Green tea from Cambodia

Made from leaves that have not been oxidized.

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Green tea from Cambodia

by David80 » Jan 23rd 18 7:18 pm

Hi,

I received this gift from Cambodia.

Although the label referred to green tea, I have to say that the taste is completely different from the green tea I was used to.

Could you tell me why?

Thank you.

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Re: Green tea from Cambodia

by john.b » Jan 29th 18 5:00 am

The product label says it's jasmine green tea. It should taste more like jasmine flowers than green tea if it's typical.

It's not so unusual for jasmine to be overpowering if they've used a flavoring process involving any sort of solvent to speed up the flavoring transfer from flowers to tea, versus just layering the two and letting it mix in naturally, or chopping a limited volume of flowers and mixing them in with the tea.

Cambodian tea isn't so easy to find, even in Cambodia, at least per my experience visiting there.

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Re: Green tea from Cambodia

by jayinhk » Jan 29th 18 6:48 am

john.b wrote: The product label says it's jasmine green tea. It should taste more like jasmine flowers than green tea if it's typical.

It's not so unusual for jasmine to be overpowering if they've used a flavoring process involving any sort of solvent to speed up the flavoring transfer from flowers to tea, versus just layering the two and letting it mix in naturally, or chopping a limited volume of flowers and mixing them in with the tea.

Cambodian tea isn't so easy to find, even in Cambodia, at least per my experience visiting there.
Most tea consumed in Cambodia is imported, much of it from Vietnam or China. I bought some Cambodian green tea there. It was incredibly smokey!

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Re: Green tea from Cambodia

by David80 » Jan 29th 18 7:54 pm

john.b wrote: The product label says it's jasmine green tea.
Believe me you don't taste at all the jasmine

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Re: Green tea from Cambodia

by jayinhk » Feb 1st 18 9:47 am

David80 wrote:
john.b wrote: The product label says it's jasmine green tea.
Believe me you don't taste at all the jasmine
Do you taste smoke?

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Re: Green tea from Cambodia

by David80 » Feb 1st 18 8:38 pm

jayinhk wrote: Do you taste smoke?
No, not at all.
What I mean is that the taste is very (too!!!) different from that of Twining's green tea (for example).
I wonder if it is perhaps not really tea?

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Re: Green tea from Cambodia

by jayinhk » Feb 2nd 18 3:55 am

David80 wrote:
jayinhk wrote: Do you taste smoke?
No, not at all.
What I mean is that the taste is very (too!!!) different from that of Twining's green tea (for example).
I wonder if it is perhaps not really tea?
That's a major manufacturer. It's definitely tea. Is this your first loose leaf green tea?