For basic green tea when you can’t afford the expensive organic stuff, I stick with Bigelow Green Tea.
“I asked for un-rusted tea tins for Christmas from the “grannies;” my Mema thoughtfully filled a small one up with a couple of assortment packs of Bigelow bagged greens and herbals. Good for...” Read full tasting note
“This must be a really forgiving tea. After the first surgery (yeh, I didn’t know they did it in two stages and thought I was all through) I went back to the waiting room to await lab results. I...” Read full tasting note
“Backlogging from this afternoon. Basic green bagged tea pretty much thrown into water of an unknown amount (but probably around 8oz) from an unknown source heated at an unknown temperature. Had...” Read full tasting note
“Part of the sampler from Bigelow that I’m still working my way through. I left two bags at home to use in Chloe, and brought one to work. I’ll wait to rate until I’ve had it brewed at the proper...” Read full tasting note
“Green tea is pretty simple. It’s green tea. What makes ours so special is that we use only hand-picked tea from high elevation gardens and then we gently process it, bringing out that natural flavor people have been enjoying for centuries. Our tea is not harsh, not too grassy but smooth and very delicate…easy to drink and enjoy the whole cup.”
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I oversteep this tea or use two bags in order to get a decent flavour out of it. It’s pleasant and very smooth. If I feel frisky, I’ll grab a bag of Oolong and steep them together for five minutes in an 8-ounce cup and add a drop or two of clover honey. I believe that honey and tea are God’s two greatest edible gifts and I rarely have one without the other.
It’s tea. That’s about all to be said for this one. It’s not a bad green to accompany food without getting in the way of it, but certainly nothing to write home about. I have to admit it makes me a little nostalgic though, as it reminds me of some of the cheap green teas I enjoyed as a student in Japan. I wouldn’t seek out this particular brand, but I certainly wouldn’t say no if offered a cup.