Tea (rec.drink.tea) Discussion relating to tea, the world's second most consumed beverage (after water), made by infusing or boiling the leaves of the tea plant (C. sinensis or close relatives) in water.

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Okay, I have a package of lotus tea. It's marked in big letters
on the front "DAN TRA HOA SEN" which does mean Hoa Sen brand
lotus tea, and it has a picture of a lotus on the front.

It also has some analytical info on the bottom that I cannot
read:
Chi tieu chat luong TCNV 1455-93
Ham luong chat tan = 34%
Ham luong tanin = 20%
Do am = 7.5%

According to the package, it's sold by www.hoasentea.com in tran phu.

BUT, the interesting part comes with the English ingredients again:

INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Jasmine Flavor, Gandy, Natural again,
Natural Herb flavor.

Does anyone have any explanation for all of these different lotus teas
being sold as "Jasmine" in the US?
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Does anyone have any explanation for all of these different lotus teas
being sold as "Jasmine" in the US?
--scott



To be frank, as I always am, whoever packaged the stuff more than
likely assumed that the foreigners wouldn't know any difference. I
remember when I was in one Chinatown or another, it was sort of that
type of story all over the place. It is one reason as to why I am wary
of buying stuff abroad.

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Vietnamese tea from my experience can be marked almost anything. I have yet
to taste one that would be worth detailed investigation.
I like very much Chinese Lotus tea with actual lotus flowers but couple of
Vietnamese ones I bought were to perfumy for me.

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Okay, I have a package of lotus tea. It's marked in big letters
on the front "DAN TRA HOA SEN" which does mean Hoa Sen brand
lotus tea, and it has a picture of a lotus on the front.

It also has some analytical info on the bottom that I cannot
read:
Chi tieu chat luong TCNV 1455-93
Ham luong chat tan = 34%
Ham luong tanin = 20%
Do am = 7.5%

According to the package, it's sold by www.hoasentea.com in tran phu.

BUT, the interesting part comes with the English ingredients again:

INGREDIENTS: Green tea, Jasmine Flavor, Gandy, Natural again,
Natural Herb flavor.

Does anyone have any explanation for all of these different lotus teas
being sold as "Jasmine" in the US?
--scott
--
"C'est un Nagra. C'est suisse, et tres, tres precis."



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"Alex Chaihorsky" writes:

Vietnamese tea from my experience can be marked almost anything. I have yet
to taste one that would be worth detailed investigation.
I like very much Chinese Lotus tea with actual lotus flowers but couple of
Vietnamese ones I bought were to perfumy for me.


Che Xanh and Thai Nguyen are green teas that can be very good. I also
once had a very good black/red tea that I think is called Stone Mountain.

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Lewis Perin writes:

"Alex Chaihorsky" writes:

Vietnamese tea from my experience can be marked almost anything. I
have yet to taste one that would be worth detailed investigation.
I like very much Chinese Lotus tea with actual lotus flowers but
couple of Vietnamese ones I bought were to perfumy for me.


Che Xanh and Thai Nguyen are green teas that can be very good. I also
once had a very good black/red tea that I think is called Stone Mountain.


Whoops! I found my notes for that black/red tea. I liked it a lot
when I drank it a couple of years ago, but it's called Marble Mountain.

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