I got some Snow Monkey green tea from Holy Mountain. I'm not by any means a
green tea expert, but wow! A short while back I posted about how the smell
in the cup after drinking a Bai Hao oolong was sweet and fruity...well the
smell of the dry Snow Monkey in the bag reminds me of that. It's very strong
but not overwhelming and it's very dry and sweet fruit, more like apricot or
plum fruit leather sort of. More cooked smelling than a jam. And the empty
cup has a strong smell of honey. I told my husband I could go around all day
with the bag on my nose and be happy, lol.
The honey smell doesn't follow over to the taste or smell of the liquid
except maybe very very subtly, but still the smell of the dry tea and the
empty cup is heavenly. It's not like any other green I've ever had and I
think has become my favorite so far.
Still developing my palate...I haven't had any green that has a "sweet"
aftertaste like people say but maybe I'm looking for the wrong definition of
Question: Is it mutually exclusive to have a tea that smells great and one
that taste's sweet and great too? I'm searching for the taste that matches
the smell that I've found.
- posted 15 years ago