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I had 5 sachets of this in the neat little tagalog. This is a nice, reliable green tea. I love the orange scent to it, but I don’t think there is actual orange oil in it. Typically when something has an oil added you can see it floating at the surface of the infusion. I didn’t get any, but I definitely got the scent.

The orange citrus doesn’t overpower the green tea in scent or taste. I couldn’t tell you what kind of green tea was used in this other than that it was probably a Chinese green tea. I wouldn’t consider the green tea high grade or anything special. Nothing made it really stand out aside from the added flavor.

The description says there are marigold petals in there, but being in the sachet I don’t see any, then again I’m not ripping the bag open either. I’m assuming the marigold is where I’m getting the slight creaminess from, mellowing out the citrus a little.

I can get about 3 steepings out of a single sachet, the first two being the only ones really worth it. Every time I brew this up it tastes exactly the same. It’s not like other teas where one day you may get grassiness and the next day you get buttery notes. Because of this I found it’s quick useful take take along when traveling. The only thing that makes it taste different is using too hot of water, then it just gets bitter, but that’s to be expected from green teas.

This isn’t a green tea I can find myself craving, but if I’m craving a generic green tea with no frills this will do. I found it to be a crowd pleaser for those who are not big into teas, and for those who occasionally drink tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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I’m an avid tea drinker, it’s what I drink all day and why I’m here. I don’t sweeten my teas except for the occasional iced tea or cold-brewed tea. I typically brew my teas with a brew basket in a 12 oz cup. If I brew another way I will always note it.

Dislikes: black teas, milk flavored oolongs, hibiscus, red rooibos, licorice, dessert teas, mate, guayusa.

Loves: straight teas, especially Chinese green teas, sencha, jasmine, dan congs, mint, coconut.

My ratings are based mostly on the smiley faces. If a tea is of good quality but not to my taste preference I try not to rate it because I think that is unfair.

I drink a lot of the same teas and will not record every time I drink them. I log them the first time I try them and then again if I did something different and/or got different results.

I also try to keep my cupboard updated to what I actually have for those that wish to swap, although some of them are merely samples.

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