Home » People » Brytta Sóþword » Reviews
No Image

Brytta Sóþword

Tea Reviewer

Website

Member since Jan. 15th, 2014. Reviewed 285 teas.

Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Japan

Only Teas From
Only

Page 1 of 1 page with 12 results

Picture of Hoji-cha, Roasted Green Tea (Loose)

Hoji-cha, Roasted Green Tea (Loose) from Yamamotoyama

Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan

90 / 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.

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...

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Tea of Inquiry (Loose)

Tea of Inquiry (Loose) from Republic of Tea

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan

70 / 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.

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Matcha Green Tea

Matcha Green Tea from Green Foods

Style: Matcha – Region: Japan

70 / 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.

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Matcha Cafe Blend (Sweetened)

Matcha Cafe Blend (Sweetened) from Bare Tea

Style: Matcha – Region: Japan

70 / 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...

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Sencha (Sen-cha), Loose-leaf

Sencha (Sen-cha), Loose-leaf from Yamamotoyama

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan

57 / 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!

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...

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Ureshino Tama Ryokucha

Ureshino Tama Ryokucha from Wegmans

Style: Guricha – Region: Saga, Japan

87 / 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...

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Top Leaf™ Green Tea

Top Leaf™ Green Tea from Mellow Monk

Style: Sencha – Region: Kumamoto, Japan

83 / 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.

Update: A nice sitting down,...

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Japanese Sencha

Japanese Sencha from Bare Tea

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan

87 / 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!

Each bag has quite a lot of tea in it, so I definitely recommend both a relatively short steep time and repeated i...

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Gyokuro Green Tea

Gyokuro Green Tea from Arbor Teas

Style: Gyokuro – Region: Japan

87 / 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!

The flavor is complex, balanced, and delicious. It naturally tastes a bit sweet so that adding any sweetener would be...

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea

Gyokuro Imperial Green Tea from Teavana

Style: Gyokuro – Region: Japan

70 / 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.

I only wish the price was lower.

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Organic Sencha

Organic Sencha from Eden Organic

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan

60 / 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.

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review
Picture of Bancha Hojicha

Bancha Hojicha from Choice Organic Teas

Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan

53 / 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.

Link Link to This Review
Read Full Review

Page 1 of 1 page with 12 results