Green Tea - Classic
This page is for the caffeinated version. See also Green Tea Decaffenated (Classic).
A favorite throughout the Far East this tea creates a fragrant, light, and mellow brew reputed to have many healthy properties.
Ratings & Reviews
Page 1 of 1 page with 10 reviewsSimple and does the job if you're looking for regular green tea.
As many others have said, it's not really a bad green tea. It's just so mediocre in every respect.
If I only had this tea and no other, I would certainly drink it though...it is tea after all :)
I steeped it for 2 1/2 minutes.
This tea is basic, not much of an aroma, plain flavor but a good value. Definitely don’t leave the teabag in too long or the taste is bitter.
I feel a little bad rating this so low because it's not that bad a tea--but there are so many better options out there that I feel like I can't find any justification for rating it higher. This tea has little scent and barely any flavor, and it doesn't even have enough of a kick to justify drinking it purely for the caffeine.
Not that I'd choose Lipton either--I prefer ITO-EN or Yamamotoyama or Takaokaya or Twinings or even the mysterious tins of cheap loose leaf that I get from the grocery store, labeled only in Chinese, which never run out. Anything.
And to be fair this is definitely better than nothing, but Bigelow has much better offerings than this. They seem to do well with those sweet herbal teas that I think of as the "serve to people who hate tea" teas, and if you want to try something caffeinated their green tea with pomegranate blend is also quite sweet. And, hey, if you're a person who hates the taste of green tea and yet still maintain some sort of masochistic commitment to drinking it, this might be just the tea for you!
no smell at all, no flavor, no anything...nothing to rate!! pretty much gets a zero score....but nothing negative...
Meh. Typical green-tasting grassy green conveniently bagged, easily acquirable tea. Not a holy grail by any means - but I'll take this over a cuppa Lipton any day! And, yes, I had this in an old law firm I worked at years back. (Office tea!) And at cheap delis in Philly and NYC.
Oh - and now in 2014 we have this & Lemon lift on hand in the office.
Alex Zorach (1284 reviews) on Feb. 12th, 2012
Recognizable as a Chinese tea (some brands, like Twinings, use Japanese tea or at least a Japanese style of tea for their basic green tea), but otherwise somewhat generic. Golden amber in color, not very vegetal or grassy, and rather flat tasting. Flavor is somewhat muted: I think I prefer green teas that are both sharper and more aromatic.
To my tastes, Bigelow offers some much better flavored teas and herbal blends. And in this price range, Ten Ren and Foojoy both offer Chinese green teas I strongly prefer to this one.
That said, I still find this tea drinkable, and there are a lot of green teas in tea bags that I find much worse--and completely unpalatable. So Bigelow does have something going with this one!
This is the green tea in my office; perhaps that alone makes me dislike it more. Maybe I'm unsophisticated, but I take the aroma to be weak and bland, not delicate. It has a very light body, and fairly pale copper hue. The flavor is mild, and lacks both the grassiness and the roastiness that I associate with most decent standard bagged green teas. To Jenna's point, I have never found it bitter, even when I oversteep it (such as when I take a call and forget it is steeping). If I were buying, I'd pick Lipton (which is less expensive) ten times out of ten. But I get this for free at work, so...
This tea is pretty good. Not too vegetal for my taste. I don't usually like high-quality green teas, so this tea must not be very high-quality. I added cream and sugar.
Jenna T. Drinker (33 reviews) on Dec. 3rd, 2010
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