Pascoe's Woodlands Special Winter Frost Green Tea

description

Unusually complex and sharp tasting, this green tea is not for an unseasoned palate. Because the tea leaves are pan fired, there is a strong, charred vegetal flavor to this tea that imposes itself on your senses. Its flavors can get jarring if the leaves over steep, but made right, it’s a cup that refreshes. Perfect for someone who enjoys a bold tasting tea.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Gentle vegetal attack, cueing smoke and grilled greens, with muted undertone of tropical fruit, which comes through towards the end.

appearance

Bright straw

taste

There is a sharp quality to the liquor which comes through right from the start. This tea is big on vegetal nuances; some cooked, some smoky. Penetrating flavor of grilled greens breaks out in the middle, dominating the palate and lingering well into the finish. As the cup cools, you may notice the muffled undertones of fresh nuts and thyme.

COMPLEMENTS

Freshly tossed garden salad with a creamy dressing.

dry leaf

aroma

Heady fragrance of sun dried leaves, redolent of grilled greens and charred wood, with hints of fresh tree nuts.

appearance

Tightly rolled, even, dark green leaves with olive hues.

infusion

aroma

Thick vegetal overtones; smoky and redolent of grilled greens.

appearance

Fully opened, olive-coppery leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

180 fl oz

80-85 oF

1.75 tsp / 2.5 g

3 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Drink Plain

Honey

Lemon

PICKING DATE
Feb 08, 2016
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
Winter
SPECIALTY
Frost
SKU NGWFPWSG | GRADE SFTGFOP1 | INVOICE W-701
CERTIFICATIONS


2 Reviews

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Likes

  • Smooth Body 1
  • High Quality 1
  • Freshness 1
  • Great Aroma 0
  • Unique Flavor Profile 0

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 0
  • No Flavor 0
  • Strong 0
  • Weak 0

Best Served

  • Evening 1
  • Afternoon 1
  • Dessert Tea 0
  • Anytime 0
  • Morning 0

shashidhara

April 28, 2016

Alerts mind after lunch

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Afternoon.

As foreshadowed in the description, it is pan fried. Slight vegetal taste and bold. Absolutely for a connoisseur. Steep less. Or may get little strong flavor. Perfect for drowsy afternoons, to wake up mind in a healthy way before exhaustive meetings.

Christopher

March 11, 2016

Didn't live up to my expectations

Best Served : Evening.

The dried leaves are small, twirled, and very dark in color. Emerald hues rise out from a very roasted appearance. An earthy, mossy smell abounds the dried leaves with faint hints of smoke and sweetness. The liquor is a pale green with hints of yellow, emitting a somber, earthy aroma. A smoky taste is rounded out by vegetal tones. There is a mellowness to the taste with some astringency on the back end. The taste is unmistakably similar to some of the more smoky green Chinese teas like Chun Mee or Gunpowder. I was very excited to try Pascoe's Woodlands Frost Green as I adore the Glendale winter flush green, but the experience left me disappointed. The appearance, aroma, and taste just gave off this murky vibe and lacked any sort of crispness. Generally I associate fruit/perfume/caramel tastes and aromas with less oxidized frost flushed tea (white, green, oolong), but this was so strongly vegetal and smoky that it lacked all the sweetness/savoriness of winter flushed tea that I've come to love. It was sort of like a very light green version of a Lapsang Souchong--though that's a bit of an exaggeration.

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