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Web: www.yamamotoyama.com
Phone (909) 594-7356
Last Updated: Aug. 13, 2018

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About Yamamotoyama

Box of Organic Green Tea Bags
Yamamotoyama is a brand of tea owned by the Yamamoto of Orient / Yamamotoyama of America company. The company was established in 1690 and started doing business in the U.S. in 1975. In 1993, Yamamotoyama acquired Stash Tea in what the Portland Business Journal described as a "bitter takeover battle".[1]

Yamamotoyama almost exclusively sells Japanese green teas, except for a few other teas. Its teas are widely available in Asian specialty stores, and a few of its products are sometimes found in supermarkets. Most of its widely available products are in teabags, although it also does sell loose tea.

Some of the teabags used in Yamamotoyama's products are 100% biodegradable, made of PLA from corn. Yamamotoyama has recently started selling a number of organic teas as well. Although it is better known for selling teabags, Yamamotoyama also sells loose teas.

Yamamotoyama also sells sushi supplies.

References:

1. Teaports steeps Russia export plan, Portland Business Journal, May 23, 1997.


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Tchuggin' Okie
(182 reviews)
56 / 100
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Jasmine Tea (16 ct.)

Style: Jasmine Tea – Region: China
Jan. 7th, 2018

I've only tried and reviewed a few jasmine greens so far, but Yamamotoyama's is the first whose jasmine aroma (dry bag and wet cup) clearly stood as vastly stronger than the flavor. The jasmine taste was detectable, no mistaking it, but couldn't deliver on the promise made by the smell. The aroma took me back to warm...

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D. Gray
(24 reviews)
75 / 100
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Sencha (Sen-cha), Loose-leaf

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan
Jul. 10th, 2017

This is one of my go-to green teas for daily drinking. It has a vegetal flavor with some greener, sweeter hints, but really isn't as sweet as fukamushi (green tea with a longer steaming period) or gyokuro (green tea that's shaded before harvesting). But, I like how unobtrusive it is. It's easy to drink this as a drink ...

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80 / 100
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Hoji-cha, Roasted Green Tea (Loose)

Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan
Jul. 10th, 2017

This tea has a beautiful, roasted scent and flavor. Depending upon how it's brewed, sometimes I taste hints of vegetal green tea. Other times, it's largely a roasted flavor without any bitterness and only a slight astringency, if any. It really reminds me of autumn, and it imparts this relaxing feeling that really help...

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Difflugia
(82 reviews)
65 / 100
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Organic Decaf Sencha Green Tea Bag

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan
Apr. 24th, 2017

This decaf certainly smells delicious. The dry teabag smells just like a sencha should. It's fresh, grassy, and a little seaweed. The tea is fine fannings, almost dust.

The tea steeps a bright green. The aroma, though a bit muted, is vegetal, like raw green beans.

The first taste is a strong, but pleasant bittern...

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Virginia Mastromarino
(6 reviews)
90 / 100
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Hoji-cha, Roasted Green Tea (Loose)

Style: Hojicha – Region: Japan
Oct. 4th, 2016

This is a very special tea. Its aroma and flavor transport you to magical places. I love this tea.

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