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A review of Green Tea by Price Chopper

Date: 11/17/2012
Company: Price Chopper
Tea Name: Green Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup /tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: light green
Leaf Characteristics: This is one of the more inexpensive astringent (clean and fresh tasting) teas that I have purchased as a store brand, it seems to be more-so than Trader Joe’s.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 180 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes

I fixed myself a cup of this tea in the morning prior to venturing out for a volunteer posting that I had acquired for the day. I get to be out of the household and not be in the way or bothersome to folks.

Anyhow, I sip this tea lightly and enjoy the clean freshness of it. It is uniquely subtle and so very light and what I need; which a simple cup of tea.

This Price Chopper brand of Green Tea is a refreshing drink with a delicate, clean flavor and I think its freshness beats out Trader Joe’s tea that I used to enjoy and will always enjoy. I am not an expert; I like both teas: that is all.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

It’s nice to have a good grocery-store staple!

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84

A review of Green Tea) by Price Chopper

Date: 11/14/2012
Company: Price Chopper
Tea Name: Green Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: light green
Leaf Characteristics: tea bag smells very astringent and of green leaves.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 180 Fahrenheit
Time: 3 minutes

As I was out all day, and I did not have tea while out, so, I am selecting this tea to have with my late afternoon meal. I take one of the tea bags and put in my cup and fill with the hot water. I leave to steep for several minutes.

This tea’s color is lightest green; some would say brown. And this tea smells strongly astringent/ grassy like and when I taste the tea prior to sampling my dinner it is astringent. It is good that I am having noodles and I can pretend it is noodles with broccoli perhaps. A better tea would have been an oolong tea which at times is so light that it does not interfere with the taste of the food; rather oolong teas blends well with what is eaten. But, no, I am having green tea with dinner and it is fine.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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84

A review of Green Tea by Price Chopper

Date: 11/04/2012
Company: Price Chopper
Tea Name: Green Tea
Tea Type/ Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup / tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: light green, actually more like the color of honey.
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes

Note: I use one tea bag in my cup and pour the hot water over the tea bag and leaving it to steep for 3 minutes. I remove the tea bag and take in the tea’s aroma which is very subtle and fresh. And the tea’s color is that of honey. Since the tea leaves are steamed and not fermented the taste is fresher, a refreshing drink that is delicate and clean; making for a very astringent cup of the freshest of green teas.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84

A review of Green Tea by Price Chopper

Date: 10/30/2012
Company: Price Chopper
Tea Name: Green Tea
Tea Type/Varietal: Green
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: light brown
Leaf Characteristics: tea leaves are steamed and not fermented; tea bag smells freshly of green tea leaves.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 2 minutes

Note: I put tea bags into my tea cup and pour fresh boiling water over tea bag and steep for 1 to 1½ minutes. I steep for two minutes since 1 ½ minutes tea was too light; hardly any taste to it at all. Two minutes and longer gives the tea more astringency; that clean, freshness one get with a good cup of green tea.

Tea’s color is very light brown and smells of grass and when tasted, sip after sip I am met with a refreshing drink with a delicate clean flavor. Overall, this is nice green tea.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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79

A review of Orange Pekoe & Pekoe Black Tea by Price Chopper

Date: 09/25/ 2012
Company: Price Chopper
Tea Name: Orange Pekoe and Pekoe Black Tea (Decaffeinated)
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: cup/ tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: Golden amber
Leaf Characteristics:

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 195 Fahrenheit
Time: 5 minutes

Note: I use one tea bag and put this in my freshly washed cup and add some boiling water into the cup and leave it to steep for five minutes. Tea’s color is a light amber and smell faintly of a roasted cup of tea. I am confused since this decaffeinated tea and I don’t notice anything different about it. It is not as dark as the other Pekoe tea that I have had and flavoring wise almost similar.

It is a milder tea, not as strong as regular non-decaf pekoe. This tea would go nicely with a sliver of lemon with a few squeeze of the lemon juice.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 15 sec

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79

A review of Orange Pekoe and Pekoe Black Tea by Price Chopper

Date: 09/03/2012
Company: Price Chopper
Tea Name: Orange Pekoe and Pekoe Black Tea (Decaffeinated)
Tea Type/Varietal: Black
Region:
Steeping Vessel/Amt. Leaf: Cup / one tea bag
Plucking Season:
Liquor Color: Bright orange/amber
Leaf Characteristics: teas are all individually bagged with strings, one can smell of the leaves and roasting as it makes me think of coffee flakes somewhat. It is strongly in odor (dried in the box) prior to brewing. When brewed, the raw smell becomes milder but still of smelling of roastedness.

  1. Steepings

1st Steeping:
Water temperature: 190 Fahrenheit
Time: 10:00 AM

Note: Using one tea bag into my preheated tea cup, I pour fresh boiling water over the tea bag and left to steep for nearly five minutes. I like the tea’s color which is brightly orange and smell of roasted leaves. This smell is consistent with the dry tea bags in the box of tea as well. Some of the tea is found around the tea box and one can smell of the leaves, smelling of roasted acorn like but it is leaf.

I did not mean to purchase this tea (decaffeinated) or more Orange Pekoe tea; I actually thought I was purchasing a store brand green tea since the box is greenish in color and it was next to another brand of Pekoe tea so I took of each kind and when I got home noted the are both pekoe (different brands) so box are different and one is decaffeinated.

I am not sure that I can discern the difference is the decaf and not. Taste is malt like and roasted cup of black tea. I am having it plain and very hot and it seems very nice tea.

Nothing jumps out more other than the roastedness in the box upon opening it, one can definitely say this is tea. I have not experience this with other teas of the same tea type and name from another store.

2nd Steeping: 200 Fahrenheit
Time: 11:00 AM

Note: I simply add more boiling water into my cup while using same tea bag throughout the morning. Color is still darkly orange and taste is smooth and roasted in smell; at times seeming like of a milder cup of coffee, very faintly because of the roasted smell that continues to be present in the cup.

It is unusual to me since decaffeinated means that something is removed, yet this tea seems more potent than most other orange pekoe. Weird?

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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