Ten years ago, when the Taster's Choice column was launched, we compared the flavors of green tea after brewing and seeping tea bags of each brand. Today, green tea is so popular that several manufacturers sell bottles and jugs of the brews, ready to drink. In fact, we found nine bottled, canned or otherwise pre-made green teas at local grocery stores. The brands had different aromas as well as different colors and strengths. These teas were not for the jolt-seeking tea drinkers. The smooth, green teas were very light and offered less caffeine than black tea.
Kathy Saunders, Times correspondent