Japanese Green Tea Co.

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Sipdown. I didn’t care for this hojicha. It was very dusty, and the leaves were incredibly broken. I tried making a few different cups, and they were all so roasty that I couldn’t really taste anything else.

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A hot cup.

Very lemony taste and sickly sweetness mixed with piney earthy seaweed.

It met its fate with the kitchen sink after a few sips.

Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Earth, Lemon, Pine, Seaweed, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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87

I’ve really been craving green teas, and I sadly don’t have many in my collection. I decided to cold brew this one, and wow was it refreshing. Buttery and sweet, and such an easy drinker. No bitterness or astringency whatsoever. A hint of snap peas and grass.

Flavors: Butter, Grass, Peas, Sweet

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73

I grabbed this sample with the Japanese Orange matcha sample I tried from the same company. They claim to add sugarcane and sugar syrup to their soil to enhance the natural sweetness of the tea. Not sure if I buy that, but it was a perfectly decent bowl of matcha. Very smooth flavor, nicely grassy with only mild bitterness.

Mastress Alita

I bought a sencha at a tea festival where they said the same thing about using sugarcane in the soil to enhance natural sweetness in the sencha. It was one of the best sencha I’d ever sampled, I will say that, so I do have to wonder about the merit of it…

amandastory516

Interesting! The same brand does have a sencha that has won at the Global Tea Championships, I wonder if it’s the same company!

Mastress Alita

Oh! I think it is, now that I look closer… was the sencha called Issaku? Whether the sugar cane story was salesman snake oil or not, my friend and I loved that sencha sample at the Portland Tea Fest and both ended up going home with some!

amandastory516

I believe so! I’m very curios to try it. I don’t mind their claims, as long as the tea tastes good.

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73

I’m bumping this one down since the last time I had it. It’s a really oddly sweet, even though the orange flavor itself is pretty nice.

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73

I found out about this company through a tea blogger I follow, and saw that they offered matcha samples for $2.99 with free shipping. I grabbed this one and their plan matcha. This was really pleasant! It has a tangerine like flavor, sweet and present, but not cloying or overwhelming. I added a bit of honey and it was an excellent bowl of matcha.

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