China Green Tips

Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
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Flavors
Grass, Smooth, Vegetal
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Average preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 10 oz / 295 ml

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  • “I've really been in the mood for vegetal (non smoky or metallic) greens lately. Colour me suprised! So when I ordered this at "coffee" with a friend the other day, I found this oddly satisfying....” Read full tasting note
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  • “I had a meeting today in Starbucks (I love that there's one just downstairs!) and wanted to get something from there since we were taking up their space. So, I went with China Green Tips. I can't...” Read full tasting note
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  • “I'm still very new to teas, but after having a few of these leaf bags I have to say that the previous "tea dust" bags just don't cut it anymore. I can safely say that I'm done with tea bag tea's,...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Backlog from earlier today/yesterday - I've drank it a lot lately. I spent this afternoon driving around the countryside, around Concord and Lexington - they're full of old fields and historical...” Read full tasting note
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From Tazo

Hand Picked in the misty mountains of Zhejiang Province in China, this tea embodies the classic flavor of a fine green tea.

China Green Tips is fresh and lively tea with a light, creamy, vegetative taste balanced with lingering sweet, smooth finish.

Flavor profile: “grassy, vegetative, sweet, ricey.”

Ingredients: Blend of Mao Feng green teas.

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So after my caffeine and sugar wake up this morning (courtesy of PG Special Blend and Domino Sugar), I pulled this out of my bag at work and made a cup. It’s green, it’s kinda toasty flavored, and grassy flavored at the same time. Nothing special, but not bad still. Kept me going at work through two steepings.
Can you tell I’m working through the Tazo Sampler pack that I’ve had forever? I really only bought it because I couldn’t find the Lotus flavor and the Sampler has two Lotus bags, but about two months later, I found it at Whole Foods.

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Most green teas are known for their vegetal aroma. Tazo®’s China Green Tips meets this expectation. The first waves of fragrance from the bag remind me of freshly cut grass and running barefoot through the backyard. Raw, clean, and pastoral, but not particularly distinctive. Brewing this tea doesn’t enhance the aroma further, yet the playful, warm gold color persuades you to dive in nonetheless.

Taste-wise, China Green Tips proves that what you smell is often what you taste. It glows with a medium body and a pleasant grassiness that’s typical of green tea without being too strong. The smooth, zen-like finish may be what I like most about this tea, though. It’s almost purifying, as if each sip draws out the toxins from your body. If one wanted to taste the lush, mist-shrouded Wuyi Mountains or the calm intoning of a bamboo flute, this cup may be your gateway.

That said, China Green Tips is relatively plain. It lacks the complexities or undertones that other unadulterated green teas have. (By “unadulterated,” I mean without any additional ingredients.) My guess is the Mao Feng leaf used here isn’t one of the most savory types to come out of China. Some tea drinkers may not mind this, but I have a hunch that the more seasoned tea enthusiasts would opt for something more sophisticated.

Flavors: Grass, Smooth, Vegetal

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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Hotel tea. Surprisingly not as bitter as I thought it might end up. My water temp was a little lower than recommended because I figured that was better than to hot! It’s actually decent. On my phone, so I can’t give it a number, but it would actually be in the low 70s.

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I wanted something bland this morning to hopefully calm my stomach. I don’t remember the last time I had this tea. Not a huge fan. It’s a bit too grassy/vegetal for me. I need to try more unflavored green teas.

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I drank a mug of this tea this morning fro Starbucks and it’s the second time I have tried this. The first time i tried it was last summer so it has been a while and wanted to retaste it for reviewing puroses. It tastes similar to gyokuro due to its vegetal notes. It seems to have medium caffeine amount.

Preparation
2 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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Awful. Hands down the worst tea I’ve ever drank. It smelled and tasted FISHY! I’m serious. I wonder if I got a bad batch because this was truly disgusting. I love green tea and have a tried a number of green teas but never has one literally made me spit it out and dump the cup after a couple sips. The first whiff of that fishy smell I thought oh..eww but decided to have a sip against my instincts. It was offensive. Just like drinking aquarium water I imagine. Really cannot for the life of me see how Tazo could make sell a tea this bad. Again, I really have to wonder if I got a bad batch. The tea came in the sampler package that Tazo sells. I would definitely not buy this ever but if I happen to see this at a friends house I’ll ask them to brew it up to see if it smells/tastes like fishwater.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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This is my standard tea for work and home. I drink it a few times most days with a teaspoon of organic honey.

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Very light, mild green tea / slight floral notes.
Favorite for a rainy day warm-me-up!

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