The Aroma Profile of Green Tea

Green tea is a type of tea made from the leaves of the Camellia sinensis plant.

It is known for its delicate flavor and aroma profile, which is often described as being light, fresh, and vegetal.

The scent of green tea can vary widely depending on the specific type of green tea, as well as the way it is grown, harvested, and processed. However, there are some general characteristics that are commonly associated with the aroma of green tea.

One of the primary notes in the scent of green tea is a grassy, vegetal aroma. This is often described as being reminiscent of freshly cut grass or steamed vegetables. Some people also detect a slightly nutty or toasty aroma, which can be attributed to the roasting process that some types of green tea undergo.

In addition to these vegetal and nutty notes, green tea may also have floral or fruity aromas. These can be more pronounced in certain types of green tea. The floral notes in green tea are often delicate and subtle, and may be more noticeable when the tea is hot.

The scent of green tea is generally described as being refreshing and invigorating, yet calming and soothing.

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson

Travis Joynson is the founder and chief editor of the Professional Tea Taster.

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