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drank Houjicha by TeaSource
2 tasting notes

I thought I had been given the wrong tea after my first brew. This is not like any green tea I’ve ever had and I thought I was drinking a black tea like Lapsang Souchong.

From the look and texture of the tea before brewing, it reminded me of old cedar mulch and that impression stayed with me throughout the tasting. Very strong, very earthy and not for the timid.

Personally, I like Lapsang Souchong and Puerh teas, but I found I could not finish a cup of this tea.


I find this to be a cross between Gen Mai Cha and Lapsang Souchong because of it’s strength. Houjicha and Gen Mai Cha are the only green teas I’ve enountered that I don’t like.

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drank Lapsang Souchong by TeaSource
2 tasting notes

This is a very robust tea with a hearty, smoky flavor. It reminds me of pipe tobacco, which I can imagine would be very off-putting for many people. Personally, I enjoy the taste and it definitely holds up over multiple infusions

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Recently switched from coffee and just beginning my journey into the world of tea. I fine the array of choices sometimes overwhelming, but I’m enjoying the exploration.


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