Hey there Teacups! I’m back today with another Let’s Talk Tea post and this time around I’m going to be reviewing Rakura’s – Himalayan Classic Green Tea. Raukra very kindly sent me a box full of a few of their tea to try and as I’ve been on a bit of a green tea hype these last few weeks I simply had to start off my set of Rakura reviews with their Himalayan Classic Green Tea. For a good few months I completely went off drinking green tea hot, I just couldn’t stomach it for some reason (so I’ve been having it cold brewed for months) But something changed a few weeks ago and I had a cup of Leaves Of The World’s Marzipan Dream (green tea based blend) since last Christmas and my love for hot green tea was instantly reignited and since then I’ve hardly stopped drinking it. So, this arrived just at the right time and going into this tasting session I was excited to see what this tea had to offer.
So normally at this point in my posts I do a run down of all the notes I can pick out of the dry aroma of the tea but sadly I can’t do that this time around because I got absolutely nothing from the dry aroma of this tea but the smell of the bags that the leaves are housed in. I find that common with most CTC/Fanning filled teabags though, so I wasn’t surprised, but I did expect a little more because Rakura do claim to sell ‘’the finest Himalayan teas.
Tea Tasting Notes
Taste wise this tea is very light in pretty much every aspect, it’s naturally quite sweet and it has the classic vegetals notes that you would expect a green tea to have. What I didn’t expect from the tea was the ever so slight nutty note it has in it’s after taste I’ve never had that from a green tea before, so I was a little surprised by that. It’s not drying in the mouth at all and rather refreshing so I may try cold brewing it double strength (or maybe triple strength) to see if I enjoy more than I did the extremely light hot steeped version. If I do end up trying this iced and I enjoy it I’ll definitely come back and update both my tasting notes and my overall teacup rating so keep your eyes on my Instagram as that where I’ll post about any updates.
I won’t lie this wouldn’t be my first choice when it comes to un-flavoured green teas but with it being so light I can imagine that it would be a good green tea to drink just before going to bed as it probably wouldn’t effect you much at all. I will always suggest loose leaf over teabags but if you don’t have access to loose leaf then this (brewed maybe double or triple strength) would probably be a great green tea for you. I think had I not been drinking loose leaf for so long now I would have looked upon this tea differently but my taste buds have been spoiled overtime and I’m just used to so much more than teabags and CTC, Fanning’s and dust can provide. If you’re going to try steeping this how I would suggest using two – three tea bags to make it a little stronger.
Overall Teacup Rating: 2.5/5 | Remember not to let me views and opinions stop you from trying this tea. Just because it’s not my cup of tea doesn’t mean that it won’t be yours taste is subjective so try it and see if you enjoy it.
If you want to find out more about Rakura and purchase their Himalayan Classic Green Tea for yourself, you can do both here. As always if you have any questions at all either stick them in the comments or send them to me on Twitter/Instagram @teaisawishblog and I’ll answer them all as soon as I can.
Speak to you all again soon. Happy Steeping – Kimberley