Reviews Posted by Jerald Groner

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Genmai-Houji Tasting Set (4 x each 100g/3.53oz)
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857 06/21/2017
I am amazed how superior your base houjicha is versus ordinary grocery store houjicha. The toasty aroma is complex, multi-dimensional, yet smooth and free of any biting aftertaste. Definitely an amazing value. For iced tea I find that 3/4 cup per 2 L boiling water works...(more)
Gyokuro Karigane Superior (200g/7.05oz)
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1107 06/21/2017
This is my new favorite tea. What it lacks in fragrance it more than makes up for in umami exploding flavor. Smooth and relaxing (yea theanine!). It also makes a nice iced tea for a hot and dry summer day. I brewed 6 Tablespoons @ 170 F/ 75 C 1200 mL for 4 minutes and s...(more)
[Limited] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
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260 06/01/2017
Hibiki-An's Farmer's Shincha is wonderfully complex and interesting. I prefer brewing it at 176 F/80 C to allow for umami notes to compete with aromatic ones. I also made it into iced tea that was amazing. I brewed it western style (one time), 5 level tablespoons to 110...(more)