kymidwife wrote:I doubt much would change on my tea purchases. Being single with no children leaves me the opportunity to indulge myself within reason, so if I want a tea, I buy it. Of course, my tastes are currently not expensive ones, and so I hope you people don't corrupt me into pricey tea-tasting obscurity!
This morning I've only had morrocan mint, iced... one of my current top favorites... am already on my 3rd large glass.
I've been working on acquiring a taste for unflavored greens... its not that I don't like them, I just don't love them... they don't leave me wanting more. Last night I tried some of adagio's white monkey... first infusion was so mild, I wasn't sure I was drinking anything more than hot water. The second had a bit more flavor than the first, but still just too delicate for me. So, I made some gunpowder, and I enjoyed it a bit more with the stronger flavor and the smoky undertones... but still, I ended up just adding some morrocan mint to it.
Maybe straight-up green is just not my thing.
Sarah, I would recommend starting with more leaf...this is a fluffy green tea. Fluffy teas require more leaf to deliver on flavor and aroma.
A teaspoon of typical Chinese black compared to a teaspoon of a fluffy green weight wise...the green might weigh 1/3 as much. Thus you might need 3 times as much leaf by volume. This is just an example...but be willing to experiment.
Many Chinese greens will still be lighter than Chinese blacks no matter what you do. Japanese greens on the other hand might deliver more flavor than any tea.