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type: green

origin: china

caffeine: medium

price level: $$$$

Jade Snail is a Chinese green tea made up of tightly rolled fuzzy buds that resemble spiral shells or the scroll of a violin. While steeping, they unfurl to deliver intricate notes of roasted nuts, soft smokiness and a hop-like crispness. As it fades, a dry white grape character lingers. Our Jade Snail green tea is intriguingly delicate and bold. Steep at 180°F for 2-3 minutes

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    • 

      This tasted so much better when brewed at much lower temps than recommended. At 165 and 2 minutes, this is delicious, with delicate vegetal notes of seaweed or spinach. Even 1 minute more and it starts to get bitter. At 180 and 2 or3 minutes, it was so bitter as to be undrinkable. Not much wiggle room here, but worth it!

    • KW

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      Tried this from the November 2020 communiTEA and I absolutely loved it. For me it almost had an oyster-like smell and taste, but as someone who actually likes oyster, I didn't mind it at all.

    • 

      thanks to Adagio COMMUNITEA got to taste this quality green... just lovely!

    • CK

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      It's a decent cup that's obscured with a pond-like taste. This tea makes such a strange cup that it's hard to drink. I actually had to toss out my cup after a few sips.

    • 

      It’s an okay green, but there’s just a bit too much of a seaweed herb taste.

    • 

      This is the second rolled tea I've tried, the first was Gunpowder, but I was still amazed by just how big these leaves actually were. It's so fascinating watching them unfurl. I managed 3 steeps from this, all had a nice flavor.

    • 

      This is great for people who like sencha. This is mellower than sencha, but has a lot of the similar notes, with a white wine aftertaste.

    • 

      The taste is mostly grassy and light, but there is something about this I just didn't like. I can't pinpoint what it is, but I didn't even finish the cup.

    • 

      Don't let the name deter you, this tea is excellent!