Canton Green Tea

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From Harney & Sons

In the spirit of Britain’s historic trade with China, our master blender designed Canton Green. Late harvested Chinese green teas are infused with orange oil and sprinkled with marigold petals, a pleasant introduction to green tea.

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Today is a wonderful, wonderful day! I have a green tea that I not only find palatable, but actually love!

I threw in the selection of Historic Royal Palaces tagalong tins into my latest Harney order, because my husband travels quite a bit, and was expressing how nice it would be to have a “sleepy” tea along with him. He gets the chamomile, and I thought I could also give him the Earl Grey Imperial, and keep the others for myself. I had recently been wondering if I would like an Earl Grey Green, and thought the Canton Green, included in the tagalong selection, would be a sort of Lady Grey Green.

(oooh! Lady Grey Green. I am conjuring a Alphonse Mucha-like picture in my head of a grey and green Art Nouveau illustrated lady. I digress!)

The tea itself is light, not the least bit bitter, yet I can taste green tea for sure. The orange flavor is natural and delightfully present. Harney says this one is a great introduction to green tea, and I agree with that wholeheartedly. My baby step :)

A tin is soooo going in my next Harney order. I can drink this alllllllll day.

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

How great to find tea you love!


Bonnie – this is the first green I think I’ve ever said the L word to :) I was very enamored of this one violet French green, but she was very hard to get ;)


Are you going to design the Lady Grey Green print? I’ll find a wall to hang it on!


gmathis – I was going to make you a cross stitch turkey card, but I think I have a better idea now :)


Well, now you have me intrigued!


I don’t think I have had this done! I better put it on my next order. I had an Earl Green that KS sent me and it was delicious!

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I have no idea why Harney does not have ALL of its’ tea available in loose leaf forms instead of these goofy sachets, but anyway I digress…

I only got a tagalong tin to try so there’s 5 sachets. This is drinkable but I do not think it is destined to be a favorite. It’s a mild green tea which really reminds me of tangerines more than orange. The flavoring seems to totally obliterate the flavor of the green tea… I think perhaps this would be better iced. It isn’t bad, just kind of boring. As far as flavored green teas go, I seem to be more of a Lupicia fan than any others I have tried lately…

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@Amy oh: I know what you mean. When I placed my order with them, there were a couple of teas that, if I wanted to try them, I had to purchase in the 5 sachet tagalong tin. I would have much rather had a loose leaf sample option … or even an option for loose leaf that was small, like 1 or 2 ounces (instead of the 1 pound option!)


Let’s all call and complain!


I think this is one I would like in loose leaf, too!


I think if you call and ask or type it in the notes section they will do it. I asked for a tea that didn’t come as a sample or loose and they sent a small amount loose anyway. They also sell their tins very cheaply if you need extras or just want everything to be all match-y.


@ashmanra – thanks that is good to know!


I agree Amy & LT. Also, lately I’ve noticed they’re changing some of their tin sizes from 4 to 3 oz, 2 to 1.5, and 1 to 1/2 oz tins. Just odd sizing to me and I will not order many of them in smaller tins (that’s just too many tins). I they had more zip seal bag options, that would be different.

I believe the main reason they offer sachets, is because their profit margin is greater per sachet, for the same reason coffee companies started producing coffee pods. The sachets are convenient though.


Belated comment is belated, but I wish all their teas came in both options. I prefer loose-leaf, but sachets are so much neater and more convenient at work, where I drink more tea. I would love the Decaf Paris in sachets for work, for example.

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96 tasting notes

This is a nice mild green tea. I get more of a sweet orange or tangerine, than normal orange, which is quite nice. The tea itself is more of a light-medium green base. Nothing is overpowering. Overall I can see why it’s suggested by Harney as an introductionary green tea

Nice to have in a tagalong for when I’m in the mood, but I wouldn’t go through enough for it to be a staple. For me, this is a lovely once-in-a-while tea.

185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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Backlogging. Last Friday afternoon.

This is the second time I’ve steeped this tea and as it was a bit too bitter for me last time, I lowered the water temperature 10° with good results. It came out more like what I was expecting this tea to taste like the first time and I liked it.

2nd steep: 4 min.

Steep this tea lower than 180° F.

170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Backlogged from yesterday.

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.

175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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This is a nice, fresh citrusy green tea from Harney & Sons. I have yet to have a bad experience with an H&S tea but this one was quite lovely. A great palate refresher, especially after a Chinese dinner. I taste lemon and orange; the aftertaste is mostly that of a juicy orange. The green tea flavor is light but it asserts itself just enough so that you know you are drinking tea and not lemon water. I would keep this on my shelf as a general people pleaser. I served a cup to my girlfriend and asked her if she had anything to add to my tasting note and she said to say “it’s delicious.” There you have it. :-)

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Rachel Sincere

Commenting on my own note; there is no lemon in this tea. I don’t know where I got that from. The orange in it is so flavorful!

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82 tasting notes

Got this in the tagalong sample. First off, this smells like orange soda tastes. It’s sort of wonderful. It doesn’t seem overpowering to me at all, but orange is one of my favorite scents.

The tea itself is a nice, smooth green, nothing special but a solid base for the flavoring. The orange is lovely, though I’d have liked it to be a little more tangy. It’s sort of sweet.

I don’t really have much else to say. It’s a nice tea, but even after all five sachets I’m undecided on whether I want to order more or not.

185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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12 tasting notes

Reliable, smooth citrusy green tea.

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Honestly, I can’t say I tried this tea. I opened the canister & the orange smell was so strong it almost made me sick. So I passed it along to someone else.

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42 tasting notes

A very citrus-y aroma, both before and after steeping, raises the unfortunate suggestion that the green tea itself isn’t very high quality, or at the least is not assertive enough to be anything more than a backnote to the citrus. However, the finished product is very drinkable on its own, or with spicy or savoury foods that call for an astringent accompaniment.

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