Tea: Ureshino Tama Ryokucha

A Tamaryokucha (Guricha) from Wegmans

Picture of Ureshino Tama Ryokucha
Brand:Wegmans
Style:Tamaryokucha (Guricha)
Region:Saga, Japan
Caffeine:Caffeinated
Loose?Loose
# Ratings:4 View All

Review of Ureshino Tama Ryokucha

AromaFlavorValueTotal
9 of 105 of 53 of 587 of 100
SuperbExcellentReasonable

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 way that the Tazo tea did, though, which is great! The flavor was quite present, but I wouldn't have minded it being even stronger. I'll be very tempted to use more than a teaspoon's worth of leaf next time.

I brewed this tea at 180 °F for a minute and half and didn't have any problem with bitterness being created. I'll have to look into more Guricha style teas.

I tried this tea chilled and hot with a few drops of lemon juice. Both were quite tasty. If you like lemon, it blends well and a little goes a long way. Also, if you didn't use quite enough leaf and the tea looks a bit light, letting the tea sit and warm at a low temperature is a good way to concentrate the flavor. It doesn't seem to go bitter in the mean time.

I don't know the cost of this one, so I left it as a 3 on the value measurement.

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