Green Tea Super Antioxidant

4
Percentile
6 ratings
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Brand:Yogi Tea
Style:Wellness Tea / Medicinal Tea
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Region:Blend
Loose/teabag:Teabag
Product page:Green Tea Super Antioxidant

This tea's info last updated: Mar. 1, 2018

Commercial Description

Our special formulation of organic green tea with grapeseed and amla extracts—all naturally potent antioxidants—helps restore a feeling of youthful energy.* Lemongrass adds bright, citrus flavor, while jasmine green tea lends natural floral notes.

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Reviewer pic44 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 2/5
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A co-worker who drinks a lot of medicinal herbal teas left me this and regurgitated not the tea itself, but the claim that it "helps reduce free radicals". My response: "How? By imprisoning the radicals?" Smart-aleck retorts aside, I'm wary of teas that make a bunch of health claims that aren't solidly backed medically. So I won't evaluate those, especially not knowing how many radicals I have released vs. incarcerated in my physiological justice system. :-)

As with many Yogi offerings, this has a bunch of ingredients—10 to be specific, led by green tea, and including four (alfalfa, grapeseed extract, emblic fruit/amla extract, and Irish moss) I've not had in tea before. My aunt was big into distributing Shaklee nutritional supplements when I was a kid, and used to supply my parents with surplus alfalfa tablets she couldn't sell, so I know how that stuff tastes alone (like lawn clippings). I've used grapeseed oil, so that's no bother. The embic fruit appears in scientifically dubious Ayurvedic medicine, but doesn't seem harmful in and of itself, from what I've read. A bunch of different plants are called Irish moss (seaweed, perennial terrestrial ground covers, and more), so I don't know what the heck that is. I've had tea made almost wholly from Icelandic moss (a lichen), but I don't think this is that. Oh well...down the hatch!

The dry bag and in-cup smells are very weak, mostly reminiscent of green tea with earthy, straw-like tone, neither particularly pleasant nor offputting. The flavor basically is a taste-bud rendering of same—stronger, but only in a relative way (say, 4 on a 1–10 scale of power vs. 2 at best for the aroma). Aftertaste was stronger still (say, 5 on the same scale, but still far from blow-your-face-off potency). As for flavor quality, my best word to describe it is: weird. It's a haystraw/green-tea mix, with an occasional whiff of a somewhat astringent floral like marigold. The wet-bag smell brings out the floral element more, and despite being the least important or useful stage, actually is the most pleasant part of the sensory experience overall. In summary, I only would buy this stuff if I believed its putative health claims. I don't, so that's that, for this, for me!
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Reviewer pic63 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
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This Yogi tea not only helps control my appetite but it helps me to bounce around all day with out getting tired. I just drink two-three cups a day. Its flavour is ok, too. I am 67 years old and have been drinking this tea for many years now.
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Reviewer pic47 Aroma: 4/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 3/5
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Doesn't have enough flavor.
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Reviewer pic33 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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It's too earthy. It just does not have a flavor or aroma that stands up to the other varieties of Yogi green teas the way I hoped it would. I would like to be able to speak for its medicinal qualities and say that is the real reason you should buy it, but I cannot report feeling any healthier after drinking this tea for a week than I feel after a week of drinking Yogi's pomegranate Green Tea (of course, pomegranate has antioxidant qualities, as well).
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Reviewer pic27 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 2/5
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Aroma is dominantly a sort of strange, light, earthy smell. There's some tea presence in the aroma but it's weak, generic, and takes a back burner. The tea is smooth...not much bitterness, but overall, not much flavor, even when brewed in a rather small cup for 3 or more minutes.

While I usually respect Yogi's approach to medicinal teas, and have found some of them to be both delicious and effective at treating various ailments, I think this one is getting into more wishy-washy zones with its vague health claims. There's no science behind the claim that antioxidants are universally good for you, and I've seen some evidence that supplements (as opposed to drinking tea and other antioxidant-rich foods naturally) actually can have some adverse effects...and this tea strikes me more as an antioxidant supplement than a beverage. And as a beverage, it just doesn't taste good.
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Reviewer pic43 Aroma: 3/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 4/5
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There is just something about this tea I don't like! Overly citrus flavor and not satisfying enough. Only feels worth it if you keep telling yourself it's good for you while drinking it.
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