Sunday, July 1, 2012

Harney and Sons Bangkok (Pyramid Bag)

Country of Origin: not listed
Leaf Appearance: flat, dark green
Ingredients: green tea, lemongrass, vanilla, coconut and ginger
Steep time: 3 minutes
Water Temperature: 175 degrees
Preparation Method: ceramic mug
Liquor: pale gold

Harney's describes this tea as being Thai inspired and I would say that is pretty spot on. It was tropical without being overly sweet or fruity. The base green tea was light and vegetal while the coconut and vanilla dominated the flavor palate. The lemongrass and ginger came through as a mild aftertaste. There was a tiny bit of astringency but that added a refreshing dry finish to each sip. The leaves practically exploded in the pyramid bag after steeping. I could not believe how much bigger they got. Overall this was a very nice tea, especially for one that I picked up at Duane Reade! I would definitely recommend this tea.

Purchase this tea here.

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