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drank Asahi by Ryuouen
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Nice tea. Not crazy about it. Maybe I need to experiment more with brewing it, since I don’t even really know what it is. (Anyone read Japanese?) It’s not very sweet, but also doesn’t have a strong umami flavor either. It’s a nice, mellow, vegetal green tea.


weird, asahi is the name of my favourite lager! Japanese, ofc.



I could be wrong about the name. I found the name off of this blog: http://miya-koma.com/blog/page/10/ Wikipedia says the name means “morning sun”, and it also appears to be a very common place name.


sounds like the perfect name for a japanese lager right? its seriously crisp and dry and fizzy if you ever get the chance


I know I’ve seen it, but I don’t usually drink. Hence, the obsession with tea.

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I was so pleased that I was able to google-sleuth this and the name of this tea and a picture! I was really intimidated by the smell of the dry leaves. They smelled very nutty, almost chocolatey, and very umami, almost like seaweed praline- a very strange combination. Thankfully, when this tea is brewed, those notes mellow out and come together in a really nice way. The sweet nuttiness becomes more of a roasted grain flavor, and the umami is toned way down. It has a nice sweetness to the aftertaste, but this tea is still pretty foreign to my palate. I’d bet this would be a wonderful tea to have with a meal.

ETA: The tin has a really odd design on it…It’s an open-mouthed frog, chasing a rabbit (who’s wielding a branch over its head), chasing a monkey?

The picture on the tin is this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chōjū-jinbutsu-giga Known as the first Manga.

Boiling 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 22 OZ / 650 ML

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Actually it’s a karigane(?) of Garyu-Horie which is a company seeming to be related to Ryu-Oh-En, and maybe famous for its package picture using Cho-Ju-Giga.


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