Review of Herbal Green

4 of 104 of 55 of 568 of 100

I haven't had a bad offering from Murchie's yet, and this one isn't either. Of the herbs used to flavor the Chinese green tea (lemongrass, ginger, peppermint, fennel, and lemon peel), I can taste the fennel and lemongrass best, and the peppermint least. Since peppermint tends to be a potent, dominating kind of herb, they must use only a few minuscule pieces of it per bag. The herbs do overpower the green tea, which doesn't bother me. Still, one gets whatever micro-nutritive benefits that green tea confers. This tastes just like what Spar Bergkrauter herbal tea (reviewed elsewhere) wanted to be, in a positive way, but without the ingredient that gave Bergkrauter a flavor generously described as resembling dish detergent.

Overall, Murchie's Herbal Green is a very smooth, mellow, well-balanced, reasonably harmonized, drinkable, friendly product, though not as strong in flavor or aroma as I prefer, nor as bold in both regards as Murchie's other teas that I've chugged. The dry-bag and in-cup aromas are weak, though the wet-bag smell perks up.

If you like to make green iced tea, I bet this would be a great choice. I recommend it for folks who like quality herbal green-tea mixes in general, without paying through the nose. The value is outstanding as long as the Canadian dollar has a favorable exchange rate, which has been the case the past few years.

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