Reviews Posted by John Outler

Products Rating Read Date Added
Sencha Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
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4622 01/14/2007
This tea can hardly be compared to other sencha using the common vocabulary. There are flavor notes here that are so delicately floral/fruity/malty and etherial I am still struggling to find a vocabulary. But taste being on the bud of the beholder, my main reason for co...(more)
Sencha Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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4014 02/26/2005
Hibiki-an's Sencha Premium is an excellent, clean sencha. A little pricey for an "everyday" tea, but worth the premium price for special occasions. This is a well-rounded tea with moderate astringency, and nice grassy and floral notes. A "polite," pl...(more)
Gyokuro Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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4225 02/26/2005
I am pleased to be the (apparent) first to write a review for this fine tea. I have sampled several gyokuros from various vendors and Hibiki-an offers a very fine value in their Gyokuro Premium. The flavor of a fine Gyokuro is as distinct from sencha as sencha is from b...(more)