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.

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89 thoughts on “Review of co-op Green Tea

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

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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?

    • 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.

    • 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.

  4. 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!)

  5. 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.

  6. Wow, that sounds like a lovely tea 🙂 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 🙂

  7. 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

    • 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.

  8. 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!!

    • 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

  12. 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.

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