Apr 2, 2018, 18:46
Strong flavor, a little bit sweet, very resonable price. Recommend.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
Aug 1, 2017, 16:50
One of the most delicious tea I've ever tasted. I recommand.
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.
Very nice. Not as sweet as other stem teas, but the tartness is really pleasant.
Jul 11, 2016, 23:44
This one tastes great the first brew but you have to use a little more tea leaves. The second brew does not have the same taste.