Bangkok Green Tea Blend from Harney & Sons

bangkokTea Information:

Leaf Type:  Green

Where to Buy:  Harney & Sons

Tea Description:

The rich flavors of Thailand are the inspiration for this tasty blend. It is a combination of green tea, lemongrass, vanilla, coconut and ginger.

Learn more about this tea here.

Taster’s Review:

This tea really surprised me.  I expected a strong ginger flavor from it, and while I can definitely taste the ginger in this Bangkok Green Tea Blend from Harney & Sons, the ginger is remarkably subdued … it offers a slight peppery taste but, not at all what I expected!

I guess that’s because so often in blends with ginger in them, the ginger just takes over!  But this blend has been masterfully crafted to provide just enough ginger to give it a gentle nudge of ginger but not enough for the full-on kick in the mouth that ginger is sometimes known to give.

I love the way the flavors come together here.  The green tea has a soft, silky mouthfeel and a taste that is slightly buttery, sweet, and with a lovely vegetative note.  The buttery tones are accentuated by the presence of lemongrass, which gives the cup a lovely citrus-y note that is especially noticeable in the aftertaste (I’m getting a slight citrus-y tartness in the aftertaste).

The vanilla gives the cup a creaminess but this certainly doesn’t taste overly “vanilla-y” … I notice just a little bit of vanilla’s sweetness and the creamy taste and texture of it, but not a profound vanilla note.  And as I eluded to earlier, the ginger is just enough for a slight peppery note on the tongue …

I really enjoyed this.  I like the way the flavors are all balanced together … I taste each of the components without any one of them overpowering the others.  A surprisingly good cuppa!

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