drank Bancha by Yamatoku
63 tasting notes

Found this from japanese store on my trip to Helsinki. There was load of different teas and many on them were quite cheap. But since I’m supposed not to buy more teas this year, bought just this one. I really like bancha (senchas and gyokuros also) teas, I’ve had different brand before that tasted like cut grass and seaweed.
Dry tea is dark green and there is some stems in it, aroma is awesome, seaweedy and strong with grassy hue. I put about 1 tablespoon into my glass teapot.
Tea is golden yellow coloured, usually japanese teas are green but not all it seems. It has buttery aroma with no grass or seaweed. Taste has that same butter and mild grassy note in it. Not bad but I like my Japanese green teas grassy. Maybe I could mix some teapowder with the leaves to get that grassy taste.

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Smooth, Sweet

180 °F / 82 °C 5 min, 0 sec 4 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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Favourites – Green, Sheng puerh
Likey – Green oolongs, white
OK. – Black, Shu puerh, darker oolongs
Meh Infusions

New Rating:
100 The most perfect tea in the world.
90-99 It is definitely one of my favourites.
80-89 Delicious, but there is something little that I don’t like.
70-79 Pretty delicious, not my favourite but I like it.
60-69 Alright, might buy more.
50-59 Average, nothing special here.
30-49 Holy smokes, is this stuff even tea?
1-29 No. Just no.

Flavours/nuances I like:
Fruits, flowers, floral, berries, sweet, astringent, nutty, cream, butter, vegetal, sour, vanilla, honey, marine, seaweed, grassy, woody, smoky, dried fruits, citrus, umami

//My english can be a bit rusty sometimes. Sorry about that.


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