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Heather J.

(73 reviews)
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Japanese Black Tea from Simpson & Vail

Style: Black Tea – Region: Japan

98 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Jan. 1st, 2023

This is a really wonderful tea! It’s not astringent or bitter at all but it’s still thick bodied and flavorful! It’s a black tea but it has notes of green tea flavor! It even has a subtle toasty grain flavor which is suggestive of genmaicha. I love it!

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Alex Zorach

(1447 reviews)
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Japanese Black Tea from Simpson & Vail

Style: Black Tea – Region: Japan

97 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 18th, 2022

I was really impressed by this tea. I found it delightful, and also easy to brew and easy to drink. Smooth, aromatic, and pleasing in flavor. I've only ever tried one other black tea from Japan, but this one was by far the better of the two, and ranks among the top-tier black teas I've sampled from any region.

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JGS1122

(105 reviews)
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Organic Black Benifuki from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Kagoshima, Japan

83 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5
Nov. 21st, 2015

Nice amber liquor, mild flavor, pleasant taste.

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Alex Zorach

(1447 reviews)
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Kocha Japanese Black from Far West Trading Company

Style: Black Tea – Region: Japan

77 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5
Dec. 20th, 2010

There is something very muted and controlled about this tea. It reminds me of a high-grown Ceylon, from Nuwara Eliya, and I would probably believe it if someone labeled it as such. A faint malty aroma is barely present under a light, rice-like quality. Only a faint bitterness in the aftertaste, and very little astri...

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JGS1122

(105 reviews)
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Black Ikumi from Upton Tea Imports

Style: Black Tea – Region: Shizuoka, Japan

100 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 5/5
Nov. 26th, 2010

Very enjoyable subtle flavor.

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