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drank Kukicha by shizuokatea.com
282 tasting notes

I’m going on through all the teas I have, trying to update my cupboard and see which ones I have enough of to send out to swap. I’m realizing I forget to log a lot… Oh well. This one brews up yellow and is warm and toasty in taste. I like it because its not veggie like green teas, not astringent at all, and it tastes like the tea we get at the restaurant. We took my dad out for Father’s Day and shared a pot of tea that tasted just like this, it is a good one to pair with dinner.

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Backlogging from yesterday! I almost forgot how much I enjoyed this! Very nice! See other notes!

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Yup! Yup! I’ll have-uh cup! Then pass the rest to my sista’s!!!
:)

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MATCHA-THON Matcha #6…

I kind of forgot that I still had some of this one! I have more of an appreciation for it now. Upping the rating! Genmai to the MAX…roasted popped rice, nutty, veggie-goodness!

DaisyChubb

Wow this one sounds so unique! More unique than all the RLT flavours!

Azzrian

I may have to grab some of this later down the road – I want more of the flavored ones now but I do love Genmaicha!

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drank Kukicha by shizuokatea.com
6770 tasting notes

Continuing on with my Green Tea REST OF THE DAY

This one is very brothy and I like it very much. I have drank it before if you want to take a look at my previous notes :)

Vegetal and springy! LOVELY!

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I used some of this to make a smoothie. Banana, frozen strawberries, yogurt and a couple of teaspoons of this powder make for a nice tasting smoothie – fresh, vegetative, but also very fruity. Delicious.

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drank Kukicha by shizuokatea.com
6770 tasting notes

My nummy kukicha drink from yesterday! See my previous notes…

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This is really good. It has a very pleasant sweetness to it and an interesting, sharp bitter tone toward the middle of the sip that is quickly washed over by the sweetness. It is a lovely contrast.

Very nice!

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drank Genmai Matcha by shizuokatea.com
4219 tasting notes

With my loose leaf Genmai Matcha, Shizuoka also sent a teabag… and that is what I’m having right now. I prefer the loose leaf, but this is good for a bagged (pyramid sachet) tea, and one thing that I like about this particular tea bag is that the tag has a little notch in it to attach to the rim of the cup. A small feature, but it makes it just a little easier to steep because the tag doesn’t go for a swim in the brewing tea (I always seem to lose the end of the string in the teacup!)

Deliciously toasty and sweet. Very soothing.

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drank Kukicha by shizuokatea.com
6770 tasting notes

Very nice! :) See my other notes…

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Having now had a lot more of this tea i’m a little less excited about it. With just the right temperature and steeping time you can strike gold and get a wonderful, rich, buttery tea….but it’s fussy. You’ll have to experiment to get it right. Seems like very short brewing times work best for me. Less than 10 seconds. But that seems to be true to me for most green teas. 3 minutes is absurd. I don’t know why that seems to be the standard recommendation for green tea.

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drank Kukicha by shizuokatea.com
45 tasting notes

Pretty good stuff for a great price. Interesting and drinkable. Don’t be afraid to try it.

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drank Genmai Matcha by shizuokatea.com
4219 tasting notes

Yum! I love the roasty-toasty notes together with the fresh, unmistakable taste of Matcha. There is a hint of matcha bitterness to it too, that cuts through some of the sweetness of the roasted Genmaicha notes. Really a delicious tea.

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This was a good genmaicha with matcha. It has a nice sweet aftertaste that gets more strong on the 2nd steep, and it lingers several seconds which is very nice. (I think the matcha covers this sweet aftertaste in the 1st steeping).
I enjoyed this tea, but it seemed fairly standard to me, nothing exciting, though no real faults either. The leaf itself is very small; it looks like a fukamushi, but I’m not sure.

Thanks to LiberTeas, for sending this surprise sample!!

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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I am enjoying this tea this evening, and pairing it with a new cheese that I discovered at my local grocer … Wasabi Cheddar! Oh YUM! This is the perfect pairing. The HOT wasabi with the sweet, smooth Sencha … delightful.

My full-length review of this tea will publish on SororiTea Sisters soon!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
LENA

sounds like a stellar combo!

Rabs

Holy moly – I want me some Wasabi Cheddar!

Batrachoid

XD Sounds like the perfect Japanese savory “dessert.” Wasabi and sencha infused nutritional yeast cheese sauce is one of my favorite culinary uses for leftover sencha. Given your claim to have encountered a delicious bagged sencha, I’m going to have to try this one ASAP.

~lauren.

WOW – that does sound good – wasabi cheddar with sencha …!

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This is so strange! I have never had premium sencha of quality in a bag like this before! I mean, it’s really good quality, and it’s very fine, but it’s in a bag and puffs out like nothing I have ever seen! It even has a loose leaf type look to it once steeped…you know with that powdery texture to it.

The taste is very good…a nice sturdy green tea and I’m amazed this was a bagged version!

There is a bit of a grassy aftertaste – but nothing I can’t handle…I DO like it! Very nice!

This truly is in a class of it’s own…It intrigues me!

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This smells like Veggies and Popcorn! ACTUALLY…have you ever had VEGGIE BOOTY? http://piratebrands.com/products/piratesbooty/veggie – this is what this matcha powder reminds me of! Both in aroma and taste and I just LOVE it!!! For those of you that are looking at the ingredients for Veggie Booty and saying “oh…health food…ho-hum” don’t knock it ‘til ya try it! It’s addicting! Anyhow…

This is like popcorn and veggies and it’s very smooth! It goes down quite nicely! :)

Janefan

pirates’ booty! I love the white cheddar; pizza is ok. I’m gonna hafta try the veggie now, and sour cream & onion…

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Veggies! Nutty! Green! Toasted Rice! Very Nice! VERY POWERFUL!!!!!

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drank Kukicha by shizuokatea.com
6770 tasting notes

The dry stem – loose – prior to infusion smells incredible! It’s powerful and very green in every way! Vegetal yet springy. VERY Fresh smelling!

After infusion it smell like veggies as well but the roasted aroma decreases a bit.

The flavor is full and smooth. As far from ever being bitter than you could ever get. This is very clean and pretty brothy.

This is in a different category than most Greens I have tasted…this is high quality and a pure delight!

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Nice Gyokuro for a reasonable price. Vibrant green color, clean flavor and easy drinking. I’m sure i’ll be buying more.

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