Green Tea

Picture of Green Tea
Brand:Red Mansion
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:China
Loose/teabag:Loose

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 7, 2018

Commercial Description

As black tea is still the beverage of choice, many people become aware of benefits the green tea leaf can offer. Green tea is in its purest form that is not going throught any fermentation like black tea. During fermentation, the structure of tea leaf is altered. For this reason, green tea becomes more and more popular and becomes a better choice.

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Reviewer pic80 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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My round green paper cylinder of this tea does not look like the one pictured, nor does the tea resemble the 1st reviewer's tea leaves.

I was given this tea by someone who was returning from the Phillipines and/or Singapore so perhaps it is packaged differently and a different source.

The leaves are not dry and almost no twigs. Almost all the type is in Chinese except for "Red Mansion" and the description as green tea (same as given on this page).

It is not terribly aromatic and definitely astringent but not in a bad way.

I have no idea of cost (being gifted it) but it probably was not expensive. I like it very much and reach for it before Jasmine tea.
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Reviewer pic50 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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My dad bought this at an Asian market and I tried it. The dry leaf of this tea has a dark, dusty, and wiry appearance, with a lot of twigs but also with a surprising abundance of silvery tips--more than I'd expect from a tea in this price range. The leaf is not very aromatic though; it didn't smell terribly fresh.

Upon brewing though, a rich aroma comes forth, which is surprisingly complex: toasty, slightly smoky, and with both fruity and grassy qualities.

Flavor is sour and there is an astringent finish. The flavor is more like bancha than any other Chinese tea I've sampled, but it has a smokiness that bancha never has.

This tea was very cheap: 7.5 ounces for $6.50. I've had much worse teas in a higher price range, but I still prefer paying more for better tea, and believe it or not, I've had better green tea cheaper as well. I don't think I'd recommend this one, when there are teas from Starway importers that are under $5 for 6 ounces that struck me as much higher quality AND come in a metal tin.
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