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62

this is pleasant enough for what it is. not getting any jasmine at all, a bit of astringency.

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Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90
drank Organic Black Tea by Touch Organic
67 tasting notes

What a wonderful black tea. This is becoming a fast favourite of mine, I enjoy black with one teaspoon of sugar and then I sit down with my daughters and just enjoy. The taste is quite soft and romantic really. However, only one tea bag will make a great cup, you really can’t use the tea bag more than once.

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90
drank Organic Black Tea by Touch Organic
67 tasting notes

What a wonderful black tea. This is becoming a fast favourite of mine, I enjoy black with one teaspoon of sugar and then I sit down with my daughters and just enjoy. The taste is quite soft and romantic really. However, only one tea bag will make a great cup, you really can’t use the tea bag more than once.

Flavors: Floral

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80

Simple review due to this being a tea bag tea:

I taste/smell: roasted nuts, toasty, seaweed, chocolate.

All in all a decent tea. I give it an 80/100.

Give it a try.

Flavors: Chocolate, Roasted, Roasted nuts, Seaweed, Toasty

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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68
drank Sencha by Touch Organic
334 tasting notes

Alright, I’m finally getting around to this one. I received this tea as part of a swap with S.G. Sanders several months back and have been drinking on it off and on ever since. This particular tea is a so-called “Chinencha,” that is, a Chinese Sencha. That may seem a little odd, but it really is not.

Over the years, there has clearly been quite an exchange of cultivars, growing methods, and processing methods among tea producing countries. As the popularity of certain styles soars, demand often exceeds supply, and of course, prices for available product increase. What do tea producers do? They find ways of replicating foreign styles domestically, often for a much lower cost. Such is the case with teas like this one. The popularity of Japanese green teas has been increasing around the world, especially in China, and Chinese tea producers have found ways of replicating Japanese teas for the domestic market and the foreign markets they supply. While not exactly identical to authentic Japanese sencha, these teas will often be successful in approximating the overall character of most sencha. The point to all this rambling I suppose is that consumers should not necessarily be scared away from a sencha or a gyokuro simply because they do not come from Japan. A number of these Chinese teas are actually quality products. They make great introductions to the style, and perhaps most importantly, they won’t kill your budget.

I don’t know much about this particular tea. Aside from the fact that it comes from China, I can’t tell you much about it. When it came to preparing this tea, I decided to see how it responded to a slightly tweaked version of the modified Japanese-style three step infusion I used for the Sencha from Steven Smith Teamaker back in November. For this session, I steeped 3 grams of loose tea leaves in approximately 8 ounces of 165 F water for 1 minute. I followed this infusion up with a 45 second infusion and a 1 minute 30 second infusion.

Prior to infusion, I picked up mild aromas of grass, hay, and straw. After infusion, I detected slightly more intense aromas of grass, hay, and straw. I also thought I could detect hints of soybean and broccoli as well. In the mouth, I picked up a mild wash of butter, broccoli, hay, straw, lettuce, nuts, and seaweed. The second infusion was where this tea really came into its own. Everything from the first infusion returned, but was clearer, crisper, and stronger. I noticed hints of lemon and soybean coupled with a slightly briny, marine character that augmented the stronger seaweed presence. The third infusion surprised me. It was not a complete wash. It retained a mild grassy, buttery character that was underscored by brine, soybean, hay, seaweed, and minerals.

Overall, this tea wasn’t bad. It did a respectable enough job of approximating some of the more common characteristics of an authentic sencha. I could tell that it was a Chinese tea (that slight lemony note was a giveaway for me), but I also doubt that anyone who has not spent a lot of time with Japanese green teas would be able to pick up much of a difference. I would recommend this tea to those who are looking for an everyday green tea that doesn’t cost a ton or those looking for an affordable introduction to teas of this style.

Flavors: Broccoli, Butter, Grass, Hay, Lemon, Lettuce, Marine, Nuts, Seaweed, Soybean, Straw

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 g 8 OZ / 236 ML
LuckyMe

Touch Organic is one of the few quality bagged teas out there. I used to love their oolong and jasmine teas back in the day. Never tried Chinese sencha before, but your description of it piques my curiosity.

eastkyteaguy

LuckyMe, I somehow ended up missing out on Touch Organic stuff to this point. This particular tea was loose leaf, but I’m not sure if they still offer it. With regard to Chinese Sencha, I haven’t had a ton, but I do know that many other people who try them seem to react strongly to them. I know some people really dislike them because they see them as being fake, while others enjoy them because they are smooth, accessible, and affordable. I personally find them to be less astringent and briny than many Japanese senchas, which can be nice. I find that if I accidentally oversteep Chinese Sencha the results are normally not unpalatable. If you’re interested, I seem to recall Simpson & Vail offering a couple of Chinese senchas for very reasonable prices.

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100

Sweet green tea. by touch organic

review:

1 teabag/250ml mug /5min, western style

Dry teabag: sweet, green.

Wet teabag: sweet, green, veggies.

i taste/smell: green, sweet veggies, grass.

all in all, an amazing tea! i think they used high grade green tea and stevia. i rate a 100! definately reccomend

where to buy: https://well.ca/products/touch-organic-sweet-green-tea_18242.html

Official site: http://www.touchorganic.com/quality-show-3317.html

Flavors: Grass, Green, Sweet, Vegetal

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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100
drank Matcha by Touch Organic
614 tasting notes

even better with sugar! like a sugary energy drink! :D

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100
drank Matcha by Touch Organic
614 tasting notes

Green tea matcha. By touch organic.

Review:

Western style; 1tsp/200ml mug

Dry powder: smells nice! Green, sweet, veggies, grass.
https://www.instagram.com/p/BM7AGkiAoYa/

I taste/smell: grass, sweet, slight bitterness, green, veggies.

All in all a wonderful tea! I rate a 100. It’s organic too! Not as bitter as most I’ve tried.

http://www.touchorganic.com/quality-show-3234.html

https://well.ca/brand/touch-organic.html?gclid=CLn_gqvRsNACFZA2aQodBQULCQ

Bonus photo: https://www.instagram.com/p/BM7AL_EgX_1/

Flavors: Bitter, Freshly Cut Grass, Grass, Green, Sweet, Vegetables

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 tsp 200 OZ / 5914 ML

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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
525 tasting notes

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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
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76
drank Mild Mint by Touch Organic
525 tasting notes

A lovely tea. This combines two of my favourite teas, green tea with mint. The mint flavour is crisp and clear and the green tea flavour is smooth. Really very nice. Bought for a super low price at Winners. Would definitely repurchase.

Flavors: Green, Mint

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86
drank Very Berry White Tea: by Touch Organic
1557 tasting notes

Very tasty mixture of white tea and berries. I can still taste the white tea under the fruit, and it is strong but not astringent. The tea gets sweetness from the berries and the tea leaves themselves. I appreciate that the berries do not make the tea acidic or tangy, that would not work with a white tea in my opinion.

Flavors: Berries, Berry, Fruity, Sweet

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 10 OZ / 300 ML

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48
drank Organic White Tea by Touch Organic
1557 tasting notes

Very delicate undertones, which made the tea taste weak to me. I do appreciate that the tea is organic and fair trade, however I wish my tea had a bit more flavour.

Steeps a pale yellow colour but has little smell.

Flavors: Astringent, Fur

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 350 ML

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