I must be on an Earl kick or something. After a couple recent Earl Grey teas I fancied this Jade Earl Green from Townshend's Tea in Portland. This green tea with oil of bergamot makes a wonderful brew.
Contrasting to this morning's first tea review is this Chinese green tea. These Organic Emerald Pearls from Mighty Leaf hold a wonderfully light flavor with all the hidden subtleties inherent in Chinese green teas.
Longjing is a celebrated tea. It's often considered one of the best teas from China. This Longjing is another tea I obtained at the World Tea Expo direct from a manufacturer, and I think I would be happy to buy this direct.
When most of us think of green tea, we think of Japan. It's Japan's unique more grassy tastes which draw us to their teas. Perfection is an opinionated ideal, but this Kagoshima Sencha from Harney & Sons tastes like what I think a Japanese green tea should.
I've been a fan of Japanese culture for a long time. Tokyo in particular offers a unique view into the micro-cosmic reality of this interesting people. This Tokyo blend from Harney & Sons whet my palate right away because it reminds me of some of my favorite Japanese foods.