This is a lovely, clean-tasting green tea which is blended beautifully with the ‘Thai trifecta’ of coconut, ginger & lemongrass- perfumed but never overpowered, by a feminine vanilla. For those who are green tea purists or prefer straight tea yet might be tempted to try it flavored, i would recommend these sachets wholeheartedly, as they impart a light, clean flavor with trace remnants of the aforementioned ingredients.
The aroma of the tea sachets prior to steeping is an accurate ‘portrayal’ of what you will taste; nothing changes or morphs while in water & the green tea’s presence can be distinguished among the other flavors, peeking its head out in a quaint way. It is not bitter, phenolic, overly vegetal or grassy, not even nutty, and i like my green teas delicate with a light toasted flavor. I’m not sure which kind of green tea is used here, but I imagine it is of a reasonably high quality, due to the fact that I steeped this well over the recommended time past which green teas are purportedly impotable & it’s not even ashy, which I totally appreciate.
Additionally, the coconut & lemongrass in this taste very natural and authentic, and are probably the most pronounced, if ever more slightly so than the ginger & vanilla, though the ginger no doubt mixes beautifully with the lemongrass to give it an added dimension, as is the case with so many Red & Green Thai Curries I’ve tried; and believe me when I say, i love spice!
Overall, I’d say this flavored green tea is sophisticated and exercises restraint, which I’m sure will be appreciated by many tea sommeliers and aficionados. The liquor is a very light, clear peridot (that too with 2 sachets), almost mesmerizing, or perhaps I’ve been staring at it too long ;)
ETA: i keep going back to smell the sachets, and at times the vanilla & coconut seem dominant, and at times the lemongrass cuts through. I suppose everything is subject to our interpretation, or maybe this is just a sign that all ingredients are well-balanced?