Over the last couple of months I’ve been trying out 3 different blends of green tea from Tg Green Tea. The brand is co-founded by Hua He and Sophia Nadur out of a love for good quality green tea and a frustration to find it reasonably priced. They’ve worked together to create Tg Green Tea and I think they’ve created a wonderful brand full of passion and delicious teas they can be proud of.
I’m clearly not alone in thinking that they’ve created a quality product. The teas have received 3 gold stars in the 2015/2016 Great Taste Awards.
I’ve been a fan of green tea for many years and I’m always keen to try out new brands and blends. Sophia kindly sent over the full selection of their tea pouches for me to try out and I’m very excited to be sharing them with you today.
I was pleased to discover that Tg Green Tea are part of the Ethical Tea Partnership. I like to support brands with strong ethics and a passion for the product. I was also delighted to find out that the tea is organic. The tea comes from a plantation on the Dao Ren mountain peak that has been certified as organic since 1995.
Each blend comes in handy resealable pouches. Within each bag there are 15 pyramid tea bags and I’ve found that I can reuse 1 tea bag 2/3 times to get the most out of it. I always think that’s a good sign of a high quality tea. You’ll be pleased to hear that there are no added flavourings to these teas. They’re all natural and each pouch is filled with quality leaves.
The branding of the tea is also well worth mentioning. I think Tg Green Tea have done a lovely job creating a stand-out packaging with bold colours on a sleek black background.
The first of the teas I tried (and quickly made my way through) was Green Tea with Jujube & Osmanthus. I was drawn to the beautiful pink on the packaging and intrigued by the blend; Green Tea (70%), Jujube Fruit (25%) and Osmanthus Flower (5%).
The first sip of tea is very much a lovely soft taste of green tea which is then quickly followed by subtle fruity and floral notes. I was originally expecting this tea to have a much stronger fruityness to it. However, I really enjoyed the subtle blend and found it ideal for drinking throughout the day, especially with the lovely warm weather we’ve had.
Next up is Green Tea with Ginger & Lemon Zest. This tea combines 3 of my favourite morning essentials. The full ingredients of the blend: Green Tea (78%), Ginger (12%) and Lemon Peel (10%).
I throughly enjoyed this tea. It has a good zesty kick (but not overpowering) which I really liked to help kick-start my day. If you’re not a fan of ginger or lemon then I’d suggest going for the classic green tea. If you’re looking to try something new or simply love ginger and lemon then I think you’ll like this tea.
I’ll be repurchasing this tea again for the upcoming colder months.
Finally we have the original Green Tea. The ingredients of this pouch are very simple; 100% green tea.
This green tea was a delight to drink. It has a soft, dry flavour and is not at all bitter. I only have a couple of bags left but I’m keen to get my hands on more. I found this tea very comforting to drink first thing in the morning or even just before lunch time.
If you’re new to green tea then give this tea a try and avoid the usual supermarket brands. Although there are some supermarket brands I enjoy they’re never as good as the real deal. There are many green teas on the market and a lot of them are very bitter and can give someone new to the world of green tea the wrong first impression.
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