Most green teas have a light, refreshing flavor. Common flavor notes you’ll detect are grassy or vegetal. Usually, they will have a light sweetness from the gentle brew, but if you over-steep it, the tea can begin to taste very bitter and lose that sweetness.
Specialty green teas will have all sorts of different flavor notes, from honey, muscatel and nutty flavors to fruity, bright and sharp flavors.
What unites them all is a flavor and aroma that’s invigorating, gentle and a lot lighter than other types, with the exception of white tea.
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