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The Subject: Green Tea from PG Tips, a Unilever Co.
Water temperature: 160° F
Steeping time: 2 minutes (see comments)
Tea type: Green
Scents, flavorings, etc.: N/A
Aroma, dry: Fresh, planty, grassy
Aroma in the cup, plain: Grassy, slightly smoky
Taste, plain: Mild, grassy, slightly smoky, slightly astringent
Aroma in the cup, enhanced: N/A
Taste, enhanced: N/A
2nd Infusion: Lighter color, milder flavor
Chilled: Didn’t try
Little Yellow Teapot here. Every once in awhile, my humans like to cut open a teabag to see what’s inside. They did it with Bentley’s Oriental Treasure White Tea, and the experience proved very educational. So, you guessed it, they did the same with this tea.
In the bag:
Out of the bag:
Okay, I’m all done commenting. Back to my humans.
Thanks, Little Yellow, yes indeed a look inside this teabag was illuminating. For one thing, this is not a bunch of teadust. One look and you can see that this is made of tea leaves that have been finely processed. There’s a big difference.
We also did something pretty rare for bagged tea: a 2nd infusion. We cut open 2 teabags (we needed to do one for the photo but didn’t want to waste it, so we dumped it in the pot and cut open a 2nd teabag). Each infusion was 2 cups of water over that loose tea in the pot.
Recommendation: Do your 1st infusion. Set the liquid aside. Do a 2nd infusion from the same bag. Combine the liquid from both infusions into one container. You will get one infusion that’s not too strong, not too light, mild, a hint of grassiness, and no astringency.
We didn’t try this chilled. It was too yummy. Before we knew it, the liquid from both infusions was all gone. Next time.
Disclaimer: This tea was provided by the company named. However, the rating of the tea and any opinions concerning it are always strictly objective.