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China Green Tips Filterbag

4 ratings
Picture of China Green Tips Filterbag
Brand:Tazo Tea
Style:Green Tea
Region:Zhejiang, China
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This tea's info last updated: Dec. 25, 2013

Commercial Description

Linger in the pure, steam-fired broth of this first-flush green tea thinking clear, peaceful thoughts. Like watching mist rise off a thermal spring, hidden behind a wooded glen and only accessible by trampoline.

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57 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
(167 reviews) on
A decent bagged tea available everywhere (and I mean EVERYWHERE) that Starbucks is served - offices, Barnes & Noble, airports, even the local library - I can get a quick cup of this in a pinch. Vegetal and green - a bit "dry" tasting - so I add sweetener sometimes. (For shame, I know!) I love green teas but this is just average.
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73 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
(23 reviews) on
The following review is of China Green Tips in a normal tea bag, as opposed to the whole-leaf satchet version.

True to its name, the aroma and the flavor of China Green Tips are indeed similar to the vegetal and fresh qualities of a Zhejiang green tea made from small and vibrant leaves. Apart from its basic characteristics, this tea does not have a lot of complexity, but complexity is not really necessary given the basic style and price-point here. Overall, for tea in a tea bag, China Green Tips is quite authentic.

Note that the infusion for this tea should be done in a controlled and careful way. It is easy to scald the leaves or infuse the tea too much. Some past experience with Chinese green teas is a big help. With that being said, this tea can be really great (for a tea bag tea, that is).
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57 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
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Served in a Starbucks. I was impressed with this for a tea bag, but it really did not compare to the majority of the loose-leaf green tea I buy.

Aroma was a bit muddled, vaguely toasty, fairly vegetal, and with only a hint of grassiness. Warmer, and less crisp and refreshing than I like. I like Zhejiang greens and this was definitely a step up from most Chinese green tea in teabags, but it was step down from even the average loose-leaf green tea I've had from a number of companies

I strongly prefer the newer, full-leaf version of this in sachets, which is now served in Starbucks. It's more expensive but I think it's markedly higher quality.
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60 Aroma: 2/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
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While not the most gourmet of teas, this tea is very easy to find at most grocery stores and Starbucks in metropolitan US areas.

Overall it has a good flavor, moderate in intensity, and rarely comes out bitter.

I like to brew this is very warm, but not hot water, for about 2.5-3 minutes.
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