I tend to drink very little green tea. This is strange as it is a great tea to be enjoyed milk free so it is therefore perfect for dairy free me. I have tried a couple of brands of green tea of varying qualities. So when I was lucky to receive samples of Jadu China Green tea from the Top Draw Show I couldn’t wait to give it a try.
I liked the design of the box. It was a simple black box with a simple label to the middle and a bow keeping the box sealed. The actual tea boxes on the Jadu website are a blue suede style box and look like that they are aimed at the luxurious tea market. Inside my sample box I had two samples of this tea. They were in clear sealed packaging but allowed you to see the teabag and its contents inside.
There was also a card inside the sample box which described the teas and detailed their ingredients. What was interesting was the short expiry date that the tea had to be used by, evidence that only fresh ingredients are used in these teabags. I checked the ingredients to the teabags and the only ingredient was green tea. Please note though that tea is blended and packed in the UK and made in a factory that handles nuts.
On opening the packet I was immediately hit by the aroma from the tea. It smelt like a grassy meadow with a subtle hint of smokiness. It was a really inviting comforting aroma. This aroma remained the same on my close up sniff test. I just wanted to make my cup of tea.
I placed the pyramid in my cup and added the boiling water and let the tea infuse for two minutes as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light green colour. The aroma from the tea did not intensify and remained the same, even on my close up sniff test. I was personally surprised by this, but didn’t mind because for me the aroma was already spot on. I think if it had intensified it may have become a little too strong. On sipping the tea I could taste the grassy element with the subtle undertone of the smokiness intermingled amongst this. It was a nice refreshing tea that somehow had a nice soothing and comforting effect as I drank it. I never expected this from a green tea.
So would I recommend this green tea, yes definitely. I fell in love with its subtle aroma which didn’t intensify on steeping the tea. It was a light refreshing yet comforting and soothing tea. So if you fancy a milk free tea, why not give this green tea a try. So thank you Jadu for producing an exquisite green tea. I shall be purchasing some in the near future.
Disclaimer: I received a free sample of this tea. All of the opinions in this post are honest and not influenced by this.