Tuesday Tea - Tea Co-op December Box - Simple Loose Leaf

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December Selections:

Chinese Sencha Green
Santa's Gingerbread Holiday (see our previous review)
Yunnan Noir
Jade Oolong
Honeybush Hazelnut


Chinese Sencha Green


This month when I opened my box from Simple Loose Leaf I was disappointed to see that there was only one tea that I hadn't tried before. Three of the teas ended up being from Adagio, but I was glad to see that one of my favorites from last year (Maya Tea Company's Santa's Gingerbread Holiday) made an appearance. I wasn't initially a fan of it, but during the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap someone sent me an amazing tin of Gingerbread cookies that tasted just like this tea. It really grew on me, so I'm glad I have a second chance to enjoy it.

Today I'll be reviewing the green selection from the box, Chinese Sencha Green. I'll be the first to admit that I don't tend to drink sencha often. I have to be in a very specific mood to enjoy a strong vegetal flavor in my tea. I typically pair it with something salty, such as Chinese takeout, but it also goes well with sushi. This particular sencha has a more mild flavor than I'm accustomed to. When first steeped the flavor is somewhat vegetal, but as it cools off the flavor mellows out and it becomes slightly sweet. The mild flavor wasn't what I was expecting, but since I can't order takeout tonight I find that I prefer the tea this way. 

My Rating: 74/100

Would I order this again? Yes. I have a feeling that this would be fabulous as an iced tea.


In an effort to be open with my readers I want to let you know that Simple Loose Leaf has provided me with a free subscription to their service. As always, all opinions are my own.