Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Shizuoka, Japan
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Style: Sencha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 20th, 2015
An exceptional sencha from a tea bag; without a doubt the best sencha I've ever tried from a tea bag, and better than a lot of examples of loose-leaf tea.Read Full Review
The dry tea bag has a very fresh and pleasing aroma, like loose-leaf sencha of very good quality, suggesting sweetness.
Brews a very light-colored cup with a b...
Style: Hojicha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Apr. 16th, 2015
The aroma of this tea is fairly mild, on the lightly toasted spectrum of Houjicha, blending a faint sweetness with autumn leaves and a touch of loam. Towards the finish there is a blend of nutty and toasted seaweed, giving it a savory, umami finish.Read Full Review
The taste starts a touch smoky and very umami, with strong toasted ...
Style: Sencha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 11th, 2014
Not a bad sencha. Not a great one either. This is the sort of tea you drink on a daily basis without any sort of sentimental attachment, until the brand implements changes years on and you find yourself nostalgic for the old packaging of your youth.Read Full Review
Style: Hojicha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 27th, 2014
The same things that I said about ITO-EN's hojicha apply to this brand--except for the fact that I enjoy this one just a bit better. I find there to be a bit more strength in this version, and I'm a person that seeks out strong tea.Read Full Review
This product listing is slightly inaccurate, however; this is not a loose tea. I do...
Style: Sencha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan73 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 19th, 2014
The aroma is sweet and green, fresh grass and kelp with a touch of artichoke cover the vegetal end. Chestnut and very faint citrus notes cover the mild sweetness. This tea is very much so the 'ideal' of a Sencha, basically it smells exactly like you expect a Sencha to smell like.Read Full Review
The taste is a fantastic blend of fr...
Style: Sencha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Feb. 11th, 2014
I have been drinking more organic teas lately, as they are becoming more available. This deep steamed Fukamushi Sencha from Den's Tea has been a great find with excellent flavor and aroma. It is a bit pricy but worthwhile as the steaming releases nuances that brew up very quickly for several steeps. Read Full Review
Overall light v...
Style: Kukicha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Oct. 9th, 2013
The aroma is delicious! Vegetal with notes of artichoke and a hint of chestnut with an underlying hint of kelp. There is also a sweetness that just mixes perfectly with the other aromas. Once brewed it takes on a woodsy aroma with oddly, a hint of lime. It certainly smells like stems and I like that. Read Full Review
The taste very...
Style: Bancha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 9th, 2013
This is truly an "upgraded" Bancha, picked just after first flush from the larger, thicker base of the leaves. More astringent than sencha, but well balanced in flavor and aroma. I love the grassy flavor and feel it leaves in your mouth.Read Full Review
Den's Bancha Suruga is wonderfully refreshing when brewed as per their instruct...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 18th, 2011
I am a big fan of Genmaicha and was really happy when Den's included this loose sample in with the rest of my latest order. (They do offer this in tea bags as well) I never had matcha mixed with Genmaicha before, and was a bit skeptical, but was happily surprised from the moment I opened the pouch. The sweet aroma of m...Read Full Review
Style: Sencha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 18th, 2011
At the moment, this is probably my favorite everyday loose tea. Fukamushi Senchas are deep steamed when they are processed, making them exceptionally quick to brew, and letting them release their rich vegetal flavor in two to four steepings. Many can be a bit finicky to brew, but not this one from Den's. Read Full Review
The first ...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 17th, 2011
Very mild, mellow flavor, but without being bland. This was good quality for a tea bag, and given that the tea bag did not seem to have the most generous quantity of leaf.Read Full Review
The brew is cloudy, as expected for a blend containing matcha, and the aroma is mostly of popcorn. More popcorn-like and less toasty than other...
Style: Sencha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan63 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Nov. 3rd, 2010
Brews a clear golden color, less opaque than most Sencha. Aroma seaweedy and vegetal, and only slightly grassy. Relatively smooth flavor, with a little astringency and bitterness. Overall this is a very typical sencha. Nothing about it stands out.Read Full Review
Rishi's brewing instructions result in a cup that on the weak sid...
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