Udyan Tea’s Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea

Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea by Udyan Tea
Green Tea / Flavoured
480 for 100g

Udyan Tea has provided me with Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea for the purposes of writing an honest review.

First Impressions

Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea came in a sealed matte black resealable pouch. The labelling for the packaging is minimal, telling me the name of the product and the weight, with very little else. I had to go onto the Udyan Tea website for additional information about this green tea blend – which luckily did have more information about this tea! The aroma of Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea is primarily lemongrass with a slight minty aroma to it. I don’t really smell the green tea base, which is unfortunate since I can definitely smell it.

It won’t be a surprise that this tea consists of: green tea, lemongrass, and spearmint leaves. Not surprisingly, there is mint leaves in the blend. I find both lemongrass and mint to be very strong aromatic herbs so it’s no wonder that one of them is able to outshine the other. All three ingredients are visible, but the aroma of the lemongrass definitely stronger than the rest.

Preparation

Udyan Tea recommends steeping Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea in 75-80°C (167-176°F) water for 2 to 3 minutes. My initial steep of Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea was in 79°C (175°F) water for 2 minutes.

First Taste

Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea steeps to a bright golden orange colour. I found that the steeped tea had a very strong lemongrass aroma, and I didn’t really smell much of the green tea base or spearmint leaves. When I tasted it, I found that there was primarily a lemongrass flavour. This green tea blend is smooth, and has a slightly minty flavour that is more pronounced at the end and in the aftertaste from the tea. I found there was touch of astringency at the end of each sip as well, but it wasn’t too harsh or off-putting.

A Second Cup?

I resteeped Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea for an additional 2 steeps, where I added an extra 30 seconds for each subsequent steep of the leaves. I found that the lemongrass flavour got progressively weaker while the mint and the green tea base actually got a chance to make themselves known. The mint flavour got a bit stronger with each steep while the green tea base – which I found to remind me a bit of dark leafy green vegetables – was noticeable in each of the resteeps while it was virtually unknown in the initial steep of the same leaves.

My Overall Impression

I liked Udyan Tea’s Lemongrass Tranquility Green Tea. I found that it had a lovely flavour, although I wish that the mint and the green tea base were both more present in the initial steep. It would have been nice to have the experience of all the ingredients equally in the initial steep. However, I did enjoy the fact that both the spearmint and green tea were present in the subsequent resteeps. It made for a tasty cup of tea and I enjoyed this tea hot.

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Udyan Tea’s Dragon Claws Oolong Tea

Dragon Claws Oolong Tea by Udyan Tea
Oolong Tea / Straight
585.00 for 100g

Udyan Tea has provided me with Dragon Claws Oolong Tea for the purposes of writing an honest review.

First Impressions

Dragon Claws was initially a confusing tea for me. On the packaging that the tea came in from Udyan Tea, the label reads “Dragon Claws Black Tea” while the website calls it “Dragon Claws Oolong Tea”. The tea came in a sealed, resealable matte black pouch. The leaves themselves are beautiful – there’s some feathery down bits, some wiry leaves.The aroma of the tea has some grassy notes.

Based on my knowledge, I would call this a oolong tea. Udyan Tea calls this an oolong tea that was harvested during autumn 2018. The appearance reminds me of an oolong much more than a black tea.

Preparation

Udyan Tea recommends steeping Dragon Claws Oolong Tea in 90-95°C (194-203°F) water for 4 to 5 minutes. I opted to steep at 91°C (195°F) water for 4 minutes for my initial steep of Dragon Claws Oolong Tea.

First Taste

Dragon Claws Oolong Tea steeps to a bright orange colour, it has a lovely aroma – grassy and hay notes. I found the tea to have a bit of astringency, and a subtle sweetness at the end of each sip. There was a touch of nutty flavour that I found in the tea, I can’t quite pin-point which nut it reminds me of.

A Second Cup?

I resteeped Dragon Claws Oolong Tea twice, adding an additional 30 seconds for each subsequent steep. The tea steeped to a more golden orange, with a stronger flavour that stayed well balanced compared to the initial steep. The astringency stayed mild and wasn’t off-putting. The second resteep was considerably weaker than the first.

My Overall Impression

I liked Udyan Tea’s Dragon Claws Oolong Tea. I found that the dry leaf had a lovely aroma to it, and it steeped well. The flavour of this oolong tea was balanced well, I really liked the light sweetness throughout that went well with the astringency that was present. I could have done without the labeling confusion, and I do wish that the tea had held up a bit better to being resteeped since I’m so used to resteeping oolongs for many more times.

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