166 Tasting Notes

80

Smells sweet and jasminey in the bag (of course). I didn’t think the jasmine was too strong or bitter like one of the other reviews. Like most white teas, I found this to be a light, clean tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89

Smell is what I expect from a sencha, with buttery, seaweedy notes. Taste leans towards the buttery tasting side, with a pretty smooth, clean mouthfeel. This is one of the better senchas I have had thus far, but then again I’ve never really tried a Japanese green tea that I didn’t like. I wish I had some of my other favorite senchas on hand so I could do a direct comparison.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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84

I used to hate green tea. I thought it tasted like dry grass/hay, and sometimes even fishy. Lately though that is changing: I’ve really been enjoying Japanese green teas, including this one.

I realized in a panic it was steeping for too long, and rushed to get the infuser out, but it still tastes good. This is one of the first green teas I’ve had where the steeped liquid is actually pretty green looking. The taste reminds me of other Japanese teas I’ve had, except maybe a little less strong, with the buttery flavors in the forefront, and the grass-like, vegetal flavors more subtle. It also kind of has a mineral-esque taste in the background, not unlike those I get in oolongs sometimes. It has kind of a sweet aftertaste after I’ve been drinking it awhile. Great tea. A little pricey for me for regular drinking though.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 15 sec

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88

What a great smelling tea, before and after steeping. The room smells kind of like key-lime pie after I added hot water and let it sit for while. The first sip tastes a little custard-esque, maybe a little bit like a creamy lemon pie. All of the flavors in here are pretty well balanced; nothing is overly dominating. This might become a regular, gonna have to try some other eg creams to know for sure. Trying it iced and with sugar really brings out the creaminess even more for me, but I think I prefer this one hot.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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81

As noted in another review, the leaves have an interesting contrast in the bag. This tastes a little more like that classic tea flavor I have in my head than other white teas I’ve tried thus far. I am also getting just a little bit of a nice earthyness to it. Overall a nice tea, takes sugar well.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

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81

Has a refreshing taste and pleasant, smooth mouthfeel that coats the mouth nicely. Has some light notes in the background that remind me of ripe green grapes (maybe melon too?), in addition to the classic white tea taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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83

Kind of has a bright, refreshing flavor. There is this flavor in the background that slightly reminds me of… plantains maybe? Also, it reminds me of some of the darjeeling teas I have tried. Hard to describe beyond that. The cooler the temperature gets the more I’m enjoying it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

I love tostones and mofongo made with plantains!

El Monstro

I’ll have to try them, the mofongo sounds especially interesting with the garlic in it.

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84

Long flat green leaves in the bag. Slightly buttery taste mixed with vegetal notes that are a little different than the typical vegetal/grassy notes I get in green tea (in a good way). It kind of reminds me of the taste of fresh off the vine snow-pea pods. Kind of mellow and mild.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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I’ve been drinking tea since I was a young, as a way of relaxing before bed. I ventured out from bagged, mass produced tea when I tried some loose leaf Earl Grey at the old man’s house years back. I’m still not too proud for the occasional bagged stuff, saving my snobbery for hard to find craft beer.

I gravitate towards Chinese black-tea varieties, Japanese greens, unflavored oolongs from wherever, and the occasional “I cant sleep” type of herbal teas. I signed up so I can keep track of the teas I’ve tried, and what I want to keep in my cupboard on the regular.

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