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drank Nishi Sencha 1st Flush by Samovar
2404 tasting notes

I got this yesterday at Samovar with lunch, if you want to read about my experience, I did a blog post about it over here:

http://sanfrantea.teatra.de/2012/05/06/samovar-and-hayes-valley/

This is a truly beautiful green tea, very vivid in color and well balanced in terms of umami. It had a definite seaweedy note, with a bit of grassiness, sweetness and some bitterness in the finish. I already had a lot of tea before I drank it, the bitterness made me a tad bit nauseated, unfortunately but I do have a sensitive stomach. Not sure if that was due to this tea in particular or a tea overdose of sorts…

I’m not sure exactly how this was prepared so I’m leaving the steeping parameters off. It was a delicious tea and a lovely experience.

Bonnie

Next time I visit my son he’s taking me to Samovar! Did you poor hot water into the Russian tea? I know they let the pot sit all day and the lower one with the water was used to dilute the strong tea and make it drinkable

ScottTeaMan

That is one fine lookin’ tea, I must say…….

TeaBrat

@Bonnie, they did not tell us we were supposed to do that! Samovar is fun and the people are nice there.

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Bonnie

Next time I visit my son he’s taking me to Samovar! Did you poor hot water into the Russian tea? I know they let the pot sit all day and the lower one with the water was used to dilute the strong tea and make it drinkable

ScottTeaMan

That is one fine lookin’ tea, I must say…….

TeaBrat

@Bonnie, they did not tell us we were supposed to do that! Samovar is fun and the people are nice there.

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Hobbies include: tea, making art, animals, vegan things, buddhism, nature, creativity, books, writing, cooking, meditation, yoga.

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

94-90 An excellent tea which I may or may not repurchase

89-80 Pretty good, above average

79-70 Acceptable

69-60 Mundane – Will probably drink it if I have it

59-50 Ick

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