Burnside Classic Spring Green Tea


Burnside is among the best producers of high-quality orthodox green teas in India. Their tea is distinct for their semi-ball rolled appearance that produce a bright lemony cup that's tipped with concentrated, rich-textured and high-fired flavors. These greens require a very short steep and taste best steaming hot.

the experience



Lifted notes of burnt food and cooked greens




The liquor is thick, slightly brisk, and ample in the mouth. Heady charred notes, similar to tobacco, smoke, and burnt wood dominate the cup. Mellow notes of cooked greens overlap the high-fired ones, lending thickness to a brisk cup.


Ideal with roasts, grilled meat, soft cheeses, antipasti, tikkas.

dry leaf


Toasty and vegetal, marked by notes of charred greens, hints of tobacco and melon rind


Short, semi ball-rolled dark olive green leaves, some with yellow hues.



Burnt, woody and vegetal


Bright olive green cut leaves

steeping notes

cold filtered O2 Rich Water


Tea Leaves



180 fl oz

80-85 oF

1.0 tsp / 2.5 g

3 mins

Recommended number of steeps - one


Drink Plain

Feb 21, 2017

18 Reviews


  • Smooth Body 12
  • Freshness 12
  • Great Aroma 6
  • Unique Flavor Profile 6
  • High Quality 5


  • Bitter if Over-Steeped 7
  • No Flavor 1
  • Weak 1
  • Strong 0

Best Served

  • Anytime 7
  • Afternoon 4
  • Evening 2
  • Morning 2
  • Dessert Tea 1


Jan. 15, 2017

Interesting/Compelling Taste for a Green Tea

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, Unique Flavor Profile.

The liquor offers a dark green coloration and has a smooth and slightly smoky aroma. The taste is robust, rocking between a spinach-like bitterness/astringency and a playful taste with hints of sweet pea. It's a consistently vegetal tea, but has some character to it. The mouthfeel that remains is somehow dry and slick at the same time. If you want a compelling green tea experience, be a bit generous with the leaves when steeping this and you won't regret it. Green tea can often come across as a singular-tasting experience; however, this Burnside when brewed strongly, brings a smooth feeling, and pleasingly challenging green tea experience. A great pick-me-up on a cold winter afternoon, which is how I enjoyed it.


May 17, 2016

strong tea, slightly bitter

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon.

Love the strong taste, even if it does have a little bitterness.


March 31, 2016

Very nice tea- I would drink this any time of day

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Anytime.

This is a very nice light green color when brewed. I love the smooth flavor. No bitter like you can get in some green teas. Very fresh, love the smell of the leaves. I would drink this any time of day hot or iced.


March 14, 2016

Smooth seaweed plesure

Likes : Great Aroma.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

A great, all-around, green tea even for those who are not overly into green teas, as long as it is not over-steeped in which case it can become very bitter. The taste is simple enough to drink anytime but is not mind-blowing. Smooth body and the seaweed reminds you of spring/summer holidays. Reviewed as part of theTeabox subscription program.


Dec. 22, 2015

Great evening tea

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Evening.

Delicious, great for relaxing at night.


Nov. 30, 2015

Makes for a great tea when you are feeling under the weather

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Best Served : Afternoon.

When I saw that the tea was seaweed infused i was tentative about trying it but i'm sat here with my 3rd cup wanting more!


Nov. 13, 2015

Perfectly Smooth

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

This is very drinkable for a daily drinker, not super amazing or stunning, but fresh and pleasant. Reviewed as part of the Teabox subscription program.


Nov. 7, 2015

Smooth but not overly complex

Likes : Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

This tea is very smooth with a mild astringency. It's a good green. Basic and very drinkable, but not exotic or different.


Oct. 27, 2015

Very nice!

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Best Served : Anytime.

Light, fresh, smooth, low caffeine green tea. Very drinkable!


Oct. 4, 2015

Good tea fresh

Likes : Freshness.

Good tea, fresh, balanced flavor


Sept. 15, 2015


Likes : High Quality, Unique Flavor Profile.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Dessert Tea.

The best green tea I have ever sampled. Simply excellent. Great as a dessert tea as well as for an iced tea.


Aug. 19, 2015

Burnside Classic Spring Nilgiri Green

Likes : Freshness.

Dislikes : No Flavor, Bitter if Over-Steeped.

This tea looked nice. The smell (cream, and seaweed) was a turn-off. It didn't smell bad, just, like seaweed. Perhaps I will grow into that aroma, but as of now, it's strange. The taste was that of underwater plants as well. The flavor is OK. I will definitely finish the sample, but more than likely not get it again.


Aug. 4, 2015

Good for slow thoughtful sips

Likes : Freshness, Unique Flavor Profile.

Reminded me of the ocean but a little sweeter than briny. A great tea to drink slowly and savor.


July 22, 2015

Smooth tea....doesn't quite satisfy

Likes : Freshness, Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Weak.

Best Served : Anytime.

Steep for exactly 3 minutes from 178 degrees to 181 degrees F. I found that 179 degrees F works best. Tea is smooth but far from satisfying. Color of tea after steeping, pleasantly relaxing


July 21, 2015

Slightly Smokey Green

Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime, Afternoon.

Still drinking tea at work. Still not an ideal circumstance. Alas. This tea has a very pleasing yellow color when brewed, and a very light aroma. When the tea first enters the mouth it's sweet, with the tiniest hint of smoke after it's been swallowed. It's a very smooth tea. There's a bit of astringency, and the smokey-sweet lingers for a bit. It can be a bit bitter if over-steeped, which is fine in my case - I like it like that. The bite helps me wake up. I've been drinking this in the afternoon, but it could be drunk anytime.


July 17, 2015


Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Morning, Afternoon, Evening.

Not the best green tea I have ever had but its also not the worst.


June 17, 2015

Healthy and Good Quality

Likes : Freshness, Great Aroma, Smooth Body, High Quality.

Best Served : Anytime.

I soak fresh tea tree leaves in hot water for 5 hours, then drink it. I drink around 1 liter of green tea water a day. Feels fresh and light all day! They have very nice offers on this site and the quality is great.

Andrew Morphou

May 4, 2015

Great for anytime of the day

Likes : Smooth Body.

Dislikes : Bitter if Over-Steeped.

Best Served : Anytime.

Mild and easy to drink. Do not oversteep, three minutes is plenty. Smokey aroma