Oct 18, 2014, 18:45
Not an expert but it was a joy to feel I was consuming a quality product. Nice clean and natural taste. Arrived safely and nicely packaged. Thank you.
Aug 1, 2014, 21:56
Very drinkable organic sencha, which tasted to me a bit like camomille tea. I used 5g in 120 ml. Started with temperature 70 deg. C and added 3-4 deg. C for each consecutive steep. First steep 1 minute, second 30 sec., third 1 min., fourth 2 min. Great for organic sencha, but still lacks some umami of non-organic senchas.
Jul 18, 2014, 06:14
This is my first organic tea from O-cha and it is quite good. Bought it when they had a sale on for only twelve bucks. Bought 3 and I am so glad I did. It has a flavor you would expect from a chumushi, not too light but not too deep like a fukamushi. However, and I think this point must be made as I have never experienced this with a Japanese tea..... For me it has a flavor profile that is similar to chinese green teas, a dragon well maybe. It is so weird! But so delicious! Not sure if anyone has noticed this but it was the flavors that came into my mind. Nonetheless, this is a great sencha. Please buy it :)
Apr 1, 2014, 07:11
This is my first experience with imported tea of any kind from this site or anywhere else. I had high expectations from finally trying the real deal, and although I ordered at a time of year when the stock had stayed in cold storage for almost a whole year, it did not disappoint. Fortunately, I'll be able to order brand new "shincha" in about a month, and compare the taste of fresh picked Oku Midori.
Having had no prior experience with fresh green tea, here is my unbiased review. The first infusion had more flavor than I was used to from store bought, with a strongly vegetal aftertaste. It was a bit awkward at first, but not unpleasant. After a few sips, I noticed a cooling subtle minty sensation in my mouth and lips. In the second and third infusions, all bitterness drops off completely leaving a great green tea taste that I really enjoy. The difference in taste to store bought is unmistakable. What's more, the caffeine is REAL. It's not as strong as coffee mind you, but it's more pleasant because it picks you up gently. I feel more at peace when I take a half hour to sit down for some real tea, and I'm thankful that I got to experience it from the other side of the world.
Jan 18, 2014, 00:14
Can't say enough about this quality green tea. Not too grassy taste. Great green color. Able to get multiple steeps. If you've never had any tea from O-cha, trust me - it is far superior to any you've ever bought at a store. I can't think of any negatives to this. Comes vacuumed sealed - you can smell the hills of Japan when you open it! Will purchase this again and again.