drank Bangkok by Harney & Sons
65 tasting notes

I’m pretty much a GTV (green tea virgin) so this was like no tea I’ve ever tasted before .. The Thai influence is very obvious from the moment you smell the dry leaves (YUM), and is amped up considerably when hot water is added – it’s very coconutty and an intense lime/yellow colour ..

Note To Self MUST get a glass pot/travel mug!

Unfortunately I don’t think I brewed it long enough the first time round (2min) as it tasted weak, though this could also be because I’m used to and thus comparing it to black &/or stronger flavours .. As with the scent the coconut flavour is dominant, and it’s buttery so a little like drinking warm coconut milk, but I can also detect just a hint of mellow ginger in the after-taste in the first steep ..

ETA – In the second steep, which I did for longer (5min) the lemongrass & ginger was very obvious, and the coconut/butter takes more of a back seat ..

All up I had no clue what to expect from this, and found it a very interesting flavour profile for a tea .. I’m not convinced it’s something I’d want too often, but instead of scaring me off trying more greens it’s made me more interested to see what else is out there! And I’m keen to try it cold too :)

175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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For many years I only drank coffee, and the occasional herbal tisane .. But eventually I got sick of people complaining that I had no ‘real tea’ in the house so I bought a box of cheap tea bags and remembered WHY I didn’t drink the stuff!

And so life went on until the day an English friend invited me to visit her home .. She made us a pot of (loose leaf) Earl Grey to enjoy in the garden – and finally I’d found a Tea that I truly wanted to drink!

Now-a-days my favourite alternates between home-made Masala Chai, Lady Grey with a few extra drops of Sweet Orange Essential Oil, Dessert Flavoured Blacks, and my latest interest is Dragon Peal Jasmine ..

any less = I wouldn’t drink it again
70 – 80 = Nice, but there’s better
80 – 90 = Mmm, Yummy Stuff ..
90 – 100 = Unique, Stand-Outs, & Can Not Be Withouts!


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