Tea type
Green Tea
Ingredients
Sea Buckthorn Berries, Sencha
Flavors
Candy, Dry Grass, Fruity, Grapes, Grass, Green Apple, Pineapple, Seaweed, Sweet, Tart, Umami
Sold in
Loose Leaf
Caffeine
Not available
Certification
Not available
Edit tea info Last updated by Courtney
Average preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 45 sec 3 g 15 oz / 434 ml

Currently unavailable

We don't know when or if this item will be available.

From Our Community

1 Image

0 Want it Want it

1 Own it Own it

8 Tasting Notes View all

From Østerlandsk Thehus

Green Sencha with sea buckthorn, gooseberries and seaweed. Gentle, fresh and exciting!

Water temperature: 80C
Brewing time: 3 minutes

About Østerlandsk Thehus View company

Company description not available.

8 Tasting Notes

78
2097 tasting notes

Sipdown! (10 | 83)

This smelled nice and tart-fruity in the packet, so it was chosen to be tried next.

I didn’t look at the description before trying it, and was confused by the somewhat strong toasted nori aroma with the tart fruit. It turns out, it actually is supposed to be seaweed-like, which makes me feel better. I’m not familiar enough with gooseberry or sea buckthorn to be able to comment on those, but the fruitiness here is tart and bright, and it comes off a bit green apple candyish? Not quite, but that’s the closest thing I can think of. Somewhere between pineapple, green grape, and green apple?

It’s pleasant and I’m enjoying it! The seaweed isn’t actually very strong in the taste, so it’s mostly the fruity element. Yummy!

Flavors: Candy, Dry Grass, Fruity, Grapes, Grass, Green Apple, Pineapple, Seaweed, Sweet, Tart, Umami

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Dustin

I have a cape gooseberry plant. The berries taste like a mango coconut mix. Not sure if all varieties of gooseberry are similar in flavor.

Martin Bednář

I don’t think that cape gooseberry is similar to “pure” gooseberry. It has been ages since I had it; but certainly I wouldn’t call it mango-coconut like. Rather similar to unripe grapes I guess.

Courtney

The gooseberries and sea buckthorn I’ve had definitely have a tart element. :)

Cameron B.

Unripe grapes sounds about right for this tea, Martin. I’ll have to see if I can fine gooseberries at the store sometime…

Martin Bednář

I wonder if you will be lucky to get them… while here they were actually quite common, I can’t recall seeing them in stores!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

1039 tasting notes

A sample from VariaTEA :)

This one is meant to have flavours of sea buckthorn, gooseberry, and seaweed. There is a tartness here that’s reminiscent of sea buckthorn and gooseberry, but no seaweed (which I’m grateful for tbh)!

This is a nice fruity-esque green that’s perfectly enjoyable. Thanks VariaTEA!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 g 14 OZ / 414 ML
VariaTEA

You’re welcome. Also, I was very glad I didn’t really get seaweed either.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65
12071 tasting notes

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORRRRRRIIIIIIIIIINNNNNNNGGGGGGGG!

honestly while i appreciate the sample share from VariaTEA this feels just like a generic green fruity tea. yawn

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76
10903 tasting notes

Thank you for sharing VariaTEA! I skimmed the ingredients of all the Copenhagen samples you sent when I was adding them to my cupboard, and I believe this one had the most interesting/unique combination of ingredients during that initial skim so I definitely prioritized it a little bit when deciding what to try…

I think it’s very fun/clever to use ingredients like seabuckthorn and seaweed in a “mermaid” blend – though I couldn’t actually taste the seaweed at all in the infusion; perhaps it blended a bit into the green tea base flavour? Though even that was pretty mellow and approachable…

The flavour was good; definitely felt weirdly berry heavy for a tea that doesn’t look to actually have any berries in it though!? I felt a bit like I was tasting that generic sort of “mixed berry” flavouring, accented by a slight hint of tartness and sweetness from the gooseberries – and elderberries, too.

Overall, a good cup!

VariaTEA

This was definitely one of the more unique blends from the Copenhagen teas

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
5637 tasting notes

I have been having this issue with my phone where it drops network and picks up network like a light switch. Off. On. Off. On. Constantly…for hours. And then it is fine for a week and then it starts its shenanigans again.

I have factory reset the phone. I have switched the SIM card. And a couple days ago, after it rebooted multiple times through the night which meant I had no alarms to wake me for class the next morning, I took it to Bell to send it out since it seems to be a hardware issue. Of course this always happens when I am in London, without a car, despite me being in Toronto, with people who can drive me places for 1/2 the week every week.

So I trekked to the Bell store at the mall where the customer service rep told me b/c the issue is intermittent, Samsung likely won’t see it and will just wipe my phone and send it back. He said I would need to send it out 2-3 times and they may replace it after that. He sent me to a Samsung-authorized phone repair shop in the mall and they told me the same thing about sending it back and forth to Samsung until they decide to replace it. So, I sent it out and was obviously not too pleased with the service I was getting. As far as I am concerned, in the Android vs. Iphone debate, this is a definite strike against Android.

The one positive note from this phone experience is I was in the mall where I could hit up DAVIDsTEA and buy a mug I definitely did not need and some tea samples. Then after paying for those, I remembered the teas my sister brought from Copenhagen which are all large quantities in brown paper bags. So I picked up tins. Now I am trying to taste them to see if they are worth a tin or if I should trade them or give them away.

This tea is an interesting one because unlike most people, I hate seaweed, which is an ingredient in this tea. Seaweed, gooseberries, and sea buckthorn. All rare ingredients for teas so while I wasn’t overjoyed with some of the ingredients, it at least is something different.

The seaweed flavor is not strong at all, so sorry for anyone looking for that flavor note. Instead, I am getting a lot from the gooseberries and their sour grape sort of vibe. At first I was unsure of it but as the tea has cooled, I think I am enjoying it more.

Dustin

Funny, I’m having issues with my iphone and was thinking of switching to android next time I need to replace it. We should trade! LOL!

VariaTEA

I had Iphones forever and finally gave up b/c of the battery life crapping out so quickly. Unfortunately it appears Android isn’t much better battery-wise and now all of this craziness. It is kinda sad when you can’t even rely on your phone to act as a clock.

VariaTEA

And I should mention my friend who has had Samsungs forever was not surprised by what was happening because apparently she had similar issues in the past

ashmanra

My iPhone is almost four hears old. I had battery problems and got a local shop to replce my battery six months ago for $30 and it is still working like a champ, i am saving for a new phone just because of the advanced age (tech wise) of this one. I was thinking about switching to anither phone, but maybe I will stick with iPhone after all.

Dustin

I’ve had to replace batteries in i products before, my last phone included. These phones are so expensive. You’d think the companies could work these issues out.

VariaTEA

I usually don’t replace the batteries b/c a lot of the time the cost to replace the battery is about equal to just getting a new phone.

Dustin

I have ordered third party replacement batteries and done the replacement myself. I think it’s around $30 or so that way. If you were going to replace the phone anyway a $30 gamble isn’t that much to loose if you break the phone in the process.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.