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Green Tea
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Flavors
Earth, Grass, Wood
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185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec 17 oz / 500 ml

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  • “I'm house/dog sitting for my parents for the next week while they holiday in Whitby so that leaves me to finish some tea samples. I packed a large bag of random samples and it's hopefully enough to...” Read full tasting note
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    KittyLovesTea 1075 tasting notes
  • “Friend gave my teenager a bag of this and he asked me to steep it for him; since I'm still trying to win him over to the tea side, I did so with great care to time, temp, and taste. Zen is...” Read full tasting note
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    gmathis 1703 tasting notes
  • “Bazinga Sil! LOL! A student bought me a sampler packet of Tazo for a gift, awhile back. I put these out when I host tea parties for the Harp Society, & also for my students, etc, from time to...” Read full tasting note
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  • “Somehow I hit the sweet spot for this this morning: Recognizable as green tea, and both the spearmint and lemongrass were present. I was really liking the citrusy flavors this morning so this was...” Read full tasting note
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Select pan-fired green tea from Zhejiang province in China, artfully combined with lemongrass, spearmint and a hint of lemon essence. Zen’s distinct green tea flavor accented with lemon and mint is impossible to express with words. Best simply to experience its sweet, lingering aftertaste.

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I’m house/dog sitting for my parents for the next week while they holiday in Whitby so that leaves me to finish some tea samples. I packed a large bag of random samples and it’s hopefully enough to last me a week. If not I will be popping home anyway to make my jewellery that has sold so I can always pick up more.

Plus I have an announcement to make which may not be huge to most of you but it’s big for me … at the grand old age of 25 I have finally sent off for my provisional driving license. I have never had any interest to drive and always put myself down saying that I could never learn but I decided to go for it anyway. Ideally I want a scooter (despite my mum saying they are dangerous and is even willing to buy me a brand new car) so I’m working towards it. :)

Right now down to the tea. Not a Tazo fan in honesty but I’m always willing to give their teas a try. The teabag has a lemon, spearmint scent that is not completely fresh but zesty enough to still be pleasing. The blend looks very finely chopped.

Once steeped this tea is gold in colour with a strong minty scent. Flavour is thick and sweet with both the lemon verbena and the spearmint being the two dominant flavours. They match quite well, better than I thought they would. It tastes fresher than it smells and it’s on the stronger side of mint teas that I have tried, especially for pre bagged.

The green tea is in the background but a little green astringency is noticeable. Also a little dry. I’m impressed, it’s not the worst mint tea I have had but is something I would drink again.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
K S

I was also 25 when I got my liocense. I was pulled over by the police the day I got them. I pulled over in front of a doofus who was driving in my blind spot. Just got a warning but I learned very quickly others don’t think behind the wheel, so I had better. Best of luck!

KittyLovesTea

It’s nice to know that I’m not the only one that left it late. I’m counting down the estimated two weeks until I receive my provisional :) Then the hard part begins and I need to do the CBT.

Lala

Good luck!

JustJames

i was 16… my actual birthday i believe… but i’m also 12 years older than you and they weren’t doing the staged licenses then. best of luck! i’m sure you’ll sail through!

Sil

kitty – i promise you that you’re not the oldest person around here with no license lol i’m almost 34 and still don’t have one!

Tea Sipper

Good luck!

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1703 tasting notes

Friend gave my teenager a bag of this and he asked me to steep it for him; since I’m still trying to win him over to the tea side, I did so with great care to time, temp, and taste. Zen is consistently light and nice, but I wondered if it would be a good first experience with green tea for a newbie.

He drank it all to humor me and the tea-giver, but commented, “It pretty much just tastes like water with an asterisk.”

Oh, well, I’ll keep trying.

LiberTEAS

Don’t lose hope! My oldest daughter (who is now 19) now drinks tea daily, but a few years ago, I couldn’t even get her to take a sip of it!

ashmanra

My eldest two won’t touch it, and whine when I ask them to sample something. The younger two are absolutely addicted. Among some friends, a couple who said they were coffee lovers and wouldn’t be won over have come to the tea side now and are happily purchasing all the accoutrements for the habit!

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Bazinga Sil! LOL!

A student bought me a sampler packet of Tazo for a gift, awhile back. I put these out when I host tea parties for the Harp Society, & also for my students, etc, from time to time. Some people prefer the comfort of a bagged tea, I guess it saves them from having to think about measurements, etc.
It’s been awhile since I had a cup of this, & for a bagged tea, it really isn’t bad. Even though there is green tea in there, it’s not very vegetal tasting, & the herbs have a soothing quality. It seemed like a nice tea to begin winding down with.

Sil

Think I’m at 251. Out for the evening so dunno how many more I’ll get in tonight.

Terri HarpLady

LOL, I’m ending the day with 247, I think!

Cavocorax

Does the sipdown winner unload more teas onto the loser?

Kittenna

^^ like

Terri HarpLady

Probably…lol…there’s a box on it’s way to me from Sil right now that probably has 127 samples in it ;)

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Somehow I hit the sweet spot for this this morning: Recognizable as green tea, and both the spearmint and lemongrass were present. I was really liking the citrusy flavors this morning so this was perfect. Bumping the rating up just a little because it finally tasted as promised; now if only I could recreate it at home!

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Thanks to Kristaleyn for this sample!!
I’m not a huge fan of green teas in general, but this one wasn’t so bad. I guess cuz my standards are generally low, the mix of flavours kinda brought up my level of appreciation.
I couldn’t really taste much of the “green” tea, which in my case… is good! Still, I’d have liked a bit more of a “tea” aspect.
It reminds me of Teavana’s Lemon lime kampai actually, only with a bit more depth.
and I did get three infusions out of it. Aided mightily by some agave of course (rather flat without it, sadly)
Anyhow, would I buy this to replace my stash? perhaps.
Odd, I seem to like this more than most people here :)

Kittenna

Although I haven’t written a tasting note for it, I at least used to really like this one. Brewed it in boiling water, of course. I haven’t tried it in quite a while though, but really should (and should try a lower temperature!)

Indigobloom

I tried it at around 85c (and then 90 and 95 or so), I’m almost tempted to try it at boiling! lol

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I have been meaning to try this iced for months and have finally gotten around to it.

It’s great. I love spearmint in green tea. This reminds me a lot of Sobe’s bottled green tea, but with a stronger, more authentic sencha taste. Sweet, minty, and a little lemony. A perfect spring evening tea.

Preparation
Iced 3 min, 0 sec

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You know, this really isn’t THAT bad. I get mostly sweet spearmint with a squeeze of lemon. The lemongrass is sort of there, trying to make up its mind whether or not to stay, and as long as you steep this in the right parameters, the base behaves. Maybe it’s because my bags are a little older, but the base has been turning bitter for me very easily.

Would I buy it again? No, but finishing off my last few bags won’t be an issue either.

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Green tea and Super Mario Bros, that’s what I say! Went over to a friend’s house after class and ended up playing the new multiplayer Super Mario Brothers game for the Nintendo Wii. Before we sat down to conquer Bowser and save the princess, I stole a couple of his Zen tea bags and made us each a cup.

For a bagged tea, Zen makes a decent cup… enough for me to keep coming back to it if I want a quick brew. I adore spearmint. I believe this flavor, along with a touch of lemon, save the mediocre green tea that is in this blend. I guess I really like this one because it is a flavored tea that is not all about the flavorings. The green tea is most definitely the base in which the spearmint and lemon complement it – I taste the slightly grassy green tea first, the lemon provides a bit of acidity, and the spearmint is left in the end.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
jennlea

Oddly after reading this I have Super Mario music running through my head.

Sarah

It makes a decent cup of tea, indeed!

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hey y’all! I’m in Boston! (Know if any good tea places around here?) I spent the last few days running around trying to get ready, so I didn’t have much tea. However, yesterday I did manage to find this in a pyramid bag at my Starbucks. It actually looked like real tea!! & it was a bit better than average, too. So that’s good news.

I picked up 5 new teas at Tealuxe today… so many new tasting notes to come once I’m back home with my tea supplies!

rabbysmom

Have a great time!

Atacdad

Boston Harbour Tea, sometimes Boston Harbor Tea. Its more that just a tourist trap item, its really good tea. Its imported by Mark T. Wendell, but I know that I found it in tourist trap establishments around the Boston Harbor 20 years ago. It is a very good English Breakfast style blend, largely Ceylon teas. Can’t say enough good about it.

Jillian

Can’t wait to see the new teas. :)

laurenpressley

Thanks guys! @Atacdad, thanks for the recommendation… I wasn’t able to get over to it… so I think I’m going to have to order. :)

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464 tasting notes

Hmmmm… I just don’t think I like the combination of the lemongrass and spearmint in this. It just doesn’t work for me. It’ll be something to sip on mindlessly during my second day of this training session.

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