Jan 30, 2017, 00:01
This tea is actually not fully processed/sorted so you end up with some smaller particles as well as some stems. I didn't realize this initially. I usually get different brews each time due to the nature of it being unsorted, and I've found I have to be gentle brewing it. It's probably more potent and vegetal when it's more fresh, during the growing season but I've found I can get decent flavor. It does usually always have some astringency. I usually end up infusing it about 4 times; a couple shorter first steeps followed by some longer ones to finish does alright. Overall I hoped it would have had more of a grassy aroma, but it's decent for what it is.
Oct 18, 2016, 01:45
Opening the bag you'll encounter very intense but at the same time pleasing grassy aroma of the leaves which happen to be light green in colour. Here and there you'll notice stems which are lighter in colour and give this tea more natural look while you inspect it.
Tea itself is mildly sweet and has a pleasing flavor. Using recommended brewing parameters, I encountered decent but not overwhelming astringent punch. Umami "runs away" quickly but it's there. It's light (green) in colour as well as in taste (almost like asamushi) but it has decent roundness. I prefered brewing it at the slightly higher tempereatures and for shorter periods of time to extract the most out of it and I was not dissapointed.
Very nice organic green tea with floral aroma and subtle but "sincere" flavor. I like drinking it especially after my workouts- combining already elevated levels of endorphins with theanine and catehins from green tea is the way to go.
Jun 17, 2016, 01:44
For me, a poor student that enjoys good tea, this one is really good. I can get up to 5 infusions out of it and the taste is still really nice!
Wendy A. Ott
Mar 17, 2016, 01:44
This is my first tasting of this tea. It has nice clean, refreshing, and grassy flavor. The first steeping was somewhat astringent. After several times steeping it still has great flavor. Great value and great teas! I love ordering and trying new teas from O-Cha.
Feb 9, 2016, 01:06
I really enjoyed this tea. I prefer a deeper steamed tea with a stronger flavor but this tea actual was quite flavorful. Grassy, earthy, and slightly sweet. If brewed for more than a minute it gets a little bitter.
Jun 4, 2015, 10:43
Beautiful aroma and rich flavour. Clean and refreshing, herbal-grassy and sweet. I almost always get some degree of bitterness, but it seems to work well with the overall character of the tea. Hot water makes it go bitter very quickly. Pouring slowly to keep the tea relatively clear reduces the bitterness.
I can get five good steeps if I keep the second and third short. Great value.
Mar 5, 2014, 00:38
Wonderfully fragrant, refreshing, subtle nutty sweetness. This tea is best enjoyed with very short 2nd 2 - 5 second steeps. It's a very comforting and easy going tea, and being organic, well worth the price.
Also, I recommend doing a google maps search of the tea garden (Tokoji temple) written in Chinese characters on the pack. It's a quaint hill side rural area outside of the main town.