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Odoriferous Rex

(1 review)
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Top Leaf™ Green Tea from Mellow Monk

Style: Sencha – Region: Kumamoto, Japan

93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
Dec. 30th, 2014

This is my first review...ever..so cut me some slack:

I am new to pursuing specific qualities in tea - after being let down by my favorite big-name tea brand, I am trying out teas that are farmed more responsibly, and processed more simply. Mellow Monk meets those initial standards, as far as I can tell, sans trave...

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Kelsey

(142 reviews)
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Top Leaf™ Green Tea from Mellow Monk

Style: Sencha – Region: Kumamoto, Japan

90 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Nov. 24th, 2014

This was a great tea! It has a hearty vegetable flavor satisfied my taste buds like no other, and the smell was fantastic. I also loved the cheery bright green color!

I made one brew of this tea, letting it steep for 3 minutes, as suggested. I didn't get a chance to try other steepings, hopefully in the future I...

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Brytta Sóþword

(276 reviews)
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Top Leaf™ Green Tea from Mellow Monk

Style: Sencha – Region: Kumamoto, Japan

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: /10
Aug. 22nd, 2014

Very solid, smooth tea! The vegetal scent and flavor reminded me of tea in Japan, and I appreciated the bright green tint of the water. I've enjoyed a few cups of it already, but want to brew it again tomorrow, then give a fuller review once I've really had time to sit down and enjoy it.

Update: A nice sitting down,...

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Joshua Smith

(1 review)
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Top Leaf™ Green Tea from Mellow Monk

Style: Sencha – Region: Kumamoto, Japan

93 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
May. 20th, 2014

Picked this tea up on the recommendation of a friend, found it a good value.

Tea leaves are small, rolled, deep dark emerald green. Put 1tsp in about 8-10oz of water around 175 degrees F for brewing, for around 1:30.

Tea is very sweet, grassy, and fresh tasting. More of a green color than the cloudy yellow of som...

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Alex Zorach

(1266 reviews)
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Top Leaf™ Green Tea from Mellow Monk

Style: Sencha – Region: Kumamoto, Japan

90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5 Overall: /10
May. 16th, 2014

This is a mellow tea, and probably my favorite sencha I've ever tried, and I also think it is one that would have broad appeal. I found it very easy to brew, pleasantly aromatic, and relatively smooth in flavor, in every incarnation. I also found that it lasted through multiple infusions better than any other Japanes...

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