Den's Tea

Recent Tasting Notes

91

Been knocked out with a migraine all day and didn’t have the energy to make any tea but this only takes 30 seconds to brew so it was full of win right now. After drinking a cup I feel warm, comforted, and positive the headache will be gone soon. Positive thinking works, right?

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
takgoti

Positive thinking can only help, for sure!

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91

I have had a box of this at my work tea station for a while and just drank the last bag. I almost shed a tear or two. Were it not for the 20 students in the room I might have let myself mourn properly. The tear shedding urge was twofold:
1. I am out of my favorite tea at work (thankfully I have a bag of the loose leaf version at home).
2. I forgot to pick up a new box this weekend when I went tea shopping at the International Food Market. I knew I needed a new box and was one of the reasons I went. I got side tracked by all the other teas and forgot to restock this. Much sadness on my part.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

LOL! I, too, am way too attached to my favorites when I have plenty of others to drink.

jennlea

I’m glad that somebody can relate, lol!

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91

I have a thing for Genmaicha. And this one is the closest to perfection I have found. The added matcha just takes this to the next level. This is savory, nutty, sweet, comforting, relaxing, tasty, and wonderful. It does not taste bitter or burnt. I honestly could never get tired of drinking this. It is always what I need right at the moment I drink it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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91

Went to the International Market here in town and they had this in a pyramid tea bag!! I nearly jumped for joy. Am now enjoying this at work and loving it.

TeaCast

Have you had any other Genmaicha’s that weren’t in a pyramid bag? If so how does this one compare?

jennlea

I have had several Genmaicha’s in loose leaf form (including this one) and I’m actually quite impressed at the depth of flavor that comes from the Den’s pyramid bag. Almost wouldn’t know it was from a bag. Though for some odd reason I taste more of a sushi/seaweed flavor from the tea bag than the loose leaf.

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91

Savory, toasty, sweet, relaxing, wonderful. I will say it again, I adore this tea.

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91

Savory and comforting. Absolutely love this tea!

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91

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91

This, right here, is my favorite tea.

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85
drank Fukamushi-Sencha Maki by Den's Tea
911 tasting notes

Sweet with almost no astringency. Not a thin tasting tea at all. Very yummy.

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85

After Note: Never mind. Despite the fact that I’m on the second infusion, I’m still getting a fair amount of matcha in my cup. Awesome!

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85

This brews into a yellow green colored cup. The matcha is pretty thick in the cup, but I can’t really taste much of it. That might just be because I’m not very familiar with matcha, so my taste buds arn’t up to snuff. Overall this is a nice flavor. The roasted rice flavor comes through really nicely, and makes for a really relaxing cup. I suspect that this would handle a second infusion just fine, as long as you don’t really mind that most of the matcha has been steeped away.

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75
drank Bancha Suruga by Den's Tea
5 tasting notes

I figured I’d try something different while waiting for all the Shincha to be released. This is actually pretty good for the price. Not quite sencha and far from a houjicha but still pleasing to my taste buds. Doesn’t have the grassy or marine like element that most sencha has. This would make a good everyday tea for the price conscience.

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75
drank Sakura Sencha by Den's Tea
5 tasting notes

I usually don’t drink flavored tea but this one sparked my curiosity. It’s pretty good but I couldn’t see drinking this everyday. Tangy cherry flavor comes through mostly with the sencha flavor lying underneath. I think it has added flavorings other than the Sakura. I only steeped this twice as I got tired of the flavor fast. Definitely worth a try.

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75

It has a nice flavor, and is very calming. Note to self: Not quite the best tea to drink when trying desperately to stay awake.

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