I was excited to receive four new (to me) flavors of Nordqvist tea from my friend Pinja! I could hardly wait to try them, and indeed, I didn't wait! I started some water, and soon Yehoshua and I were trying the first cup!
Nordqvist's Japan Sencha is an unflavored Japanese green tea. I was impressed with the fresh taste and light flavor of this tea. Definitely a good pick when you're in the mood for a cup of green tea!
Nordqvist's Lady Green was our next taste, and Yehoshua declared that it was "really good"! Lady Green is a green Sencha tea with cherry and vanilla flavorings. We found it to be a smooth-tasting green tea, with soft and warm cherry-vanilla undertones. The flavor was excellent, enhancing the flavor of the green tea without over-powering it. Perfect for a rainy autumn afternoon, just like the day we tried it!
Yehoshua had been misbehaving, and I said to him, "Yehoshua? Do you need to go to bed? Or do you just need some green tea?"
Yehoshua replied, "I just need some green tea, Mama!"
And so off to the kitchen we danced, where our warm mug of Nippon Green tea waited. Nordqvist's Nippon Green tea was a dark yellow brew, and had very subtle flavors of strawberry, lemon, and vanilla. As with the Lady Green, the flavors matched and enhanced the green tea perfectly, and if I hadn't read the back of the teabag, I would have been baffled as to exactly what that delicious taste was! I would describe Nippon Green as simply "a very good green tea"!!
Finally, the last tea bag to enjoy: China Green. This one was my personal favorite, a blend of green Sencha tea, elderberry, and quince flavorings. I wasn't expecting to like this one best, but was pleasantly surprised! Again, I would not have been able to identify the flavors, had they not been written on the bag, but more likely due to the fact that I'm not exactly sure what "quince" tastes like, and it's been years since I've had elderberries! The fruit flavors in China Green are fairly pronounced, but still not out of balance with the delicate flavor of Sencha green tea. Delicious!
Pinja lives in Finland, and wrote that she frequently buys these green teas to drink. Her favorite is the Nippon Green!
"Is it yummy?"
"It's so yummy!"