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Yamamotoyama


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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Whiskey
(44 reviews)
78 / 100
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Genmai-Cha (Loose-leaf)

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Japan
May. 7th, 2020

I really like this genmaicha. Aside from tea in Asian restaurants, this is the only genmaicha that I've ever tasted. The kind that I have (I'm not sure if they've changed the recipe or not) has sorghum in addition to rice. It has a great, nutty, roasted flavor. There isn't much caffeine to it. I'm amazed that this tea ...

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pocketroid
(1 review)
50 / 100
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Organic Decaf Sencha Green Tea Bag

Style: Sencha – Region: Japan
Feb. 12th, 2020

Standard decaf green tea. I would not distinguish this as a special "sencha" one might look for. I was hoping Yamamotoyama's decaf sencha would taste like sencha, but it just tastes like standard chinese decaf bulk cheap teabag tea. The taste of every decaf green tea I have tried is the same. The process of de-caffeina...

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Brytta Sóþword
(321 reviews)
59 / 100
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I picked up this tea at a grocery store on a whim. The tea bags appear filled with dust. There is much better tea out there, but this is drinkable if nothing else is available. I may have to bring this to work to share with folks who might like it more. :-)

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Tchuggin' Okie
(272 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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Difflugia
(150 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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