A perfectly fine bag tea served at a restaurant this morning with a pot of tepid tap water. Boo. I’m going to volunteer to be this place’s tea sommelier.
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This is a catch-all note for Stash’s green tea and some Lipton green tea I had on hand. I woke up with a sore throat and feeling generally crappy so I’ve been using green tea + lemon + honey to get me through the day. I have to say, it’s doing a great job. The green tea cuts the sharpness of the lemon and the whole cup feels cozy. Plus, the five cups I’ve had thus far are keeping me alert enough to work.
Still can’t wait to go home and sleep though. Uck.
I did this the just under boiling and ice cube method, and steeped for a round two and a half minutes. Ahh, water tempering. I love you.
This tea is very vegetal. Although I primarily found it light, the flavour came out a lot stronger when I let it cool a bit and had some vanilla yoghurt alongside. (I always have vanilla ice cream at Japanese restaurants, or vanilla-based ones at least, this is partially why; the two bring out each other’s flavours a lot.)
For a tea bag, this is not bad at all. Though I still have a lot of loose green tea to go through as well, I know I won’t mind going through the remaining tea bags I have for this either. Yay for green?
Prepared with barely-hot water, these bags make an okay green tea that is slightly sweet and dry on the tongue, but fairly refreshing. However, it’s far too easy to over-brew or use water that is too hot, which results in an incredibly bitter and undrinkable tea. While nowhere near the quality of a good loose-leaf green tea, it’s an okay alternative when loose is not an option.