Tea: Obubu Tea #10 : Houjicha Light Roast

Obubu Tea #10: Houjicha light roast

Tea: Obubu Tea #10 : Houjicha Light Roast
Website Vendor: Yunomi.us

This was part of the monthly mystery sampler.

This is my second houjicha tea that I have tried; my first being from Adagio. I can say for sure that this one kicks Adagio’s tea out of the water. Their version tends to have a stale flavor to it. This one though is sweet and roasty with a hint of unami. Now not saying that Adagio’s is terrible and it is still good for blending, but if I had to choose, I would choose Obubu Tea #10.

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Tea: Morita Sayama Sencha

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Tea: Morita Sayama Sencha
Website Vendor: Yunomi.us 

This was part of my last order with Yunomi.us. I had been wanting to try to get into Japanese style teas, but didn’t know were to start. Then I found out about Yunomi.us on Steepster and decided to give them a try. I have only had Sencha in flavored tea a few times before, but I found it to be overly grassy with not much flavor. And when I say grassy I mean ripped grass from the ground and eaten grassy. MEH! This tea, however, has brought a pleasant new meaning to the flavor profile “Grassy”. Grassy in this case means sweet, fresh, and  light green taste; it is different then say a more heavy vegetable flavor. Continue reading

Tea: 2013 Spring picked Laoshan Green Tea

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Tea: Laoshan Green Tea Spring Picked
Company: Verdant Tea

This is one of Verdant’s staple green tea that is made by the He family. Their tea, grown between the slopes of Taoist holy Mountain Laoshan and the ocean is shaded by mist helping it grow sweet and rich. Currently they have the fresh spring picked version up for sale. I received mine from their Classic Tea of the Month Club Box, along with other spring picked teas that I will be reviewing later this month. This is the first one that I tried, and I brewed this tea gonfu style so that I could see how its’ flavor changed over time. Continue reading