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drank Organic Green Tea by Touch Organic
1398 tasting notes

Not sencha, but still pretty good and in that general neighborhood. It’s certainly a million times better than the middling grocery store China lint-infested greens.

The liquor brews up a bit more golden brown than the green of Harney & Sons Japanese Sencha, and the taste is lighter and less crisp. Again I find the taste similar to bancha…

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72
drank Organic Green Tea by Touch Organic
1398 tasting notes

I stopped picking up boxes and containers of tea from TJMAXX quite some time ago because of the inevitable mediocrity of the contents, even when the labeling indicated that the tea was years from being expired.

Today, in a random display of recidivism, I picked up a cylinder of organic green tea filter bags by Touch Organic, a company which I’d never even heard of. I’m always willing to pay $3 to sample a perfume, so why not tea? Perhaps I was charmed in part by the endearing reference in the description text to “our proud famers [sic] in Southeastern China”…

This is not bad, in fact. The tea has a bancha-character to it. The color is golden yellow and the taste is smooth. The Touch Organic “famers” have reason to be proud, for this could pass as a Japanese tea.

The package bears a batch number, so it is possible that the harvests vary a lot. Mine turns out to be pretty good.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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63

General Review:
I got this tea at HomeGoods. It is a bit too “earthy” for me. I honestly don’t know why I bought it; I don’t enjoy green teas at all. It is a strong tea. It wasn’t bitter at all. Pretty decent quality for a grocery store tea.

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73

A nice, light green tea with a hint of jasmine essence. It won’t be replacing my Rishi jasmine pearls any time soon but it was cheap ($3 at Homegoods) and makes an excellent bagged tea for the office. I actually prefer the flavor of this jasmine tea to many of the inexpensive brands I’ve bought from grocery stores and Asian markets and then had to throw out.

Preparation
3 min, 0 sec

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86
drank Organic Oolong by Touch Organic
14 tasting notes

A surprisingly good oolong considering its a bagged tea. Very smooth with a lingering sweetness reminiscent of honey. Tastes great hot and iced.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Got this tea from my dad! He was at Home Sense and saw it and thought he’d grab it for me.

I feel like I’ve tried a gunpowder tea before, but I’m honestly not too sure at the moment. So here we go!

This one unfortunately doesn’t have any steeping instructions on it from what I’ve seen, so this will be one of trial and error.

A 12oz cup with 1tsp for 2.5mins. I tried it, but I feel this one needs some sweetener. White sugar it is! I don’t care for the smell of this one at all. I’m not too sure what it is about it, but yeah…
Taste-wise though, I really don’t mind it. I think it’s pretty good! I like the sweetener added for sure. I don’t think I’d drink this one without.
How I ended up steeping this one is perfect.

I don’t think I would get this one again, but it’s not too bad.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
TheKesser

As it cooled I enjoyed it less. This is one that will have to be enjoyed pipping hot!

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84

I like this tea. It has a mild flavor. It has a slight bitter and sour flavor in it.

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87

Good stuff! One of the few bagged Keemuns I’ve found. Silky smooth and slightly floral-ish in that classic Chinese kind of way. I like it by itself but it’s become a key ingredient in my DIY Russian Caravan blend. 1 bag Touch Organic Black, 1 bag Twinings Lapsang Souchong, and 2 bags Bigelow Oolong. 3 and a half minutes on the blacks and double that on the Oolong and you’re ready to trek Siberia!

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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60

I bought this in loose-leaf pyramid bags. It has an appealing jasmine aroma and noticeable jasmine taste. Both the green tea flavor and jasmine flavors are evident, but neither over powers the other. This is a wonderfully light and smooth tea for any time of the day! I’ll be buying more of this.

Preparation
3 min, 30 sec

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Still not too familiar with whites but from what i can tell this is a nice combo of flavours. I have it when I want something light and fruity, it really has a wonderful berry aroma and flavour.

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Well…I steeped for a good long time…like over 8 minutes…and doesn’t have much taste. Maybe an after thought and after taste…it’s not bad…just VERY VERY mellow…

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An okay bagged green tea—a bit vegetal in taste.

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81

While I like most of my tea as blends, this is one of the few I truly enjoy plain. Solid quality, good cup.

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68

Very light, a nice morning tea to have, taste is light

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Bagged
Aroma when Dry: heavy floral
After water is first poured: lightly floral
At end of steep: fruity
Tea liquor:
At end of steep: clear
Staple? Type yes, prefer loose leaf, unsure about this company
Preferred time of day: any
Taste:
At first?: Jasmine, floral and fruity notes
As it cools?: gets bodied, slightly brothy, slight salt notes
Additives used (milk, honey, sugar etc)? No
Lingers? yes, heavy floral notes

Second Steep(5min):
Floral Jasmine and stronger fruity, perfume notes in palate
Perfumy texture lingers

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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59

Nice light green tea with a hint of jasmine, not too strong which I like. My parents love the Home Goods/Marshalls/KMart reduced tea selection so I always seem to find these heavily reduced teabags in my pantry and they always seem like the saddest toys in the shop. The teabag is so small and the tea packed so tightly that it just kind of sits there like a rusty coin. Maybe I’ll try ripping it open and throwing it into my mesh strainer.

K S

Images of the isle of misfit teabags popped into my head. Ahhh. :(

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100

This is my go-to green tea because it is 100% organic. I love the taste, even when steeped very strong.
I also have used this tea to make cosmetics such as toners and face masks and It worked quite well.
The only downfall to this tea I would say is that it is a bagged tea – I prefer loose leaf teas.

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63
drank Sencha by Touch Organic
12 tasting notes

A classic sencha for daily use. This one is very similar in taste and quality as the sencha supérieur from Le Palais du Thé, but the reason why I find this one better is because it’s organic.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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39

Found this At Winners 100 bags for 6 bucks and you get what you pay for i usally shy away from bagged teas and this was a reminder as to why, i need to drink this as part of a new diet and this seemed like a practical solution to keep in my purse just in case.

taste is fine nothing great but not bad either, just a plain old green tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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72

This tea wasn’t anything special hot so I gave it a shot iced. Unfortunately the same steeping time/temp was too much for it and the result was too strong and ‘green’ tasting without much mango flavour. I’ll give it a do over and dial things down to see if that improves matters.

Preparation
Iced 2 min, 30 sec

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72

This is a quite a green-tasting green tea that makes me think of slightly under-ripe mangoes rather than the soft, dripping- with-juice, fully-ripe mangoes. The flavour of the tea is full and quite robust for a green tea. Not bad, I guess.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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