Green Tea .YAMAmotoYAMAJuly 18, 2006 at 11:58 pm | Posted in Green Tea, just green tea, Tea Reviews | Leave a comment
YMY tea bags .(box says manufactured in USA…ok ,the little teabags say on them ‘packaged’ in the USA)
~1.5$/box of 16 ‘aluminium’ teabags (it was on ‘sale’ at ralphs) (–> ~24$/lb)
in 194F water, ~ 4min,
taste: yup, good, does indeed taste like ‘real’ green tea, although very dilute, but can still perceive some grass taste, some tiny oily flavor. (on one 6min steep of 2bags a fishy flavor came out but the astringent-tannins were more overpowering).
CBW (cold water) ~ 20min, wow we are at the pier! strong fishy smell! wow, did not expect this from a bagged tea. flavor still lacks green.
taste: ok… flavor 4/7, tannin 2/7, bitter 0/7.
final: even tho powerful green flavor is lacking, overall its an ok tea. buy again: YES. (unless fresh looseleaf is available).
~~~ interesting thing was: it was not with the other teas… at Ralph’s… it was in the ‘asian food’ section…?! and there were only 2-3 boxes of green and 2-3 boxes of genmaicha…