China Green Tips Filterbag
Linger in the pure, steam-fired broth of this first-flush green tea thinking clear, peaceful thoughts. Like watching mist rise off a thermal spring, hidden behind a wooded glen and only accessible by trampoline.
Ratings & Reviews
Page 1 of 1 page with 4 reviewsA decent bagged tea available everywhere (and I mean EVERYWHERE) that Starbucks is served - offices, Barnes & Noble, airports, even the local library - I can get a quick cup of this in a pinch. Vegetal and green - a bit "dry" tasting - so I add sweetener sometimes. (For shame, I know!) I love green teas but this is just average.
The following review is of China Green Tips in a normal tea bag, as opposed to the whole-leaf satchet version.
True to its name, the aroma and the flavor of China Green Tips are indeed similar to the vegetal and fresh qualities of a Zhejiang green tea made from small and vibrant leaves. Apart from its basic characteristics, this tea does not have a lot of complexity, but complexity is not really necessary given the basic style and price-point here. Overall, for tea in a tea bag, China Green Tips is quite authentic.
Note that the infusion for this tea should be done in a controlled and careful way. It is easy to scald the leaves or infuse the tea too much. Some past experience with Chinese green teas is a big help. With that being said, this tea can be really great (for a tea bag tea, that is).
Alex Zorach (1274 reviews) on Dec. 7th, 2010
Aroma was a bit muddled, vaguely toasty, fairly vegetal, and with only a hint of grassiness. Warmer, and less crisp and refreshing than I like. I like Zhejiang greens and this was definitely a step up from most Chinese green tea in teabags, but it was step down from even the average loose-leaf green tea I've had from a number of companies
I strongly prefer the newer, full-leaf version of this in sachets, which is now served in Starbucks. It's more expensive but I think it's markedly higher quality.
Tim Kress-Spatz (1 reviews) on Dec. 4th, 2009
Overall it has a good flavor, moderate in intensity, and rarely comes out bitter.
I like to brew this is very warm, but not hot water, for about 2.5-3 minutes.
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