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Brytta Sóþword

(285 reviews)
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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...

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Amanda

(338 reviews)
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Ureshino Tama Ryokucha from Wegmans

Style: Guricha – Region: Saga, Japan

77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5
Sep. 28th, 2013

The aroma of this tea is a wonderfully mild mix of chestnuts, scupernongs, and a touch of citrus. Once brewed the leaves take on a more hay aroma which blends really nicely with the chestnut.

The taste is very mild and delicious! Sweetness with mild vegetal aftertastes. I will have to get my hands on more of this o...

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Kelsey

(142 reviews)
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Ureshino Tama Ryokucha from Wegmans

Style: Guricha – Region: Saga, Japan

63 / 100 Aroma: 6/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 3/5
May. 25th, 2013

I haven't had much Guricha so I can't compare this tea -- overall I thought it was good.

I liked this tea warm -- it was smooth and had a subtle flavor.

My only qualm was that it tasted a little burnt and strong when it got cold -- blech! I wouldn't recommend this for an iced tea.

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Alex Zorach

(1276 reviews)
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Ureshino Tama Ryokucha from Wegmans

Style: Guricha – Region: Saga, Japan

80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5
Apr. 29th, 2013

A high-end Japanese green tea, which I found infuses fast and is tricky to steep more than once. The first cup is excellent, but I was a bit let down overall, especially with how tough this one is to brew multiple times.

This tea was so similar to Wegmans' Okumidori Sencha in color and smell (and was the same exact...

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