drank Sencha Ashikubo by DAVIDsTEA
125 tasting notes

I got a sample of this in my latest order and this morning decided to try it out. I am new to loose tea overall but have been already introduced to straight green tea via Dragonwell.

This one did not disappoint. I love it. It has a beautiful light green color and a delicious aroma that I can compare to vegetables with butter. The taste is mild, vegetal with a hint of grass and spinach. There is a delicious aftertaste that lingers on the back of my tongue for a while… It reminds me of wood burning over the open fire, toasty and smoky somewhat.

The price tag is the only disappointment I have. At almost double the price of Dragonwell I don’t see this as my everyday green tea especially since I enjoy Dragonwell just as much… This one is simply too expensive. I would like to keep a small stock of it for special occasions though.

A little while later….

I just made my first successful resteep, although in less water than the first steep. The aroma is still buttery and vegetal and the taste still packs a punch… Lots of wonderful flavors going on there. The woody aftertaste that I noticed during the first steep is still there which makes me happy. Overall this tea is more cost effective than I previously thought. I resteeped at 82C for 5 min. My steeping times are usually longer and I tend to suck most of the flavors out of my teas during the first steep, if one doesn’t count the rinsing of the leaves which I do first for 15 sec or so. This tea is different though… It packs a lot of flavor in a little sample.

180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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It’s been a while since I joined Steepster and I think it’s time to write up a bio.

I’m a stay at home, married mom with 5 kids, most of them grown up. Only one remains with us now, my 7 year old sunshine which I push out of the house to school every morning and it’s not an easy thing to do.

I’m an avid gardener during a growing season and my goal is to grow most of the food we eat and save some for winter too. I’m also an artist and a huge nerd. I read books, I play computer games. My very first game was World of Warcraft (was addicted to it solid for a year, lol), then came Skyrim, Minecraft (with my 7 year old) and few others less memorable along the way.

I began drinking tea on regular basis just over 2 years ago when I decided to kick my morning coffee habit. It wasn’t pretty… I couldn’t function for 3 days straight but survived. A year ago I discovered loose tea and found Steepster… The rest is history.

Some of the staples in my cupboard are Dragonwell green tea, Japanese sencha, Silver Needle white tea, green roobois, darjeeling and pu’erh. I also drink variety of flavored teas for fun and I like to order tisanes and mix them with straight teas for even more variety.

Recently I found out how much I love oolong so will be stocking up on that as well.

There are few other tea lovers in my family: my mom and dad, my oldest daughter, my son and my youngest 7 year old. She loves when I try out different teas and I always have to remember to make enough for her to have a little taste.


Ontario, Canada



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