Lu Mountain Cloud and Mist Green Tea (Stash Tea)

Lu Mountain Cloud and Mist Green Tea from Stash Tea is a very Japanese tea from China. Even moreso than a Chinese Sencha. This grassy and vegetal tea plays well on the palate and is pleasing to look at.

Quick Info

FAB* Rating 4/4/3
Company Stash Tea
Blend Name Lu Mountain Cloud
and Mist Green Tea
Blend Base Green
Country of Origin China
Package Type Pouch
Price per Package $14.95 USD
Quantity ~ 1.75 oz
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

The dry loose leaves for this tea are wonderful to look at. Some leaves are forest green, others appear nearly white and there are some kind of seed looking things mixed in as well.

The dry aroma is grassy with notes of spinach and what I think are hints of squash. Once brewed the liquor becomes a very nice light yellow-gold. The aroma remains grassy but sweetens a bit.

There’s some palate pleasing dryness to this tea, though the palate and tongue don’t dry out. A grassy and vegetal freshness come out in the flavor profile. This tea reminds me of a shade grown Fukamushi style sencha from Japan. It’s flavors of spinach and arugula lighten the grassy bitterness.

While not Japanese, this tea certainly tastes like one. Its flavor profile, astringency and vegetal qualities are all very similar to a Gyokuro or other shade grown tea the Japanese are so fond of.

I would recommend this tea to fans of senchas and other Japanese green teas.

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