Review of co-op Green Tea

As a lady who enjoys her cups of tea on a daily basis I am always on the lookout for new teas to try. I have recently been trying a variety of green teas as it is a great tea to be enjoyed milk free so it is therefore perfect for dairy free me. As I was in my local co-op picking up a few essentials I thought that I should give their green tea a try.

I liked the simple design of the packaging with this tea. It was pale green with picture of cascading green tea leaves. Onto the ingredients well I found this a little strange as I couldn’t find one. To the front of the packet is labelled as fair trade green tea. As a result I could not see any allergens highlighted or any may contain warnings listed.

On opening the box I was greeted by a sealed foil package containing the teabags. I like this as it keeps the tea nice and fresh. On opening the package I was greeted by a subtle a faint aroma of a grassy meadow with very undertones of smokiness that I associate with green tea. This remained the same on my famous close up sniff test.

I placed the teabag in my teacup and added my slightly cooled freshly boiled hot water. I left the tea to infuse with the hot water as instructed. The hot water soon changed to a light green colour. The aroma from the tea intensified only slightly even on my close up sniff test. On sipping the tea I was able to taste the subtle grassiness with the smokiness element intermingled with this. This was slightly weaker compared to other green teas that I have tried. However, this resulted in a nice light and refreshing green tea.

So would I recommend this green tea, yes definitely. I liked the slightly weaker grassy and smoky aroma and flavour of this tea. So if you fancy a milk free tea, why not give this green tea a try. So thank you co-op for producing a nice light refreshing green tea.

89 Comments

  1. Joline
    August 16, 2017 / 1:52 am

    I love tea. I’m drinking tea right now as I’m typing this! πŸ™‚ Green tea is a staple at home, we find it’s great after dinner. So this is definitely right up our alley.

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:08 pm

      Oh I don’t normally have green tea after dinner I shall give it a try now. Thanks for stopping by.

  2. August 16, 2017 / 6:03 am

    I always enjoy a cup of tea on weekends, it calms the afternoon from a busy days of the week. I will check this brand when I go to duty free shop here.

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:09 pm

      Hi, yes you can’t beat a nice cup of tea to chill out. Let me know if you find this tea, thanks.

  3. August 16, 2017 / 9:04 am

    Sometimes I find green teas too strong so will have to give this a try #humpdaylinky

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:11 pm

      Yes they can be sometimes, if you try this tea please let me know what you think, thanks.

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:12 pm

      Thank you, are there any that you recommend , thanks.

  4. hannahmoynihan28gmailcom
    August 16, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Oh my goodness! First of all, I LOVE your teacup and saucer! I’ve just begun my own teacup collection, they are so beautiful! Glad I found this post and your blog, tea lovers unite! πŸ™‚

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you for your kind comments I really appreciate it. This is my teacup number 2 for my blog, my mum found it. I think I might start collecting soon as well.

  5. August 16, 2017 / 4:17 pm

    Nice pics too πŸ™‚

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:13 pm

      Thank you, do you like the tea cup, would you try this tea based on my review. Please let me know, thanks.

  6. laceyfitspo
    August 16, 2017 / 5:19 pm

    Love a good green tea! Really like it with jasmine infusions as well. Enjoyed this review πŸ™‚

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:14 pm

      Oh I’ve not tried that combination yet, is there any that you would recommend that i try? Thanks.

      • laceyfitspo
        August 16, 2017 / 8:16 pm

        I cannot remember the brand, but H&B sell a really nice one. It comes in a white box and each teabag is individually wrapped. Very fancy, but not overpriced!

        • August 16, 2017 / 8:42 pm

          Thank you I shall take a look next time I pop in.

  7. August 16, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    I too love green tea. Though I have never considered it smokey…unusual adjective to describe it. So the real question was the after affects. Green Tea often is stimulating though a milder version like the one you tried may not have had much at all. Did you get any caffeinated feelings?

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:17 pm

      Hi, no I didn’t get that caffeinated felling but i have a lot of tea so it never impacts on me in that way. Hi it may be unusual but thats what I thought at the time and others may indeed think completely differently.

  8. August 16, 2017 / 6:31 pm

    I keep meaning to make some iced green tea- I’m not much of a hot tea drinker. 😬 Do you think it would be good cold without anything added?

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:19 pm

      Hi, it might be. I don’t have that many cold teas to be honest.let me know if you try it. If you want to try a nice cold green tea, try TG green tea

  9. August 16, 2017 / 7:35 pm

    I will admit that I have never tried green tea, after reading this I am going to give it a try, especially as I know that I drink too much coffee #dreamteam@_karendennis

    • August 16, 2017 / 8:20 pm

      Hi, it can be an acquired taste, but a nice one. Just don’t use freshly boiled water as it can impact on it’s flavour. If you try some please let me know what you think, thanks.

  10. August 16, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Been wanting to try green tea in lieu of coffee but I’m in the hunt for a lighter taste with a not too strong aroma I think this would be a perfect fit! (Oh and that teacup is so cute!)

    • August 17, 2017 / 4:58 pm

      Hi, if you try this tea please let me know, thanks. The teacup was a gift from my mum for my blog.

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Hi, I think this may be a great tea for you to try then. Please let me know what you think if you give a try.

  11. August 17, 2017 / 12:00 am

    I adore tea and am always drinking breakfast tea . However, green tea is better for me but sometimes I find the taste a little strong for me. This tea seems to be more delicate and so would suit me better.

    • August 17, 2017 / 4:59 pm

      Hi, I peesaonlly found it to be a lighter green tea, as I agree some green teas can be a little strong. If you try this tea, please let me know what you think.

  12. August 17, 2017 / 1:36 am

    Nice and simple review. I am a tea drinker too.. Though most of the time I love brewed. But this would be another good option. Thanks!

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:00 pm

      Hi, I’m afraid brewed tea is a little string for milk free me. If you do decide to try this tea, please let me now what you think, thanks.

  13. August 17, 2017 / 8:21 am

    I too love green tea and also enjoyed your review. after reading it I will definitely try this light and refreshing green tea.

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:01 pm

      Hi, thank you for your kind comments, if you do try this tea, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  14. August 17, 2017 / 8:53 am

    I drink green tea every day, it’s so good for you, full of anti-oxidants. But I always buy organic green tea, just to avoid any harmful pesticides.
    #brillblogposts

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:02 pm

      Hi, it is indeed good for you. I try a variety of teas to review on my blog, but organic is always good.

  15. August 17, 2017 / 10:50 am

    I don’t like green tea but I’ll definitely give it a try…..

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Hi, if you do, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  16. August 17, 2017 / 3:53 pm

    Wow, that sounds like a lovely tea πŸ™‚ I should continue drinking tea more. I’ve fallen back to my old habit of drinking coffee (a lot) lately! Thank you for a lovely review πŸ™‚

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:11 pm

      Boo to coffee, you should give this tea a try, if you do please let me know what you think.

  17. Teaisawishyourheartmakes
    August 17, 2017 / 4:07 pm

    I Have a CoOp near my house but I’ve never tried any of their teas! πŸ’–πŸ΅ This does sound like it would make a super refreshing iced tea πŸ’–πŸ΅

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:12 pm

      Hi, I think it might well do. If you try it let me know what you think and any tips on how to have it chilled with your creative tea skills 😊.

      • Teaisawishyourheartmakes
        August 17, 2017 / 5:29 pm

        Haha I’ll let you know if I think of any πŸ’–

        • August 17, 2017 / 5:29 pm

          Thank you 😊

  18. August 17, 2017 / 4:13 pm

    I am moving into my grandparents for a couple of weeks and they live near a co-op. Green tea is my go to hot drink so I have taken a photo of this to test out. I just used one brand and want to try others.
    Lois x
    http://www.lifeasloismay.wordpress.com

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Hi, please let me know what you think when you try it. What tea do you drink at the moment?

  19. abbeylouisarose
    August 17, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    The colour of this tea is so tempting! My Mum and Dad are huge fans of green tea but they usually go for a Twinings variety, I’ll have to suggest that they try out this one! Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:13 pm

      Hi, yes I love Twinings as well, this is a great cheaper alternative.

  20. Kayleigh Zara
    August 17, 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I’ve tried this tea before and it’s definetely a gooden I love my tea really strong and so for me it wasn’t my favourite but I really enjoyed it x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:09 pm

      Hi, yes it certainly is a lighter tea, I prefer my tea weaker so that’s maybe why I enjoyed it. Do you have any recommendations of green teas that I should try, thanks.

  21. August 17, 2017 / 4:26 pm

    I’m also a big lover of tea. I’ve tried a lot of twinings range of flavoured green tea’s which are amazing if you want to change up the flavours throughout the day! I love your cup and saucer! They’re so pretty!!

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:04 pm

      Hi fellow tea lover. I drink a lot of Twinings as well and have their green teas on my list to try. I mix and match my teas up during the day as well. My teacup was a gift from my mum for my blog, I love it.

  22. August 17, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    Oh no! Another tea to add to my collection πŸ˜‚

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:05 pm

      Sorry πŸ™ˆ Please let me know what you think, thanks.

  23. August 17, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I’ve been really enjoying green tea lately especially the fruity flavoured ones, this one sounds really refreshing x

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:06 pm

      Hi, it sure is a nice green tea to try. Can you recommend any of the fruity ones to try, thanks.

      • August 17, 2017 / 5:13 pm

        I’m really enjoying the pineapple and grapefruit one! And also the twinings cherry bakewell is going down a treat x

        • August 17, 2017 / 5:16 pm

          Oh the pineapple one sounds nice, the bakewell is on my list, thanks for the info.

  24. August 17, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    This sound like a lovely, subtle green tea! I’ve been trying to cut back on caffeine lately, so I’ve been drinking much more green tea than usual. It’s nice for a milk-free pick me up!

    xx
    Emily
    emilyhallock.blogspot.com

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:07 pm

      Hi, just be careful and check the caffeine content of your green tea as you may be surprised. It sure is a nice milk free pick me up 😊.

  25. corinneandkirsty
    August 17, 2017 / 5:20 pm

    I love green teas, they can feel so refreshing! I also love to drink all my teas without milk, that way I get to taste it properly πŸ™‚

    Kirsty
    http://www.corinneandkirsty.com

    • August 17, 2017 / 5:25 pm

      Very true 😊

  26. Kate Parsons
    August 17, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I will have to try this! Tea is awesome.

    • August 18, 2017 / 5:58 am

      Hi, if you do, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  27. August 17, 2017 / 7:48 pm

    I dont drink tea anymore as I suffer with migraines but used to love it to chill out. Ive hear green tea is good and dont think that will bring on a migraine so will be giving it a go!!

    Sarah | sazsinclair.com xx

    • August 18, 2017 / 5:58 am

      Hi, green tea is indeed a great tea, be careful though if your migraines can be triggered by caffeine. Thanks for stopping by.

  28. August 18, 2017 / 4:07 am

    May have to see if I can get my hands on this for my husband. He loves green tea (so do I, but he moreso). Thanks for sharing!

    • August 18, 2017 / 5:57 am

      Hi, if you try this tea please let me know what you and your husband thin, thanks.

  29. August 18, 2017 / 6:21 am

    My mom and I live for tea…I am going to look for this tea in Dubai. Thanks for sharing!

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:24 am

      Oh I’m not sure if you will find it. If you do and try please let me know what you think, thanks.

  30. August 18, 2017 / 8:34 am

    I’m really not a fan of normal tea let alond green tea. But I’d love give it a shot some time later. Thanks for sharing. Great post.

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:50 pm

      Hi, do you prefer coffee instead? If you decide to try this tea, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  31. Ally
    August 18, 2017 / 10:00 am

    This looks really good! IΒ΄m a total tea lover and green teas are my life πŸ™‚ ThereΒ΄s nothing better than a cup of tea πŸ™‚

    Ally,
    http://www.inspo-book.blogspot.com

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:48 pm

      Do you think that you might be giving this tea a try then?

  32. August 18, 2017 / 2:45 pm

    I collect tea but I never get to drink them. Tjiss green tea looks heavenly!

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:46 pm

      Gosh I could never imagine not drinking my tea collection.

    • August 18, 2017 / 6:45 pm

      Hi, good luck cutting back on the caffeine. If you try this tea, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  33. August 19, 2017 / 6:39 am

    I’m not a huge fan of green tea, although I do quite like it cold and over ice which means subtle ones work really well for me. I don’t think we can get co-op branded stuff here but on my next trip home to the UK I’ll have to check it out.

    • August 19, 2017 / 6:57 am

      Hi, I need to try iced green tea more as several have asked if this tea would work well chilled, so I must give it a try. If you o get this tea, please let me know what you think, thanks.

  34. August 19, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    I like green tea hot or chilled. It is so refreshing and I always add just a tad bit of honey to my cup. I will try this brand of green tea. You made me interested by the way you described how it tastes.

    • August 19, 2017 / 1:43 pm

      Hi, I’ve not got that much of a sweet tooth but have been asked to try adding honey to tea before. I shall give this s try. Thanks for the tip. If you do try this tea please let me know what you think, thanks.

  35. Family on the wheels
    August 19, 2017 / 6:15 pm

    many people are moving away from using diary product and green tree is a grt alternative to start with.

    • August 19, 2017 / 6:24 pm

      Hi, it sure is a great tea if you are milk free like me. Thanks for stopping by, C.

  36. suchi
    August 19, 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I always enjoy a cup of tea in the afternoon on busy working days! Will definitely try this brand out when i get hold of this.

    • August 19, 2017 / 6:39 pm

      Please let me know what you think once you’ve given it a try, thanks.

  37. August 20, 2017 / 7:43 pm

    Ooohhhh I loveeee green tea! I always drink it when I wake up with a dot of honey and a little bit of lemon. I must try this one! <3

    whatevawears.co.uk

    • August 20, 2017 / 7:47 pm

      Hi, I’ve not tried this combination before but several people have recommended this so I shall have to give it a try.

  38. August 21, 2017 / 2:30 pm

    I love green tea, I haven’t had one in so long! I have some co-op ones in the cupboard will have one tonight now when I get home! #ForTheLoveOfBlog x

    • August 21, 2017 / 6:23 pm

      Oh I hope that you get time to relax and enjoy your cup of tea this evening. Thanks for stopping by, Chloe.

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