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100
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
16 tasting notes

This was pretty great, but I am not sure I would want to pay for it on a regular basis.

Flavors: Umami

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drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
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This was a delightful surprise. Earthy but yet clean tasting, and definitely not musty. A round finish. Good go-to green tea for morning, noon, night.

Flavors: Butter, Earth

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
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drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
1 tasting notes

Fits the description on the pack — slightly marine with a buttery finish. Rich for a green tea, nice in the early evening, or would probably pair nicely with a creamy cheese like brie or camembert.

Flavors: Bitter, Broccoli, Butter, Seaweed, Wet Moss

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
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Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
61 tasting notes

(1st steep: 45 sec) All kinds of seaweed and salt water goodness in the aroma of this tea. I love the bright rich green of the tea leaves themselves. Along with the ocean flavors there is a slight mineral undertone along with a slight grass note. The tea finishes with a creamy butter mouthfeel that is a little unexpected. Overall the tea is well balanced.
(2nd steep: 1 min) The aroma has shifted to be more mineral and salty. There is still an underlying flavor of seaweed that blends well with the mineral and saltiness. The grass flavors are also more predominant in this steeping. A pretty nice post lunch and into the afternoon tea. However, I could see myself settling down and drinking this in the evening after dinner.

Flavors: Dry Grass, Marine, Salty, Seaweed

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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82
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
11 tasting notes

I lost my original first impressions while a server was being updated. Buttery with flavors and scents of the sea. Not seaweed but reminds me of the ocean.

Flavors: Butter, Marine

Preparation
1 tsp

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82
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
11 tasting notes

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I drink a lot of Japanese green teas, and am partial to the deeply steamed (fukamushi) senchas, so I was very pleased to see this sample in my first Steepster box. Kabuse is steamed for a shorter time, and the tea plants are shaded before picking to produce a sweeter, deeper flavor.

Upon opening the bag, the first thing you notice is the beautiful deep green leaves and hearty marine like aroma. A very good sign of the brew to come. I steeped the sample in my favorite Tokoname Kyusu teapot, at the recommended time, temperature and proportions, and was greeted by a slightly murky but bright yellow green infusion. Nice!

Flavors are bold, filled with notes of corn, peas, and the sea. Umami flavors predominate with a very slight sweetness to finish, and a very full, hearty mouthfeel. Not at all what I was expecting (I thought it would be lighter and more subtle), but definitely a tea I want to taste more of. This tea would go wonderfully with a meal but is flavorful and distinct enough to be enjoyed alone.

Flavors: Corn Husk, Dry Grass, Seaweed, Umami

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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100
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
6 tasting notes

Delicious tea tea that will leave you craving more. Buttery, nutty finish that lingers for a while after sipping. Light, but leaves one satisfied with a savory taste. Fantastic aroma and color. Steeps well but tends to leave a fine residue at the bottom of the cup when using a metal filter. This tea is everything I could ever want in a green tea, and more!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 8 g 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
225 tasting notes

Origin: Yame, Japan
Leaf: Scents of salt, very delicious smelling dry leaf.
Method: 1 tsp tea, 6oz H20 , 170F 45"
Liquor: Super pretty light after dinner mint green color. Love
Flavor: Wow, so good. This is salty and buttery. Intense flavor, like clarified butter. Yet it is also clean, crisp, and smooth. No bitter, no grass, very VERY good green tea. YUMMMMM

Just re steeped this,,,you can with these type teas if you do about 10 seconds or less because now the leaves are filled with water. As soon as you see that pretty green,,,it’s ready. Same delish flavors,,,,,love this.

From the Steepster Select Box,, August 2014

Flavors: Butter, Salt

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
Cheri

That sounds amazing.

Lee

Tea Wing has awesome green tea! I thought I loved gyokuro the best until I tried their other teas!! Each one I try is better than the last!!

Cameron B.

I loved the Kabusecha I got from Yunomi, this sounds lovely too! :D

Lee

Cool! I like looking at their website but have never tried them :)

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65
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
4 tasting notes

A nice green tea. I’m very new with the green teas, but I liked the buttery notes that rounded out the typical green tea grassiness nicely.

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Marine

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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88
drank Ayame Kabuse by Tea Wing
8 tasting notes

Very subtle but fragrant tea leaves left a smooth and nutty cup of tea after the first steep and a pleasant second steep with similar nutty overtones and a corn-like sweetness which is very pleasant!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 4 g 10 OZ / 295 ML

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84
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
4366 tasting notes

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A very soothing and brothy tea. It smells more vegetal to me than tastes. It doesn’t have a heavy grassy note to it. Instead, I’d compare it to steamed veggies.

A delicious green. Very invigorating. A good balance between sweet, salty and savory.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/20/yame-shincha-3-green-tea-from-tea-wing/

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85
drank Karigane #22 by Tea Wing
107 tasting notes

Received this from a swap, forgot who it was from ._.

Brewed in my shudei kyusu. Steeping times: 30, 60, 15 (at boiling).

The dry leaf purely smells of dried seaweed, while the wet leaf smells like boiled vegetables, mostly zucchini,and some asparagus. The liquor is bright green, full-bodied and thick with buttery and vegetal notes, finishing with a almond/hazelnut flavor. No astringency, no bitterness. Kind of sweet.

Man, this tea is so rich that I felt full only after drinking the first infusion, and I had eaten breakfast nearly an hour before. I’ve never had that sensation from drinking a Japanese green before.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 tsp 4 OZ / 118 ML

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65
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
12 tasting notes

I am on the fence with this tea. Very grassy tasting and better when steeped longer. Must use a fine mesh filter or you have a big mess in your cup!

Flavors: Grass

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drank Karigane #22 by Tea Wing
230 tasting notes

This is only the first karigane I’ve had. This tea brews up a BEAUTIFUL greenish yellow color. The tea almost looks like it glows. I am getting the nori, grassy, and nutty notes.

I’m not going to give this a rating until I’ve had another chance to try it. I LIKE it. I just need another shot to enjoy the subtle flavors before I give it a score!

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85
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
270 tasting notes

Aww, man, I forgot the French press again! I did use it yesterday, and it worked pretty well.

Got this tea in a Steepster box. Trying it at work.
Ripped open the packet and took a sniff… Oooo, it smells good. A little grassy, but sweet.
The packet was so flat before I opened it that I questioned whether it could possibly have enough tea – I understood once I saw it – it looks like tiny pine needles, or grass clippings. Lots of dust coming through my basket. Use a fine basket.

The packet says 175 degrees, and our water dispenser is hotter than that, so I dispensed into another cup, let it sit for a bit, and poured it into my steeping mug.

On steeping, oh, it smells so sweet! Pulled the basket out – it’s hard to judge the color because my cup is green. But it looks pretty cloudy from the really small bits. Also, my coworker has now turned off the overhead lights, so that’s the end of our visual assessment portion of this review :D

Taste: It has a matcha-y bite to it, goes really good with my breakfast pastry-crisp things. I have no desire to sweeten the tea; it’s not exactly sweet itself, but the scent is, and that mixes all in and makes it awesome. Very slight astringency, more on the sides of the tongue.

This is really good, I’m glad I started my morning with this. I am usually a morning is for black cream tea person, but this seems like it will give me some zip for the day. I’m waking up already.

Wheeee!

TheTeaFairy

Happy to know you liked your French press experiment :-)

Skulleigh

Thank you :)

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75
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
61 tasting notes

(1st steep: 45 sec) There is a nearly overwhelming amount of grass and vegetable aroma coming from this tea. I had a feeling it would strong from the green of the tea leaves. The first flavor you get is cut grass with a slight corn flavor underneath. The grass lingers for quite a while after the tea has been swallowed. Given the strength in aroma and flavor of this tea, I wonder if a second steeping will tone it down a little.
(2nd steep: 1 min) The aroma is toned down quite a bit in the second steeping, but is still much the same as the first cup. The flavor has not been toned down much. However, the corn undertone is not present in this steeping. It has been replaced with a more vegetable flavor. I am having trouble picking out what green vegetable, but if I had to guess I would say broccoli. Despite these subtle changes the tea still has the long finish present in the first steeping.

Flavors: Broccoli, Corn Husk, Grass, Vegetables

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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Bright green, looks like grass clippings. Tastes very fresh, brings to mind spring.

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80
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
138 tasting notes

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50
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
31 tasting notes

Bright, green, vegetal notes with a grassy tone bordering on astringent. My first sip instantly brought me to thoughts of asparagus, artichokes, and Brussels sprouts at family dinners – not bad memories, as I do enjoy my vegetables, but not as my morning drink. An unusual experience that I don’t know if I’m willing to repeat. 5/10, not terrible, just not a flavor profile that I enjoyed.

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drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
33 tasting notes

I was in love from the moment I tore open the package! The aroma was sweet, with scents of green peas and grass clippings. It actually looks like grass clippings, so maybe that part’s just in my head.

Anyhow, I steeped it according to package instructions, and enjoyed the vapors while it steeped. The first sip was a complete surprise, as the sweetness in the nose did not come through on the tongue at all. It was almost salty. It’s just the slightest bit bitter at the end, so on the next steep, I may shorten up the brewing time.

What I love most is how the flavor continues to develop after the sip’s been swallowed. It lingers and morphs in ways I wish my vocabulary was equipped to describe.

From the May 2014 Select box.

Flavors: Grass, Peas, Salty, Sweet

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80
drank Yame Shincha #3 by Tea Wing
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Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 8 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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