Taste and smell is clean and crisp. It almost tastes like chinese white tea to me, but stronger. It also has slight notes of that artichoke-like flavor I seem to be getting from the teas I’ve been drinking from the region lately.
105 Tasting Notes
I think this is the last green tea in my current batch of samples. This one calls for a short steep time and pretty low temperature. The scent while it brews is very rich and making me antsy to try it. Taste wise it is a little on the light side (but not too light), and unmistakably in the green category, but it also has some stuff going on that reminds me of an oolong. It has the buttery- vegetal sencha type notes, but there are also some minerally, lightly floral, almost roasty notes to it that I tend to associate with oolong teas. There is a fleeting aftertaste that is a bit sweet.
I am getting the taste notes I expect out of a good sencha: buttery, vegetal, and seaweedy. It has a little bit of a sweetness (and something else I cannot quite place) in the background. It is a bit little thicker in body than similar teas I’ve had as of late, and the taste lingers in the mouth a little. Yet another sencha I like quite a bit.
Taste: This is surprisingly light and clean on taste and mouthfeel considering how dark it brewed up. I find it has that refreshing classic tea taste for the most part, with a little toastiness. I usually prefer teas like this iced, but it is good hot as well. This one is even better with some sugar.
Smells sweet and jasminey in the bag (of course). I didn’t think the jasmine was too strong or bitter like one of the other reviews. Like most white teas, I found this to be a light, clean tea.
Smell is what I expect from a sencha, with buttery, seaweedy notes. Taste leans towards the buttery tasting side, with a pretty smooth, clean mouthfeel. This is one of the better senchas I have had thus far, but then again I’ve never really tried a Japanese green tea that I didn’t like. I wish I had some of my other favorite senchas on hand so I could do a direct comparison.
I used to hate green tea. I thought it tasted like dry grass/hay, and sometimes even fishy. Lately though that is changing: I’ve really been enjoying Japanese green teas, including this one.
I realized in a panic it was steeping for too long, and rushed to get the infuser out, but it still tastes good. This is one of the first green teas I’ve had where the steeped liquid is actually pretty green looking. The taste reminds me of other Japanese teas I’ve had, except maybe a little less strong, with the buttery flavors in the forefront, and the grass-like, vegetal flavors more subtle. It also kind of has a mineral-esque taste in the background, not unlike those I get in oolongs sometimes. It has kind of a sweet aftertaste after I’ve been drinking it awhile.
What a great smelling tea, before and after steeping. The room smells kind of like key-lime pie after I added hot water and let it sit for while. The first sip tastes a little custard-esque, maybe a little bit like a creamy lemon pie. All of the flavors in here are pretty well balanced; nothing is overly dominating. This might become a regular, gonna have to try some other eg creams to know for sure. Trying it iced and with sugar really brings out the creaminess even more for me, but I think I prefer this one hot.
No notes yet.
As noted in another review, the leaves have an interesting contrast in the bag. This tastes a little more like that classic tea flavor I have in my head than other white teas I’ve tried thus far. I am also getting just a little bit of a nice earthyness to it. Overall a nice tea, takes sugar well.
Has a refreshing taste and pleasant, smooth mouthfeel that coats the mouth nicely. Has some light notes in the background that remind me of ripe green grapes (maybe melon too?), in addition to the classic white tea taste.
Kind of has a bright, refreshing flavor. There is this flavor in the background that slightly reminds me of… plantains maybe? Also, it reminds me of some of the darjeeling teas I have tried. Hard to describe beyond that. The cooler the temperature gets the more I’m enjoying it.
Long flat green leaves in the bag. Slightly buttery taste mixed with vegetal notes that are a little different than the typical vegetal/grassy notes I get in green tea (in a good way). It kind of reminds me of the taste of fresh off the vine snow-pea pods.
Smells roasty, nutty and a little like fresh linens in the bag. The description the company had about apricot and peach notes is pretty accurate; I picked that up both on scent and taste. Speaking of taste, I’m also picking up the traditional oolong taste, which makes me think of minerals and roasted nuts. On re-steeps it stays good, and the roasted nut-like flavors I picked up earlier come to the forefront. This is something I’d order more of.
Nice cocoa-esque smell in the bag. Upon steeping, it has a classic tea smell, a little vegetal smelling too. Has that classic tea flavor, plus hints in the background that remind me a little of artichoke. Relatively smooth.
The big dark leaves in the bag are looking pretty enticing. Taste is what I’d expect out of a good oolong: minerally (especially on the second steep), nutty, a little roasty, but it has also got some fresh mixed herb-like notes that differentiate it from some of the other oolongs I’ve tried recently. Easy to drink, no harshness, and a good price last time I checked. I like it.
Smells really fresh in the packet. Robust, yet smooth mouthfeel. I kind of get notes that remind me of whole wheat toast, but there is something else going on I cant quite place. Now that it is cooling down I’m getting some roasted nut like notes as well.
The leaves in my sample are cut relatively small and smell good. They brewed up pretty dark/robust/rich. Tastes pretty malty to me, a worthy effort that I’d probably buy again. I thought this might be a little too strong for iced tea, but after trying it on the rocks I prefer it that way.
Brews up a pretty dark brown. Smells and tastes pretty earthy and robust. It’s fun watching the blocks expand in the hot water.
I figured I’d like this, as I’ve had other senchas that were really good, but the others can be a bit pricy for my liking. This is generally in the same ballpark as those taste-wise, but has a more reasonable price. Taste reminds me of buttery cooked greens (good ones). I’m going to order more of it.
Smells like chocolate chip cookie dough in the bag. Steeps up pretty dark. Taste surprised me and is quite honey like, with flowery notes as well. Just a hint of mineral-esque notes on the finish. No harshness. I didn’t use any sweetener; I don’t think it needs any.
Looks like pink grapefruit juice. The smell reminds me of walking around a food court or theme park with lots of places selling sweets. Taste reminds me of churros mixed with apple cinnamon rolls. I like it.