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drank Bangkok Blend by Harney & Sons
470 tasting notes

Disclaimer: Bangkok is my favorite tea. I’m honestly not even sure why! Objectively it’s not the best tea: the flavors are fantastic but it’s a little lacking on the ginger, and I think the green base could be a little stronger/butterier. But hey, it’s my favorite anyway. Coconut + lemongrass = love to me. It was also one of the first teas I fell for. I saw the pretty pink tin at Starbucks years ago and couldn’t resist! This tea can also take a beating: I used to brew this with boiling and leave the bag in for 10+ minutes (which makes me cringe thinking about!) but it never got bitter. Magic?

Anyway, I have been meaning to experiment with cold brewing for a while. This seemed like the perfect tea to start with, since 1) I know I love it and 2) it’s cheap (1.50/oz plus a 10% discount in store) so I wouldn’t have to worry about messing it up. I honestly had no idea how much leaf to use and dumped like… 1/2 an ounce into cold filtered water along with some simple syrup (hey, I like my iced tea sweet!). Let it sit for 13 hours and then filtered it, and bam—iced tea! It is DIVINE. The coconut and lemongrass are as prominent as always, but the cold brewing brings out a lot more of the tangy ginger. The base is stronger too, with that nice “tea” taste. This is heaven in a cup, and I will be making this often. Summer gets HOT in ny, and this is just what I need to cool down.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
ScottTeaMan

This is one of my favorite green tea blends. I like their Tokyo Blend too.

Alphakitty

Ooh, I haven’t tried that one yet! I’ll add it to my quickly-growing list of teas to pick up next time I head to their store.

Kittenna

I really need to try out some teas from H&S! This one and IIRC the Tokyo blend both sound fantastic, as do a bunch of their other teas. But, I’m on a major purchase hiatus. Sigh.

Alphakitty

I’d be happy to send you a sample of the Bangkok if you want to try it out!

Kittenna

I would loooooove that! I’ll send you a PM!

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ScottTeaMan

This is one of my favorite green tea blends. I like their Tokyo Blend too.

Alphakitty

Ooh, I haven’t tried that one yet! I’ll add it to my quickly-growing list of teas to pick up next time I head to their store.

Kittenna

I really need to try out some teas from H&S! This one and IIRC the Tokyo blend both sound fantastic, as do a bunch of their other teas. But, I’m on a major purchase hiatus. Sigh.

Alphakitty

I’d be happy to send you a sample of the Bangkok if you want to try it out!

Kittenna

I would loooooove that! I’ll send you a PM!

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Tea has always been a passion of mine, though I got away from it during college. A lack of cupboard space and a constant influx of people into my suite made me pretty much abandon my teas at home. But now that I’m done with school, it’s definitely come back with a vengeance—to the point where I’ve purchased about 65 different kinds in the past 3 months!

I like most kinds of teas—yes, even peach, which I used to think I disliked!. Oolongs are definitely my favorite, and I’m an avid fan of earl grey, floral teas, and chai blends along with anything melon. The only kind of teas on my “no” list are rooibos blends (which gives me headaches) and banana flavored ones since bananas are public enemy #1 in my mind.

The best thing about tea for me is how you can be passionate about it and still have it integrate into all of your other hobbies. I like a lot of things: writing, video games, books, sewing, figure collecting, astronomy… it’s a long list. But whatever I’m doing, I can have a cup of tea in hand!

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