Guilow wrote:Why don't more westerners drink green tea? ... it's simply a by-product of (1) bad tea ...
(2) comfort/experience level ....
(3) ignorance ...
Re: 1 - Can someone recommend a green tea that they consider good (from a quality & taste perspective), from their vendor of choice?
I've tried adagio's gyokuro & dragonwell -- the scent of both literally make me gag. Don't mind hojicha. And do others here think adagio's White Monkey is correctly classified as a green?
Re: 2/3 - As far as comfort, experience & ignorance go ... I like many white, oolong, black & pu-erh teas. Good beer & wine. Much hard liquor (tho' definitely not tequila). Diet cola, Root Beer, & Ginger Ale. Roast chicken, roast beef or a good burger. Middle East, Spanish, Mexican, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese & Indian cuisine.
But green tea -- yeccchh. So I suspect that there might be something more to it than comfort, experience &/or ignorance ... .
(whose son, without coaxing, has loved raw red peppers & steamed green beans from day 1, loves rice but is potato-averse.)