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I’ve been drinking a lot of the 2011 Shincha version of this Bancha Suruga and have to say I am very impressed. It has a hearty herbaceous flavor that stands up well to drinking alone, or pairing with food. The brisk and lightly astringent character sets it apart from the more delicate Senchas, and it has a pleasant umami flavor that remains even when cooled. Inexpensive, high quality and medium complexity. Highly recommended.

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185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Cole

Love this stuff — it’s even better cold-brewed in a pitcher overnight! It can get super-sweet if you brew it with cooler water, but it’s a great deal for the price!

E Alexander Gerster

Thanks for this great suggestion! I tried this last night after seeing your post, and it really is wonderful. Amazing how the sweetness comes out through the cold brewing! :)

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Cole

Love this stuff — it’s even better cold-brewed in a pitcher overnight! It can get super-sweet if you brew it with cooler water, but it’s a great deal for the price!

E Alexander Gerster

Thanks for this great suggestion! I tried this last night after seeing your post, and it really is wonderful. Amazing how the sweetness comes out through the cold brewing! :)

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I have been drinking tea for most of my life, and enjoy learning about Tea Culture from all around the world. I learned early about Russian and British traditions first, since my parents came from Europe, followed by the teas and culture of Ceylon/Sri Lanka and India. Since I have been a practicing Buddhist for the better part of 25 years, I have strong ties to Asia, and have slowly been learning about the teas from each part of the world I encounter. It is a wonderful and interesting journey.

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