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Green as Tea

by victornguyen » Apr 9th 19 3:37 pm

I am such a noob it's not funny. Previous to two days ago, all I drank was Tetley Orange Pekoe bags. This past Christmas, my brother gave my dad some loose leaf Pumpkin Chai, Genmai Cha and Blueberry from David's and on a visit to my parents' this week I tried them all then started researching. Today I went to Teavana and bought my first loose leaf. I got a blackberry green and a Chocolate Banana herbal. I find the herbal a bit weak. Do they tend to be that way? It smells amazing but not much flavour. I tried using more tea and steeping almost 10 mins and still not much flavour. The other one is good but I think I'll try something not fruity next time cuz it reminds me of neocitran. Might be better iced. But I don't mean to be negative I am excited to learn more and can't wait to go shopping again!

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Re: Green as Tea

by AndrewGC » Apr 9th 19 7:21 pm

Welcome, victornguyen! Glad to have you here!

Let me know if you ever have any questions!

What temperature of water are you using to steep? It could be that the particular herbal tea you got was simply not to your liking!

Check out our offerings at Adagio! We have lots of herbals you might enjoy!
victornguyen wrote: I am such a noob it's not funny.

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Re: Green as Tea

by kukicha » Apr 10th 19 1:33 pm

victornguyen wrote: I got a......Chocolate Banana herbal. I find the herbal a bit weak. Do they tend to be that way?
Hello!
My experience with herbals is to always use boiling water on herbals to extract the most flavor from them, and to steep them for much longer periods of time. Instead of 2-3 minutes that I normally would for a bagged tea or a loose leaf in a tea ball, I steep my herbals anywhere from 6 minutes to 10 minutes. Also, it helps to cover the mug when steeping it.