Tea: Green Tea

A Sencha from Twinings

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I should preface this by saying before discovering twinnings, the only teas I were used to were the walmart bargain brands. So, my expectations were exceptionally low. I had just seen that it was the most expensive Green Tea at walmart, and being one that enjoys Green Tea for it's health benefits, I figured i'd try the best that Walmart had to offer. Upon openinig the bag, I was impressed that there was more in the Tea Bag of the Twinings brand. Nearly twice as much as the bargain brand.

So I went ahead and made a tea with it that I let steep for 5 minutes. I have to say, I absolutely loved it. The taste, The aroma, they were leagues ahead of the generic walmart brand and I really enjoyed that. I feel like this was my re-introduction into actually going to greater lengths to acquire higher quality teas. So if you're reading this and you're drinking a bargain tea, give Twinings to try a tea with a good degree of quality comparatively speaking. If you're drinking a green tea for health, you should at least get one that's made in a way that can benefit your health. :P

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Alex Zorach wrote:
on October 6th, 2017

Hello, and welcome to RateTea, and thank you for your first reviews!

You have definitely noticed a trend here...inexpensive generic brands, like those sold at Wal-Mart and dollar stores, often keep their price down by putting less leaf in the bag...it's sort of a "dirty little trick" that keeps people from realizing they're actually getting less product than they are, because the tea bag conveniently packages things into a single serving size.

I will say, if your tastes are at all like mine, don't give up your search, because it gets a lot better than Twinings as far as green tea is concerned. I tend to think Twinings strength lies in the British-style black teas; in tea bags my favorite of theirs is the basic Ceylon, I also like the Irish Breakfast.

Depending on where you live you might need to go online to get better green teas, but there are a number of brands that I sometimes see in stores that I think are much stronger in the green tea department; Yamamotoyama comes to mind for Japanese teas, Ten Ren (a little less widely available) or Foojoy (inexpensive but surprisingly good, definitely not in the same category as most cheap brands) for Chinese ones.

And please get in touch if you have any questions about tea or about the site! The contact form on the site goes right to my email!

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