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Alex Zorach

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"Ara Cha" Premium Japanese Green Tea from Takaokaya

Style: Aracha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan

82 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Jul. 3rd, 2020

I purchased this at a Cantonese grocery store in Edison, NJ.

I really liked this. It is a high-end Japanese tea, but is unsorted, meaning that it also contains larger pieces of leaf and stem, something that is often missing from the higher-quality teas. As such I find it has a bolder flavor and more complex aroma.

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Sen-Cha from Takaokaya

Style: Sencha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan

60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 3/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 11th, 2014

Not a bad sencha. Not a great one either. This is the sort of tea you drink on a daily basis without any sort of sentimental attachment, until the brand implements changes years on and you find yourself nostalgic for the old packaging of your youth.

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Houji-Cha from Takaokaya

Style: Hojicha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Sep. 27th, 2014

The same things that I said about ITO-EN's hojicha apply to this brand--except for the fact that I enjoy this one just a bit better. I find there to be a bit more strength in this version, and I'm a person that seeks out strong tea.

This product listing is slightly inaccurate, however; this is not a loose tea. I do...

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Alex Zorach

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Genmai-Cha from Takaokaya

Style: Genmaicha – Region: Shizuoka, Japan

63 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 5/5
Aug. 17th, 2011

Very mild, mellow flavor, but without being bland. This was good quality for a tea bag, and given that the tea bag did not seem to have the most generous quantity of leaf.

The brew is cloudy, as expected for a blend containing matcha, and the aroma is mostly of popcorn. More popcorn-like and less toasty than other...

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