Review 49: Mighty Leaf’s Organic Emerald Pearls

by Jason on April 29, 2009

in 80-84, Chinese, green

Price (as of post): 4oz = $16.95

Score: 80

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Jason May 6, 2009 at 09:27

You’re right it is difficult to separate taste and smell, as most Western scientists recognize 4 tastes the tongue can detect. The rest of our “tastes” are gathered with the help of the nose.

At the same time, I would not label most green teas as having a grassy smell. Researchers and scientists have classified most green tastes/aromas as related more to herbs and vegetables, like celery, asparagus, spinach, Brussels sprouts, etc. I suspect “grassy” is being used as a catch-all when a more accurate descriptor would be more helpful.

Eric - Tea Finely Brewed May 5, 2009 at 23:39

Interesting point regarding the way people often describe their tea as “grassy”. It’s funny that we should compare something we enjoy consuming (tea) to something most of us don’t (grass). I wonder if part of the reason why we do this is because the tea smells grassy. Perhaps the tea’s smell and taste are getting mixed up.

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