drank Zen by Tazo
74 tasting notes

Be careful not to overheat this tea or steep for too long. Before I really got super into tea I would just boil water like usual and drop this bag in a teacup for 5 or so minutes. Blech. That will result in some pretty overtly strong tea and those gross tannins that come out when you overcook Green Tea.

Now that I have a real tea kettle (thank you Cuisinart!) with temperature controls and am more careful not to leave the tea bag in too long, this is great. It is a bit minty which isn’t a huge thing for me but the lemongrass addition is really nice. It’s a great green tea and quite tasty and enjoyable, just don’t put it in boiling water like I’ve been doing for years!

175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Hello fellow tea nerds!

I’m Canadian and my parents are South African, plus I lived in England and Australia as a kid… so I’m rockin some pretty mad British Empire vibe and thus I’ve been a tea fan for quite some time. I am now totally hooked on loose-leaf. It’s super fun to try a bazillion new kinds of tea and choose the right one for a given moment in a day.

My favourite teas are well balanced, mild, maybe fruity/citrusy or with interesting flavours (eg: silk oolongs, grapefruit green rooibos, jasmine silver needle white tea, melon white tea). I also like a solid malty British or other bold style black teas with some oomph (eg: Yunnan Golden Tips, PG Tips).

Let’s nerd out together about why tea is so friggin’ epic!


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