Selim Hill Classic Spring Green

description

From a legendary Darjeeling estate, famous for it’s green teas, comes this spring green. Selim Hill has large sections made up of the old chinary bushes, from where the leaves for this tea were harvested. The liquor is a luminous green with a prominent milky note. It also fares better than last year’s spring green in texture. However, it’s more complex than a typical Indian green tea and likely to be enjoyed more by a connoisseur.

the experience

liquor

aroma

Soft vegetal followed by subtle notes of malt

appearance

Pale greenish-yellow

taste

Smooth vegetal aroma with little malty texture and smooth finish

COMPLEMENTS

Cucumber sandwich, Garden salad

dry leaf

aroma

Toasty, Vegetal, Chilli leaves

appearance

Lightly rolled, mix of blackish green with light green opened leaves

infusion

aroma

Vegetal with hints of caramel, Cream

appearance

Broken, fully opened yellowish green leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water

Temperature

Tea Leaves

Time

hot

6 fl oz

185-194 oF

1.5 tsp / 2.5 g

3 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one

condiments

Lemon

Drink Plain

Sugar

Honey

PICKING DATE
May 12, 2017
TIME OF DAY
Afternoon
CAFFEINE
Medium
BEST CONSUMED
Hot
SEASON
First
SPECIALTY
Chinary
SKU FFSHG | GRADE FTGFOP1 | INVOICE GT-1
CERTIFICATIONS


30 Reviews

Likes

  • Freshness 27
  • Great Aroma 20
  • High Quality 12
  • Smooth Body 11
  • Unique Flavor Profile 11

Dislikes

  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 8
  • Weak 3
  • No Flavor 2
  • Strong 2

Best Served

  • Anytime 15
  • Evening 5
  • Afternoon 5
  • Morning 5
  • Dessert Tea 3

Dhirendra

June 15, 2017

Loved

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Evening.

I enjoyed all teas I tried like anything... I am telling all my friends and insist them to test it once

Thaea

May 11, 2017

My favorite green tea so far

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon.

Of all the green teas I've tried from Teabox so far, this is definitely my favorite. I got it as a free sample and wouldn't have tried it otherwise, but I like it so much I might order a full sized version! It is very well-balanced and mild; I don't get any grilled taste at all from it. Extremely light, fresh and "green" tasting. To me, it's closer to the flavor from Japanese green tea. A true classic!

Gintaras

Feb. 14, 2017

Good tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Normali žalia arbata. Nei per stipri, nei per karti. Tinka gerti bet kuriuo dienos metu.

Kristina

Dec. 28, 2016

Great strong tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Really liked this tea, although I oversteeped it a bit when trying it for the first time. Very fresh, slightly acidic (think of citrus or even sorrel). Very strong and full-bodied.

Nancy

April 1, 2016

Nice Green tea.

Likes : Freshness, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

Nice green tea. Be sure not to over steep.

Janet

March 23, 2016

Solid Tea for Any Time of the Day

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Best Served : Anytime.

Surprisingly fruity-sweet, somewhat floral aroma. A darker, reddish hay color. The taste is bright and floral (not sweet, though, despite the smell), with a hay/corn taste and borderline dry flavor due to the mild astringency, which is prominent in the mouth after swallowing. Overall, a balanced flavor profile, but had to dig hard to find any unique or prominent aspects, so a bit boring to my mind.

Sarah

March 21, 2016

A clean green tea

Likes : Freshness.

Green tea is not always my favorite, but this one had a nice and crisp flavor that I grew to enjoy. I have nearly finished my tea box sample, and the flavor is quite fresh and clean. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Tina

Jan. 25, 2016

Upper Namring Exotic Spring Green

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

I asked for Upper Namring Exotic Spring Green because I allready got Sellim Hill classic spring green before. This tea is perfect. Great flovour, fresh, aroma is perfect. I must say that this tea is one of the best that i got from you. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Shanna

Jan. 15, 2016

Bright cup of green

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

A great anytime tea. Not too strong, but not too weak. Tastes fresh and invigorating and my mouth felt clean after drinking it. I didn't add any sugar to it.

Kevin

Jan. 11, 2016

Good rainy day green

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a fantastic green tea for rainy days with a book. It is clean and calming, with nothing too fancy about it. It doesnt have the flourishes of some of the more premium teas, but it is consistently delicious.

Michelle

Dec. 18, 2015

Nice but strong green

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : Strong.

Very strong green tea, even with added sweetening. The leaves are a beautiful mix of greens and when steeped according to recommendation, is a light golden color. Slightly too strong of a flavor for my personal taste but for one who likes a green with some body, this is it. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Silaas

Dec. 17, 2015

Anytime tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime, Morning, Afternoon, Evening, Dessert Tea.

This is a nice light tea that can be enjoyed any time of the day.

Lea

Dec. 7, 2015

Nice Green Tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Overall a very nice tea. It goes best when sweetened with honey. To make a second cup out of leaves is iffy. It is light and springy in flavor.

Gracie

Dec. 5, 2015

Long live the green!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

My favorite in this box! The tea tasted fantastic! I also liked that when I brewed the leaves a second time, they still had a great flavor to them! Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

st

Nov. 27, 2015

Mood Uplifter

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

A wonderful,refreshing cup of green is what you get from this tea, but follow the steeping instructions carefully,it does tend to become a bit bitter if overstepped. Also tastes good with a dash of lemon. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Carol

Nov. 26, 2015

Beautiful tea

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Light and fruity, this beautiful green tea is refreshing both hot and over ice. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.

Sunshine

Nov. 24, 2015

Really Unique Taste

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

I liked this tea and thought that it had a pretty unique taste. My only complaint is that it left a weird after taste. Luckily that didn't last to long though.

Tina

Nov. 17, 2015

Nice tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

The taste of this green tea is very fresh, light. I add just sugar and little lemon juice and it was pefect to drink. I think you can drink it anytime of the day.

Erin

Nov. 16, 2015

Delicious

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Morning.

I love this unique tea. It's fresh and has a wonderful, grassy taste to it. I brewed it for only 2 minutes though, and I liked the more delicate taste that resulted.

Morgan

Nov. 11, 2015

Fresh!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, High Quality.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

Really great, fresh tasting green tea! Thoroughly enjoyed it.

Mara

Nov. 3, 2015

It's ok

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : No Flavor.

Best Served : Evening.

I am not a huge green tea drinker, however, this was enjoyable but agree that is it fairly generic. Less dark than I was hoping after seeing leaves.

Kelly

Oct. 31, 2015

Good.

Likes : Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

It's a nice, light, smooth green tea, but the actual taste is a letdown compared to the smell. It's a nice, fairly standard green tea. Not much to say beyond that.

Agata

Oct. 20, 2015

Fresh and Light

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : No Flavor, Weak.

A very delicate tea, too much so for my tastes. The aroma in the dry tea leaves did not translate into the brewed tea. It is very fresh, and would go best with very sweet foods. Not a tea that I would drink on its own.

Brenisha

Oct. 19, 2015

Its so refreshing. It has a hint of raisin and the aroma of it smells sooooo good !!

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Strong.

The dry leaf look was dark but the tea was rather lighter than that, a more brownish tint. It was absolutely amazing !!!

Piotr

Oct. 18, 2015

Quality green tea for any time of the day

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime, Dessert Tea.

An excellent green tea. Well balanced, not too strong, not at all bitter. Very enjoyable, very drinkable.

Emilea

Oct. 17, 2015

A really good green tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Most times, I have an issue with teas being too bitter. This one, however, was not at all. I definitely enjoyed this tea. The only complaint is that it was just a tiny bit too floral for my tastes. However it was all in all delicious and not bitter at all - so definitely worth a shot.

leia

Oct. 17, 2015

Light and refreshing

Likes : Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

This tea would be a nice way to cleanse the palate after a meal or accompany dessert.

Alex

June 22, 2015

A little astringent but nice aroma

Likes : Great Aroma, High Quality.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Afternoon, Dessert Tea.

Not a strong tea and can be a little astringent but overall pretty good

ami.lengade

June 17, 2015

Makes a great morning tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

Darjeeling Green teas have a unique flavor, owing both to the climate and lower altitude of the region, and also the large-leaf variety of tea plant used to produce these teas. Have found the best produce and quality at teabox collection..

ami.lengade

June 17, 2015

This tea is very nice

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Have always found darjeeling tea's to be very strong and bitter in taste, this one surprisingly is very different and- it has lovely aroma, medium taste and very smooth.

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