par Michael Turner
[EN] This is delicious. I am very impressed with this Japanese sencha. I brewed 6.1g in 550ml of filtered water at 61c for 2.5 minutes and it made a superbly smooth and rich cup of tea. It had more than enough going on to keep the experience interesting for two full steepings.
Will gladly purchase again and I can see this easily sliding into my rotation.
ps this is hardly a mouthful of sea water. this is a green tea.
par Robert Kaufman
[EN] Perfect everyday tea..slight sweetness and mildly astringent well balanced but as others have said the oceanic /nori like attributes are what sets it apart which is the reason I reorded a larger size its a great tea for morning or evening meals that won't break that bank
[EN] The leaves are pretty and green, and have a sweet aroma. I steeped 1 ½ tsp in 8 oz. hot water (about 175 F). To the nose, it is fresh, grassy and very oceanic. To the taste, it is vibrant, sweet, smooth, grassy, slightly astringent and very oceanic. Indeed, “its oceanic notes are what sets it apart”. The sweet oceanic aftertaste lingers in the mouth until the next sip. The 2nd infusion was less fragrant, less vibrant and less complex, but still very smooth, and very good.
This is a great quality Sencha. Very tasty and satisfying.
par Dominique Anfossi
[EN] This tea brews to a lovely golden-green colour, and grassy aroma. Mellow and well balanced on the first brew, it gets more astringent/ less grassy but just as enjoyable on a second (longer) infusion. It's my 'go to' tea for early mornings that require sharp focus and sharper mind.
par Navid Tabibzadeh
[EN] Creamy and soft, but a bit too light in color, taste and intensity
par Matt Pacis
[EN] It’s ok to good, I wouldn’t buy it again. It doesn’t have much deep ness and complexity, just smelled seaweed, and tasted seaweed. When I review these teas I brew them gungfu cha style. Maybe go for the more expensive sencha.
par Philip H
[EN] Just not there, 2 steeps at best for 2 minutes @ 175 degrees. Flavor and nose (aroma) wander from very good to barely there. Highly disappointed, won't purchase again. :-(
[EN] When I read the word "oceanic" in the description, for some reason I thought that this tea would have an interesting umami taste, or be earthy. However, I guess "oceanic" truly means just that -- imagine walking into the ocean with a mug and scooping out a cup for yourself and then drinking it. Oceanic indeed. As another reviewer said, this note does subside with subsequent steepings but it is quite overwhelming during the first one.