Reviews Posted by Mitchell S

Products Rating Read Date Added
Sencha Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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2964 08/30/2015
I think this tea is everything that a good sencha should be. When brewed properly it isn't bitter at all, but does have good umami. It's sweet, but the sweetness doesn't take over the entire flavour or aftertaste. And it has the characteristic grassy slightly vegeta...(more)
Houjicha Karigane (200g/7.05oz)
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2972 08/30/2015
I am a big fan of houjicha. It's my favourite after dinner beverage, and I enjoy it in the evening thanks to its low caffeine content. I have tried a few houjichas from other vendors, and this is my new favourite. The stem of a tea leaf contains a large amount o...(more)
Genmaicha (200g/7.05oz)
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3354 08/30/2015
After some experimentation with temperature, steeping time, and amount of leaf, I can say I am very happy with this genmaicha. If you use too much tea, or steep at too hot a temperature you will find a bitter brew. I tried using a gong-fu style technique where I use...(more)
HYO SETSU HAKU (handcrafted Multi-cup: 180ml)
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1293 08/30/2015
I really am happy with the cup, and I do not regret the purchase. But just for anyone who may be interested in it, know that the applied clear glaze makes the cup much shinier than the pictures, it is certainly not matte. I was expecting a semi rough texture, bu...(more)
HOHRYU (handcrafted Kyusu: 360ml)
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2254 08/30/2015
I am very impressed with this Kyusu. It is my first, but I do have a collection of other high quality tea ware. The clay is very pleasing to hold, and it holds cold and warm temperatures well so adjusting the heat by pre-chilling or warming the teapot before adding ...(more)