A New Fall Favorite Green Selection from TeaSwing
Tea : Swing Green Blend
Website: Swing Blend Green
Swing Blend is our in-house blended green tea prepared with a lot of permutation and combination in the laboratory. Past experiences and keeping in mind the specific requirement of customers, this blend is prepared for regular green tea drinkers. Its perfect mixture for blend makes this tea a unique blend of green tea
Water: 240 ml/ approximately 8 oz
Temperature: 195 F
Steep Time: 3 minutes for 3 gm
My Review System: https://artofthepair.com/tea-overview/
My Overall Impression (Score of 83.0 %)
Fall is almost here, and I can’t believe how fast the year has gone by. Sharing reviews with you has been a major highlight. As I was searching for my next tea to share with you, I wanted to go back to some green tea offerings. As much as I love black teas in colder weather, I was looking for something different.
TeaSwing’s Green Blend is a great tea at an even better value. Everything you would want from a green tea such as structure, smoothness, and no bitterness. Add on the vegetable flavors and this is one that I will be drinking to relax during the season. I’m getting ready to put-up outdoor Christmas lights soon (I’m Canadian so I can do it earlier before anyone complains) and I will have an insulated cup of this nearby to get me in the mood.
The price as of 9/25/23 is $6.79 for 100 gm.
- 100 gm / 3 gm for steeping = 33 cups
- 33 cups from package = 20.5 cents per cup
Typically, I double steep all my teas (use the tea twice) so I can get 66 cups or approximately 10 cents per cup. That fact alone makes it a steal but knowing that it has great flavor and structure makes this purchase even better.
- In the bag, it was a bit muted but did show toasted malt and herbal / vegetable notes.
- It reminded me of fennel bulbs roasted, thyme, oregano, and zucchini.
- Once brewed, the toasted malt was still there but the green notes of vegetables and dried herbs increased.
- I detected yellow squash, fresh lettuce, hints of seaweed, brine, and marzipan.
- It shows flavors of low toasted malt with vegetables and green lentils. Not sure why but it reminds me of vegetable stock.
- It has delicate notes of white pepper, summer squash and a touch of salty brine.
- Beautiful grassy notes finish the brew with softness.
- Very smooth easy drinking with very low bitterness that has lots of depth in the brew.
- It’s medium body with a great softness on the palate.
- Aromas (3.9/5)
- Flavors (8.3/10)
- Overall impression (4.4/5)
- Total score = 83.0 percent (16.6/20)
Foods to Pair and Why
- This would be lovely on hikes or working outside in the fall drinking this on its own as it’s quite refreshing.
- I would love to try this with pickled golden beets and summer squash.
- A great stir fry done Mediterranean Style with fresh oregano and thyme would be great match with the flavors, acidity, and body.
- I would love to pair this with Fall Vegetable soup for the same reasons above.
- Roasted Brussel sprouts with bacon would be a winner. Serve with some lightly sauteed chicken.