Tea Selection: Bamboo Bud
Name: Gramercy Tea
Location: NY NY
Owner: Aaron Barnes
Tea Company Comments taken from their webpage:
My name is Aaron Barnes and I started Gramercy Tea with the mission to bring high quality tea to America. We are only online at this moment and we only serve loose leaf tea for the time being but we are hoping to expand that one-day. Thank you for coming to my page, I hope you come back often!
Gramercy Tea is one of those companies that strive for perfection in their teas and in their service. Their product line may seem simple but indeed it is the true essence of what tea is about, serving those that want to taste the purest form of tea to those that like to dress it up with a little bit of this and a little bit of that (herbal). Thank you Gramercy for allowing me to review your teas and tell the world about them.
Read more about Gramercy Tea on their website HERE
These are common instructions for brewing teas, however if the company suggests other brewing I will include it in the review section.
Time and Temperature Guide:
Tea Temperature Minutes
Black 95°C / 205°F 3 – 5
Oolong/White 85°C / 185°F 3 – 4
Green/Yellow 80°C / 176°F 2 – 3
Herbal/Tisanes. 100°C / 212°F 5 – 15
** As always stated by My Tea Vault, we think you should enjoy tea the way you like it, I like mine very strong with no sweetener, these are just guidelines and I suggest you use the guideline then adjust for your own tastes.
Bamboo Buds (leaves)
What the site has to say about their product:
The Bamboo Bud tea is easy to like with a medium rich body, bamboo shaped tea buds and high-pitched floral aroma.
COSTS: $10.00 / 2 ounces
Price may vary according to the amount purchased.
Brewed: From what you would expect, this tea is light brown liquor
Scent: Of course it’s got that vegetal scent
Flavor: A fresh scent yet a stronger bitter not vegetal (surprise) at all.
Sentiments: So the surprise here is it may smell bit vegetal but it’s flavor does not. This is a fresh scent yet bitter tea with a grass undertone. I love a good bamboo tea because it’s different and unique, it takes a good bit of work to produce different in today’s tea world yet bamboo tea has been used for centuries, seems we are all just catching on to the power of tea.
My Tea Vault score values of 1-10 (10 being the best): “9”.
Till next sip…