Mellow Monk is a favorite at our house because of the quality and flavor of their green teas. I first tried Mellow Monk two years ago, and my husband, the true green tea enthusiast, declared it the best he’d ever had. (We even purchased Mellow Monk Tea for Christmas stocking stuffers two Christmases in a row! We’re nice that way.)
Lately we’ve been sampling Mellow Monk’s most premium green tea, Shaded Leaf. Living up to its name, the flavor is mellow and smooth, and in my opinion, elegant. Shaded Leaf Tea is a special tea indeed. It’s called a kabuse-cha, which means “covered tea”. That’s because 21 days before picking, the tea plants are shaded with woven coverings that block out 90% of the sun’s light, which encourages the plants to produce more catechins. It also increases levels of EGCG which is one of the things that make green tea such a health benefit. From one heaping teaspoon of leaves, you can actually brew 3 cups of tea! That means a lot of healthy, very fine tea for your money. And I appreciate that the vacuum sealed bag will seal tight between uses, which ensures the loose leaf tea stays fresh. For us, Shaded Leaf is the household favorite and is used with a level of reverence I’m sure other tea drinkers will appreciate.
Want to try some Shaded Leaf Green Tea for yourself? Mellow Monk is graciously giving away one 100-gram packet (40 – 50 cups of tea, $29.95) to a very fortunate dkM reader!
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