Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

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Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby hopeofdawn » Jan 17th, '12, 11:51

Hi everyone--I have a package of Mellow Monk's Top Leaf Japanese green tea that no matter how I brew it, I just really can't enjoy it. It's a bit too astringent/Japanese for me. There's still about three ounces left in a 100 gram package, and I'd love to trade it to someone who can enjoy it, perhaps for an interesting/more toasty Chinese green instead.

The tea is less than a month old--I ordered it right around the new year--so if anyone's interested, just let me know. :)
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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby hopeofdawn » Apr 25th, '12, 10:54

Chip, I think we can close down this offer--there's been no interest, so I've resorted to drinking the remainder of this myself. :)
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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby Chip » Apr 25th, '12, 10:58

Hopefully you have found the sweet spot! I considered this swap ... but never acted on it. I don't think I ever had Mellow Monk offerings before.
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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby sherubtse » Apr 25th, '12, 13:36

Chip wrote: I don't think I ever had Mellow Monk offerings before.


That's too bad, Chip. Paul has some very nice teas -- a bit on the mild side, perhaps, but quite nice nevertheless. Maybe you could try some of his offerings sometime. (Cheap shipping and great customer service are added bonuses.)

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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby sherubtse » Apr 25th, '12, 13:39

hopeofdawn wrote:Hi everyone--I have a package of Mellow Monk's Top Leaf Japanese green tea that no matter how I brew it, I just really can't enjoy it. It's a bit too astringent/Japanese for me.


Interesting .... The Top leaf is a very nice tea indeed -- rather mild, but delicious. Seems like a good middle-of-the-road sencha to me (though tastes will vary, of course).

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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby Chip » Apr 25th, '12, 13:45

sherubtse wrote:
Chip wrote: I don't think I ever had Mellow Monk offerings before.


That's too bad, Chip. Paul has some very nice teas -- a bit on the mild side, perhaps, but quite nice nevertheless. Maybe you could try some of his offerings sometime. (Cheap shipping and great customer service are added bonuses.)

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sherubtse

No argument there. They have been on my radar for too many years without action taken. They are a curiousity due to there offerings. More the Kamair and Guri types.

I will endeavor to change this! :mrgreen:
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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby SilentChaos » Apr 25th, '12, 15:50

I was actually going to take up this offer, but then I thought given the post date, I was prob too late, :|
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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby sherubtse » Apr 25th, '12, 19:20

Chip wrote:They have been on my radar for too many years without action taken. They are a curiousity due to there offerings. More the Kamair and Guri types.

I will endeavor to change this! :mrgreen:


If you do order from Mellow Monk, I would love to hear your comments.

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Re: Hopeofdawn: Mellow Monk Top Leaf

Postby Chip » Apr 25th, '12, 20:36

... so would I! :mrgreen:
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