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Member since Jan. 15th, 2014. Reviewed 277 teas.
Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Japan
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Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan90 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Mar. 24th, 2016
This was surprisingly good. The flavor had a nice soothing aroma and taste in a "ah, this is the kind of food adults like" sort of way. It strikes me as a particularly good tea for certain brisk days.Read Full Review
The fact that I like it and that I got a decent size bag of loose leaf for about two and a half dollars makes it one...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Oct. 30th, 2015
I'm not big on genmaichas, but the light baked rice flavor in this one is comforting. It's nice when I'm in the mood for something savory, but not bitter. No spiciness or sweetness, the flavor is uncomplicated in a way that's nice sometimes. Read Full Review
Style: Matcha – Region: Japan70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Jan. 1st, 2015
Not a bad matcha. I used a little milk and think this would be even better with all milk instead out water. I like this kind of drink creamy. Also felt it needed some sweetness, so I added honey. This set of flavors blended very well. I'm looking forward to trying this tea a number of different ways. Read Full Review
Style: Matcha – Region: Japan70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Dec. 11th, 2014
I loved matcha in Japan, but I really need more practice brewing it. This matcha tastes of good quality and has a proper level of sweetness (not overdone). I like it, but I need to try it more to determine how best I like it. I do know that mixing in a little milk first to make a paste before adding the hot water makes...Read Full Review
Style: Sencha – Region: Japan57 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 2/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 30th, 2014
I found this at $5.75 for a 7 ounce bag, making it some of the cheapest loose leaf tea I've ever found. Excellent value!Read Full Review
That said, unfortunately, the tea goes bitter far too easily. The leaves are cut very small, allowing it to diffuse quickly. At the bottom of my cup are dark green fannings that couldn't be strain...
Style: Guricha – Region: Saga, Japan87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 4th, 2014
Very good tea. It has a slightly nutty, very vegetal scent and taste, which I love. The dry aroma is pungent and pleasant in the same way as the brewed tea. It tastes somewhere between a gyokuro and China Green Tips, by Tazo (if I'm remembering those flavors accurately). It hasn't caused me any throat irritation the wa...Read Full Review
Style: Sencha – Region: Kumamoto, Japan83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
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.Read Full Review
Update: A nice sitting down,...
Style: Sencha – Region: Japan87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Aug. 9th, 2014
Excellent sencha! This tastes exactly like the tea I had while living in Japan. Pleasantly grassy, smoothly savory with a light sweetness. Goes great with food too. Simply great tea. Highly recommended!Read Full Review
Each bag has quite a lot of tea in it, so I definitely recommend both a relatively short steep time and repeated i...
Style: Gyokuro – Region: Japan87 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Aug. 3rd, 2014
This is only the second gyokuro tea I've tried. Its flavor is exactly the way I remember Teavana's, making both of these excellent--but Arbor's far less expensive. So glad I was able to try this one!Read Full Review
The flavor is complex, balanced, and delicious. It naturally tastes a bit sweet so that adding any sweetener would be...
Style: Gyokuro – Region: Japan70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 2/5
Jun. 17th, 2014
Very nice green tea. It has a flavor somewhere between nutty and also fruity, if green tea were a fruit. Naturally sweet enough, it needs no sweetener. You'll want to steep it briefly and drink it somewhat quickly, as the taste can go bitter even after it's done steeping.Read Full Review
I only wish the price was lower.
Style: Sencha – Region: Japan60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 9th, 2014
A nice, simple green tea. The flavor is weaker than I would like, though. The aroma is likewise nice but too weak. I'd love to try a more robust version of this style tea.Read Full Review
Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan53 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
Mar. 9th, 2014
The toasted rice flavor is quite strong. Some sips it didn't do much for me, other sips the smoky flavor felt like something I could get used to. I'll be more sure once I've tried a couple more of the bags.Read Full Review
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