Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Iced Green Teabags

Tea: Iced Green Teabags
Vendor: Den's Tea
Price: $5.85 / 10 teabags
Source: Shizuoka, Japan
Vendor Description: Den’s Iced Green Tea is non-flavored tea with a natural and simple taste. It is a perfect summer companion for any type of food.

Teabag: These teabags are a bit different from the traditional teabags. They do not have the normal string attached to them, as they are intended to be inserted into a bottle of water and not removed. The bag itself is a small tetrahedral style mesh teabag. The leaf is very small in size and has a fair amount of a sencha like dust coating everything.

Brewing: To brew this tea I inserted one teabag into a cold bottle of water and left it in the refrigerator for an hour. I then poured the tea into a cup for tasting.

Infusion: This tea was very surprising. It had a thick rich flavor that reminded me of a Yutakamidori. The tea is very creamy, and yet the flavor isn't too strong. It is very bold and full bodied. The tea is rather murky and green, but not too opaque. The body of the tea does not feel like it matches the aftertaste though, the aftertaste of the tea feels empty.

Rating: 7/10

Conclusion: These are a very good option for tea on the go, or if you want some iced tea somewhere that it is not convenient to brew it one of the traditional ways. The price is not that bad. One of the unfortunate aspects of these though is that they are not individually packaged. You get one bag with 10 bags in it. The bag is resealable, but individually wrapped bags would be nicer for portability.

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