TEA REVIEW: Canton Tea Co – Green Dragon

Website: Canton Tea Co
Twitter: @cantontea
Facebook: Canton Tea Co
Company location: Bristol, UK

About 95% of the time I am not interested in reviewing flavoured teas, but this blend perked my interest because I enjoy these flavours (especially in Thai cuisine). Additionally, since this tea was blended by Phil Mumby, the Rare Tea Hunter, I knew it was worth trying.

Green Dragon

Green Dragon has an attractive dry leaf: it consists of large, flat green leaves and visible bits of spices. The dry leaf smells refreshing and bright, and I most notice the aroma of the lemon peel and oil. When infused, the liquor is alive with aroma – the lemongrass, lemon and licorice root shine. And the flavour of the liquor is very well balanced: whilst lemongrass and lemon are the predominate flavours, the licorice root provides a sweet undertone and the ginger provides a little tingle on the tongue. The licorice root and the ginger flavours are subtle, but they give the tea an additional layer of complexity.

With this tea being so flavourful, it can be paired nicely with some Asian food. Its refreshing spices also make it a great tea for the summer months, as it can be made into a great cold brew treat. As always, the Rare Tea Hunter blended a winner.

Retail price: 50 gram bag for £4 / 250 gram bag for £16


About teaxplorer

I grew up in the Midwest of the US and was introduced to tea at a very young age - unsweetened iced tea, that is! It was not until my early 20s, when I was seeking a lighter alternative to coffee, that I took tea drinking to a new level. I still remember my mother suggesting that I try putting milk in a cup of black tea (something that actually sounded a bit repulsive at the time, but I gave it a go). I quickly became tired of supermarket tea and started ordering teas from shops and companies all over the US. Throughout my 20s and now into my early 30s, pursuits in higher education studies, work opportunities and marriage have given me opportunities to live in the UK, Canada and Germany and travel around the world, which has sparked an even greater interest in tea and the culture of tea. This blog is my outlet to discuss my love of tea and show off some of my photos. All images and opinions on this blog are my own, unless stated otherwise. I retain copyright on all photographs, but please do not hesitate to contact me at teaxplorer@gmail.com if you wish to reproduce any of my images. Likewise, if you would like me to review and photograph any teas for you, please get in touch. I would be happy to hear from you. Thank you for stopping by my blog, and I hope you return many times! Happy drinking! Drew B (@teaxplorer)
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