John Harney Appreciation Tea #23
I know that I have written a tasting note before for Organic Bangkok, so I must have stowed it under the Green Tea with Thai Flavors profile, since the two are very similar. With one notable exception: these sachets are certified organic, which is not true of the HT tin version or the loose-leaf Bangkok.
Anyway, it’s delicious as usual. I’m generally not inclined to like flavored green teas, but Organic Bangkok (and Green Tea with Thai Flavors) is an exception to the rule. Usually I find one of two problems with flavored greens. Either the base tea is seriously mediocre, or the base tea is good but shrouded by mediocre flavors.
Neither problem obtains in this case. The bancha base is good, but so are the flavors with which it is laced! This version seems a bit less sweet and coconuty than the HT tin version, but I’d have to do a side-by-side comparison to be sure…