I was able to sample this tea, along with a few other Artisan Collection teas, over the last couple weeks.
While I like green tea it does tend to be too light of a tea for me to drink regularly and I find it can go from pleasant to bitter, quickly, if I don’t babysit it so I tend to reach for a green tea blend when I do reach for it. That said, I think this is a decent green tea on its own. It has enough flavor one could drink it without adding any sweetener to it, but I prefer it with a bit.
Definitely keep to the 1-2 minute steeping rule and make sure to dunk the bag a bit instead of just letting the bag hang out in the cup as it will help draw the tea’s flavor out a bit more.
I’ve been able to steep 3 cups of tea from one bag thus far without noticing a drop-off in flavor that was considerable enough to stop me from attempting a 4th cup. So, it’s a decent value given how many cups of tea I was able to get from one bag.
While this isn’t a tea I would buy for myself, it’s definitely not one I’d avoid if offered, either.
Flavors: Green, Herbaceous, Smoked