My husband and I are both big fans of green tea. We drink it every day and enjoy trying different varieties, so when Paul at Mellow Monk sent over their Top Leaf Green Tea, we couldn’t wait to brew up a pot. Mellow Monk’s Top Leaf is made of the youngest, topmost leaves which results in a wonderfully smooth green tea. If you’re not an experienced green tea drinker, you’ll find this one very drinkable without a hint of bitterness. If you consider yourself a green tea connoisseur, not to worry! You won’t be left out of the enjoyment. I certainly haven’t been. I would put Mellow Monk’s Top Leaf Green Tea in the gourmet category for certain.
Mellow Monk tea is grown in Japan by family-owned and operated tea farmers. The farmers only use organic fertilizers, and they are all certified under Japan’s Eco Farmer program, which means they are considered ecologically friendly. And these farmers have been growing specialty green teas for generations, so you’re in for a real treat when you get yourself some Mellow Monk.
If you’re wondering why everyone talks about the benefits of green tea these days, it’s those marvelous antioxidants. Antioxidants help slow the aging process because they protect your cells from free radicals, which would otherwise destroy cells. All tea – black, green, etc. – contain antioxidants, but green tea is by far the best source because the tea isn’t roasted like black teas are. (I have a whole book on this stuff – remind me and I’ll share more with you later.)
If you’d like to try out some Mellow Monk Top Leaf Green Tea, I have an extra 100-gram packet for one of you. It’s enough to brew 40 – 50 cups, and it retails at $14.75.
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