Celestial Seasonings Decaf Green
Just Your Basic Pure Green Tea
Summary : Not a bad green tea at all. But nothing totally
inspiring either. The tea has a nice, light green tea taste. But being
a bagged tea, it lacks the "sweeping" flavor that a quality loose-leaf
green tea has.
Review : I was saving this tea to taste immediately after
I tasted the Authentic
Green Tea from Celestial Seasonings. This way,
I could make a comparison between the two teas.
The aroma of this tea outside of the foil wrapper was encouraging. Reason?
It basically smelled exactly like the non-decaffeinated version of the
Here is what Celestial Seasonings has to say about their Authentic
Green Tea. "Our full-bodied brew has everything you seek from
a fine quality Green Tea, but you can enjoy its smooth flavor anytime
- this one won't keep you up at night. We take out the caffeine and
leave in the natural goodness using a compound that occurs naturally
in the tea leaves."
As this is a "pure" green tea, nothing has been added to
it. There is no flavors. No infusions. Just pure green tea leaves,
although the leaves have undergone a decaffeination process.
It should be stated that this tea is NOT caffeine free. Few decaffeinated
green teas are. Instead, this tea just has significantly less caffeine
than a standard, pure green tea. This tea has 5mg of caffeine per 8
ounce cup. By comparison, the non-decaffeinated version of Celestial
Seasonings Green Tea has 30mg per cup.
I'll have to give Celestial Seasonings credit. This isn't a bad green
tea - for being decaffeinated. The tea nearly tastes the same as their
non-decaf version. Yet, while tasting nearly the same, this tea definitely
has a weaker flavor. The taste is the same - just not as strong.
This tea also avoids the bitter after-taste that I've come across
in decaf green teas. Indeed, the after-taste is so fleeting you'll
hardly even know there is an after-taste.
Recommendation : Yes, as for a decaffeinated green
tea, this isn't that bad at all. Tastes similar to the non-decaf version,
just has a weaker flavor.
Tea Information and Brewing Instructions
- Tea Reviewed : Decaffeinated Green Tea
- Manufacturer : Celestial Seasonings
- Available from :
Celestial Seasonings Tea at Amazon.com
- Type of Tea : Green Tea
- Leaf Type : Bagged
- Date of Review : November 20th, 2006
- Tea Rating :
- Brewing Instructions : Pour 1 cup of near boiling
(not actually boiling) water over the tea bag. Let brew 3-4 minutes.
Do NOT let brew beyond 5 minutes, otherwise a bitter taste awaits
your future. I let the tea brew for 3.5 minutes and I had no complaints.
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