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Last Updated: Feb. 16, 2016 

About Flavored Green Tea

Photo of Leaf of Citron Green from Adagio Teas by A Girl With Tea, © A Girl With Tea, CC BY 2.0
Flavored green tea is green tea that has been flavored with various ingredients. On RateTea, we list flavored green teas separately from pure green teas, which are listed in their own category.

Because of the distinct qualities of green tea, green teas are typically mixed with different flavorings from those used in black tea. Some flavorings, such as lemon or mint, are common with both types of tea. More recently, green Earl Grey has also become more popular.

Common traditional flavorings for green tea include fruit, toasted rice (genmaicha), flower petals (rose or jasmine), or ginseng.

High-quality flavored green teas typically include flavorings that are well-chosen to blend or harmonize with the characteristics of a carefully chosen base tea. Both Chinese and Japanese-style teas can be used as a base. Because of the tremendous diversity in the different styles of green tea, different teas blend best with different flavorings and ingredients.

When buying loose-leaf flavored green tea, we recommend looking at the different offerings that a company has, and seeing if they all use the same base tea. Companies with lower-quality teas will often use a single base tea and flavor it with different extracts. Companies can also use flavorings to mask lower-quality tea and thus generate a higher profit margin. We recommend seeking out blends where the flavorings are balanced with, rather than overpowering, the base tea.

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Gin-Zen Green Tea from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Ginseng Green Tea – Region: China
May. 18th, 2018

Chinese sencha tea made with ginseng, ginger, and pineapple. The description makes it seem exotic and potent, but it is fairly mild and not really very exciting.

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78 / 100
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Matcha iri Genmaicha from Harney and Sons

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
May. 14th, 2018

I should really stop posting first impressions. I often end up rewriting the whole review. This tea took some time to get used to. I disliked the toasted rice at first and wished it was just bancha and matcha, but then I realized that it's the combination of everything that makes this tea work: the bancha provides a ni...

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88 / 100
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Candy Cane Green Tea from Trader Joe's

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Blend
May. 13th, 2018

Straight up, this is a blatant, unapologetic and remarkably close approximation of Celestial Seasonings' Candy Cane Lane (one of my very favorite teas), right down to the decaf green tea, the rest of the ingredients list, and the square stringless flat bags housed in a gummed wax-paper pouch, within a similarly sized b...

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65 / 100
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Gen-mai Cha from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
Apr. 16th, 2018

It is sencha with toasted brown rice - I wonder who thought that up? This provides a little heft and cracker-like flavor to this green tea. I'm rating it in 2018, but I liked it a little more in some prior years.

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65 / 100
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Green Tea Blueberry from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: China
Apr. 10th, 2018

The picture is a little deceptive - it appears to be packed with dried blueberries, but so far I haven't seen any. It is a bland green tea with blueberry flavoring, which makes it taste like chewing gum. This would probably be OK in the summer, maybe on ice.

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Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
26
12 Ratings
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Green Ginger

Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
19
8 Ratings
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Green Tea Tropical

Brand:Mighty Leaf Tea
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
59
5 Ratings
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Cherry Marzipan (Skin Smart)

Brand:Tea Forte
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Sachet
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4 Ratings
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Green Tea with Peach

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Fruit Green Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
60
4 Ratings

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Jade Citrus Mint

Brand:Teavana
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Region:Blend
Caffeine:Caffeine Free
Leaf:Loose
95
3 Ratings
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Citron Green

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Fruit Green Tea
Region:China
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
89
3 Ratings
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Green Tea with Pomegranate

Brand:Bigelow Tea
Style:Fruit Green Tea
Region:?????
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Teabag
81
3 Ratings
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Genmai Cha

Brand:Adagio Teas
Style:Genmaicha
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
76
3 Ratings
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Lavender Sencha Green Tea

Brand:Wegmans
Style:Flavored Green Tea
Region:Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Leaf:Loose
65
3 Ratings

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