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From the GCTTB and also a sipdown.
This isn’t great. It is a pretty generic sencha with the typical vegetal notes. I can taste spinach, bok choy, seaweed, and zucchini skins. It isn’t bitter or astringent, just boring.
Flavors: Bok Choy, Spinach, Vegetal, Zucchini
I got this tea in a small 5g sample package with my order from Chado Tea House.
Looks like a standard high quality sencha but with slightly thinner leaves. The smell is very fresh and grassy as expected from a good sencha. Smells absolutely delicious and buttery while steeping! The colour of the tea in a glass teacup is a very pronounced greenish-yellow.
This is a great sencha. It has a nice bold flavour for a green tea and is great for everyday drinking. It is grassy, yet buttery smooth. It brings warmth to the soul. If you love sencha, I would highly recommend you try this one out if you can get your hands on it.
Flavors: Butter, Grass
I just got my massive tea order in from Chado Tea House and decided to try this one first. I got this tea as something different and interesting to drink.
The packaging is very nice and traditional.The dry leaves smell extremely fresh and grassy (Mmmmm.) with subtle citrus notes. While steeping, the citrus is more pronounced but still smells relatively similar. I’m drinking this tea in a glass teacup and the colour is a very light yellow, very clear.
The first sip was very light and refreshing. The citrus is subtle but still very prevalent. I’m not a huge fan of citrus but this is pretty good. It tastes kind of like a mix of grapefruit/orange and a pinch of lemon (I’ve never actually had a yuzu before so I have no idea how it actually tastes). Overall, very light tea – great for refreshing summer days and afternoons. This would probably make a tasty iced tea.
Flavors: Citrus, Grapefruit, Grass, Lemon Zest, Orange
I actually had this tea for the first time in the small town/village of Hita in Kyushu itself. The lady working at the tea vendor was very kind and let me drink a cup or so along with some sort of gelatinous Japanese tea snack. I’ll always associate this tea and maybe gyokuro teas in general with this experience from now on.
I couldn’t get enough so I bought enough to last me a long time back in America. It has a very nice typical gyokuro sweetness but it had a little bit of that sencha grassiness and bitterness in it as well. All around a great tea.
Mellow and sweet. It has a light, crisp flavor that seems to clean the palate. A little bit of savory ‘saltiness’ to this cup too.
A very impressive tea from Chado Tea House. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/06/11/guricha-ureshino-green-tea-from-chado-tea-house/
An amazing green tea … sweet, vegetative, remarkably smooth … smoother than many other Japanese Sencha teas I’ve experienced. It’s sweeter than other sencha teas too, with less of that bitter intonation. A delightful creaminess to the cup as well. One of the nicest Japanese Sencha teas that I’ve had the opportunity to try.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/07/sencha-tea-chashi-meijin-imperial-gold-from-chado-tea-house/
A really delicious flavored Kukicha. The Yuzu really brightens the flavor, a pleasant citrus flavor that is somewhere between tangerine and grapefruit. Definitely a memorable tea.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/08/yuzu-kukicha-tea-blend-from-chado-tea-house/
I tried one of these earlier today. At first, I was going to prepare it as I would Matcha, but, then at some point before the water got hot (I think I was impatient), I decided to add a little cold water to my chawan instead and drank this cold. It’s really good! Sweet and vegetative and tasty.
My full-length review of it will be on SororiTea Sisters in the next day or two. http://sororiteasisters.com
I am revisiting this tea this evening because a) It was so lovely yesterday and I wanted to experience that again today and b) the package containing what I had left of this tea was just sitting there, on the counter, as if to say “Hey! Drink me! Drink me!” Since I’m medicated and in pain and not wanting to stand around on my ankle, I decided to go with this tea mostly because it was conveniently there, waiting for me.
I am sad that this is the last that I have of this tea though, it is an excellent Gyokuro. Chado Tea House has a wonderful selection of Japanese Green teas, everyone! You should definitely give them a try if you’re in the market for good Japanese teas. OH… and they’re very nice too!
This is nice … very relaxing and it allows me to mentally leave the pain behind as I enjoy the tea. I like that. I need that.
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this amazing tea from Chado Tea House. I love Gyokuro… and this one is remarkably good.
I am backlogging this because on Wednesday afternoon (technically yesterday, as it is now early in the AM on Thursday) I rolled my ankle and was taken to the ER to make sure I didn’t break it. Fortunately I did not, but it is still very painful. This is the tea that I drank while sitting in front of the TV trying to forget my pain with the help of painkillers. Why is it that doctors are so afraid to give pain killers when we are in pain? Yeah yeah, addiction, blah blah blah. But, when I’m in pain, I’m really not concerned with becoming addicted to something that will help me not hurt. At this point, I’d rather not hurt and run the risk of an addiction than to keep the pain at a “tolerable” level and not become addicted.
end of rant
Anyway… this was really nice. Crisp, vegetative, and soothing … and for a moment while observing the beauty of the tea I was able to forget about the pain. Just a moment, but it was a lovely moment.
When I opened the package – it smelled so fresh! Like freshly cut grass kind of fresh. Very vegetative, very sweet, very clean and crisp and … fresh.
The brewed tea has a lighter scent, still very vegetal and fresh smelling, but, not quite as prominent an aroma.
The flavor of this reminds me very much of a high quality sencha, but it is less “brothy.” It still has a very pleasing mouthfeel and a thickness to it, but it is not as thick or soup-like the way I typically notice from a top-notch Japanese Sencha. The flavor is vegetal, but not quite as much as I expected based on the fragrance of the dry leaf (I expected this to be highly vegetative, but, this is a light vegetative taste with lovely flowery notes)
This is really lovely!
When I saw the colour of the tea liquor ( golden yellow vs the usual subdued yellow of most premium white teas), I was not so sure I was going to enjoy this one ! Then I took a full sip – and I tasted flavour, character and its sweetness ! I couldn’t relate to its high price till this sip and many more sips followed – followed by a purchase ! I am in love :-)