Organic Green Tea - Organic

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Brand:Trader Joe's
Style:Green Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Nilgiri, India
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Organic Green Tea

This tea's info last updated: Feb. 28, 2018

Commercial Description

...from Korakundah, in Southern India, where the tea is grown at an elevation of about 8,000 feet. It’s steamed, not pan fried like many green teas. In the cup, our Organic Green Tea takes on a golden color, and delivers rich, grassy flavors and a slightly astringent finish...

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Reviewer pic61 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 4/5
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Landing at a Trader Joe's store in Tucson while on a photography road trip out thataway, I bought a box of this, as a presumably acceptable substitute for some of the truly terrible, off-brand and store-brand (here's looking at you, Great Value) bagged green teas offered at motels and campgrounds. It was, but still falls well short of the best bagged green teas I've tried.

Flavor- and aroma-wise, and adjusted for volume (150% more in a TJ's bag), this product is remarkably similar to Uncle Lee's Organic Green Tea. In fact, my review description of that one, "slightly above-average, but not outstanding, bagged green tea available at a price that's hard to top", applies just as well here. I suppose it's fitting that I just ran out of my 100-pack of Uncle Lee's and can swap in what's left of this 50-ct box in its pantry spot, for a quick fix of tolerable but not great, cheap green tea.

One advantage is that the flavor is strong enough to mostly offset poor water quality at some of these places I travel. However, the strength is in both good elements (surprisingly rich vegetal and toasted-rice components) and bad (pretty heavy on bitterness and astringency for a plain green tea). It also might mask poor water quality visually too, since the liquid brews up opaque, and not clear like a better green tea. Dry-bag aroma was weak. The wet bag smelled much better; in fact, it was rich and lacked those bad elements in the taste.

[Edit: Now that I've had a couple dozen bags, I can report that four or five have split open in the cup. I hope this is just a weakness in this box/batch and not a systemic deficiency with the manufacturing.]
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Reviewer pic37 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
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This is a Mediocre, easy to find (at every TJ's) green tea with a slight "green grassy" taste. Not horrible, but not delicious. There are way better teas (some cheaper, some more expensive) that simply taste fresher and better.

Seemed a little stale tasting - even though I just bought it. Well, at least I did not spend much!
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Reviewer pic30 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 1/5
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I thought this was pretty terrible. Steeped for 3 minutes with 180F degree water.

Cup is almost aroma-less...reminds me a little bit of Bigelow's Green Tea, but I thought less enjoyable. Tastes a lot like some decaf tea...flat. There's some herbaceous quality in the aroma, like celery, a faint honey-like finish, but I'm mainly getting cardboard and paper smells.

Flavor is somewhat bold, but not in a pleasant way. Moderately astringent.

I poured this out without drinking much. It's among the worst green teas I've tried in a tea bag. I think Trader Joe's would do well to work on their tea selection. It seems to lag far behind the quality of the other products in their stores.
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