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drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
2470 tasting notes

Some people don’t seem to like bancha, but I think it’s good.

I just wanted a sample of this to try because I have a lot of green tea already. Steeped via regular infuser mug method. I can see sesame seeds in the dry tea, but as other remarked this sesame is very subtle. There is a nice caramel sweetness in this tea, maybe not as much as a dessert tea but close. I might try steeping this with some extra sesame seeds to see what happens.

Overall, a decent blend. Nice clean flavor with a bit of lingering astringency which cleanses your palate, that provides a nice counterpoint to the sweetness of the caramel. I was somehow wishing for something “more”. Not sure I would buy a whole tin of this but I will certainly enjoy the sample that I have. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
ScottTeaMan

I have 1/2 a tin of this somewhere-it is probably stale by now, so I guess I’ll have to spring for another tin. Amy, I really enjoyed this and thought it was a near perfect balance. Good Bancha tea flavor, more subtle caramel, and even more so for the sesame seeds. I think I could live with more sesame seed flavor in the blend. I guess that’s what you were hoping for too, so let me know how it turns out. :))

ScottTeaMan

I have 1/2 a tin of this somewhere and it’s probably stale by now, so I’ll have to get a new one soon. Amy, I really enjoy this one with the near perfect balance of Bancha, caramel, and, sesame seeds, but more sesame seed flavor would make it better. Let me know how it turns out! :))

ScottTeaMan

What 2 postings- I didn’t see the first one till the second one posted. It really wasn’t there…….REALLY!

TeaBrat

I was for sure hoping for more sesame seeds!

ScottTeaMan

I would buy a full tin or more even without more sesame seeds. The two ingredients go so well with bancha.

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ScottTeaMan

I have 1/2 a tin of this somewhere-it is probably stale by now, so I guess I’ll have to spring for another tin. Amy, I really enjoyed this and thought it was a near perfect balance. Good Bancha tea flavor, more subtle caramel, and even more so for the sesame seeds. I think I could live with more sesame seed flavor in the blend. I guess that’s what you were hoping for too, so let me know how it turns out. :))

ScottTeaMan

I have 1/2 a tin of this somewhere and it’s probably stale by now, so I’ll have to get a new one soon. Amy, I really enjoy this one with the near perfect balance of Bancha, caramel, and, sesame seeds, but more sesame seed flavor would make it better. Let me know how it turns out! :))

ScottTeaMan

What 2 postings- I didn’t see the first one till the second one posted. It really wasn’t there…….REALLY!

TeaBrat

I was for sure hoping for more sesame seeds!

ScottTeaMan

I would buy a full tin or more even without more sesame seeds. The two ingredients go so well with bancha.

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I am a fan of many different teas but my favorites are blacks and oolongs, chai, also like darjeeling and pu-erh. I’n always learning and expanding my horizons!

Dislikes include: bergamot, jasmine, highly tannic or bitter teas, overly judgmental and bitter people. :)

Live in San Francisco, I’m a SINK (single income, no kids) and love the urban life, but traveling out to the middle of nowhere is always fun too.

I tend to not drink things I know I will hate so a lot of my tea ratings are on the higher side. Here’s my rating system, sorta

95-100 I love this tea and would like to keep it around

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89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

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