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Once again a very nice Laoshan green varietal. This autumn harvest is sweet and crisp like butter lettuce. Notes of soy, green beans, sweet corn, anise, and flowers. While I like this tea I don’t quite love it. It may be that I’m finally starting to tire of Laoshan green teas. I’ve been finding myself craving sencha and kamairicha more than other greens these days.

Flavors: Anise, Green Beans, Lettuce, Soybean

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 30 sec 2 g 3 OZ / 96 ML
derk

Butter lettuce is best lettuce. I’m feeling a move toward Japanese greens in the coming months. I may have to pick you for some recommendations soon if you wouldn’t mind.

LuckyMe

Absolutely. I can’t say that I’ve had too many great Senchas this year but I can help you steer clear of the less than stellar ones. The most memorable one I’ve had was Yuuki-cha’s Kirishima Asatsuyu Sencha. It was super fruity and umami rich. A little different from your typical Japanese greens. Saemidori Kirishima Sencha is also good if you’re looking for a fukamashi with a deep grassy flavor. I have one en route to me from O-Cha right now. Will let you know how that one turns out.

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derk

Butter lettuce is best lettuce. I’m feeling a move toward Japanese greens in the coming months. I may have to pick you for some recommendations soon if you wouldn’t mind.

LuckyMe

Absolutely. I can’t say that I’ve had too many great Senchas this year but I can help you steer clear of the less than stellar ones. The most memorable one I’ve had was Yuuki-cha’s Kirishima Asatsuyu Sencha. It was super fruity and umami rich. A little different from your typical Japanese greens. Saemidori Kirishima Sencha is also good if you’re looking for a fukamashi with a deep grassy flavor. I have one en route to me from O-Cha right now. Will let you know how that one turns out.

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My Rating Criteria:

95 to 100: Top shelf stuff. Loved this tea and highly recommend it

90 to 94: Excellent. Enjoyed this tea and would likely repurchase

80 to 89: Good but not great. I liked it though it may be lacking in some aspects. I’ll finish it but probably won’t buy again

70 to 79: Average at best. Not terrible but wouldn’t willingly drink again

60 to 69: Sub-par. Low quality tea, barely palatable

59 and below: Bleh

Fell into tea years ago, and for a long time my experience was limited to Japanese greens and a few flavored teas. My tea epiphany came a few years ago when I discovered jade oolongs. That was the gateway drug to the world of fine tea and teaware.

With the exception of a handful of lightly scented teas, I drink mostly straight tea. I love fresh green and floral flavors and as such, green tea and Taiwanese oolongs will always have a place in my cupboard. After avoiding black tea forever, Chinese blacks are beginning to grow on me. I’ve dipped my toe into a few puerhs now but it’s still relatively new territory for me. I also enjoy white tea and tisanes but reach for them less frequently.

Other non-tea interests include: cooking, reading, nature, MMA, traveling when I can, and of course putzing around on the interwebs.

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