Uji Green Tea Otsuusan
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Ratings and Reviews of Uji Sencha Otsūsan

Score: 4.21 (votes: 19)
Reviews: 17
Score: 4.21 (votes: 19)
Reviews: 17
Rating of votes (19)
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  • Julijana B.
    Sep 10, 2023, 00:56
    I love this green tea, it's sweet and somewhat strong and not too grassy.
  • Billy Busse
    Jul 21, 2022, 05:38
    This is my favorite sencha. I always include a bag or two in all of my orders. I enjoy it in a tall kyusu when I'm studying. It's a bit astringent with a strong flavor, the karigane blend adds a unique taste and it's overall just excellent. Order in July/August for the freshest batch!
  • Kris Spindler
    May 18, 2021, 16:38
    I find this to be my go-to green tea as my daily drinker. Very easy to brew and is always delicious and thirst-quenching.
  • Leo Kong
    Jul 29, 2020, 12:57
    Brewed as follows (6 grams / 300 mL or 6 grams / 250 mL):
    1. 70 C 60 s : thick brothy taste. Aroma of fresh hay
    2. 80 C 30 s : lighter broth with stronger hay aroma. At times, hints of orchid flowers and mint
    3. 80 C 1 min 45 s: very light broth with light grassy aroma. May benefit from longer infusion depending on taste as it develops astringency but also floweriness.
    4. (Optional): up to 6 minutes 90 C. The result is a more astringent brew and less complexity.

    The tartness is very temperature dependent, and rises as temperature goes down. When the tea is cold, the tartness is not pleasant. The complex changes in tartness, brothiness (umami) and hay aroma as the tea cools is very interesting. Theanine and caffeine levels must be high as mood and energy are greatly elevated after second infusion. Thank you, O-cha, for sourcing this wonderful tea.
  • Sergii Rumiantsev
    Apr 2, 2018, 18:46
    Strong flavor, a little bit sweet, very resonable price. Recommend.
  • Jay Iwasaki
    Oct 25, 2017, 17:44
    One of the best green teas I've ever had. One of the best values as well.

    I'm not so great at describing the flavour, but it's strong without being overpowering. Sweet with umami, generally well rounded. 2nd brewings are also as good as first brewings of some green teas I've tried, which makes this incredibly good value.
  • Denise Fischer
    Sep 4, 2017, 00:25
    This is my daily tea that I have been drinking from O-cha for over five years. I have tried many and this one I prefer and it is reasonably priced.
  • Janet
    Aug 3, 2017, 03:46
    I read O-Cha's comments below and agree completely. I realize I made a mistake in my review. 90C was the kettle temp, not the brewing temp. I agree with all their comments and although I do like this tea brewed slightly hotter, I usually prefer tea brewed with lower temps and times.
    Original post:
    After experimentation, I decided that I preferred this tea brewed with very hard water and a higher brew temperature (about 90C). I also use a rounded 1T to 6oz water. Brewed as directed, it seemed rather flat to me. I tried making it with bottled water at both cooler and warmer temperatures and different amounts of leaf before deciding I preferred it at the higher temp with harder water (my tap water is very hard.) I also do the second infusion for 2 minutes and the third for 4 to 5 minutes. I also found I liked it made with tea treats better than sipping by itself. Hope that helps!
    O-Cha.com Japanese Green Tea & Matcha
    Aug 3, 2017, 10:37
    We think 90 C is too high for this. Brew time is also quite important. Over-boiling water will make tea taste flat, only bring the water to where it's simmering then turn it off. Cool the water down by first pouring the water into the cups, this will also add oxygen to the water. Technique is important.
  • Christophe FRISON
    Aug 1, 2017, 16:50
    One of the most delicious tea I've ever tasted. I recommand.
  • Cory
    May 23, 2017, 10:50
    Every time I open the tin with this tea inside, I remember why it's one of my favorites to keep around as an everyday green tea. Otsūsan is delicious and quite affordable. It's a touch sweeter than its cousin Musashi (which is also very tasty)—and at this price, I don't hesitate to fill a larger tin with 200 g of it.

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