Green Tea Ginseng (ITO EN)

Tuesday is Iced Tea Review day!

There really aren't a lot of companies around which can claim to have revolutionized industries thousands of years old. ITO EN is just one of those companies, and their Green Tea Ginseng bottled iced green tea is just one of many delicious byproducts!

Quick Info

FAB* Rating 3/3/3
Company ITO EN
Blend Name Green Tea Ginseng
Iced Tea Base Green Tea
Country of Origin Japan
Package Type Bottled
Price per Package $1.50 USD
Quantity 16 fl-oz
 
*Flavor, Aroma, Boldness

ITO EN developed the airtight bottling method for tea. This process ensures that air doesn't break down the flavor of the teas before you can crack that bottle open. Revolutionary in its own right, this invention places ITO EN in its own category.

The Green Tea Ginseng blend has a pleasing honey-gold color to it clearly seen through the bottle. I felt it calling to me... asking me to drink it.

Once the bottle was open I clearly caught the lightly sweet notes of Ginseng in the aroma. However, there was a decidedly robust tone of vegetal almost spinachy strong Japanese green tea in this aroma as well. Surprising to me at the time, but not altogether unexpected.

This brew is not particularly bold, but it is slightly bitter. I would almost compare it to the sour pucker of a pear. The ginseng offers a clearly sweet balance to the mildly strong green tea used here.

I would recommend this tea to fans of Sencha, Bancha or a clean Gyokuro. The vegetal flavors will please your palate and the ginseng with offer a sweet refresher for every tastebud. Savor each sip.

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