Aug 26, 2015, 10:12
I love this one, exactly the astringency I was looking for. It gives it a somewhat lighter feel than other types, and reduces the amount of the spinachy, grassy flavors.
Advantages:Very different, large quantity for the cost.
Disadvantages:I had difficulty getting adequate strength out of 3rd infusion, but perhaps my water was getting cool.
Nov 10, 2014, 09:17
When you open the bag, it doesn't smell as fresh as other teas. However, after brewing, the taste is unique with strong tea taste and a hint of sweetness due to the stems from gyokuro leaves. Highly recommend it. Very good value at this price. It is 140g per package.
Jun 10, 2014, 14:36
Very enjoyable; sweet and interesting savory notes from the gyokuro stem. Definitely not too astringent or overpowering by any means
Advantages: Very reasonably priced, brews very easily and consistently
Disadvantages: It's not free! ;)
Jun 5, 2014, 16:26
So far I've found this tea to be just a little thin in flavor. But its kind of roasty aroma is pleasant. Not that this is a roasted tea - I'm just describing. I like this tea but I much prefer the Uji Sencha Otsuusan. These two are supposedly similar though I found them to be very different. This is a nice tea. Not my preference but I think others will like it a lot.
Apr 16, 2014, 03:51
This was my very first Green Tea experience, the flavor is outstanding and the more you work with it the more the flavor keeps coming. A little strong at first when your not use to REAL Green tea, but very enjoyable and full of flavor.
Advantages: Thanks O-Cha.com for helping me get started into the world of Green Tea. Your customer service and great products make it like I have a Green Tea shop right here in my own town.
Mar 11, 2010, 09:00
Package is 140 grams, an excellent value for the price. A nice companion tea to Otsuu-san -- I love to alternate between the two. Surprisingly different from Otsuu-san, considering both teas are karigane sencha from the same producer. A nice strong, refreshing sencha -- worth trying if you are looking for something different from a reliable source.