Reviews Posted by John O'Connell

Products Rating Read Date Added
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha PinnacleRefill(60g/2.12oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
789 01/12/2022
The 2021 Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle has a fresh green colour and whisks beautifully to be smooth, soft and mellow, with not even the slightest hint of astringency. It is perfect. Many thanks to the farmer and to Hibiki-an for this most delightful matcha.
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle Refill (120g/4.23oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
757 10/28/2021
I am enjoying this season's Kuradashi Matcha very much. It is soft and smooth with a full, satisfying flavour and no bitterness, certainly deserving the description, Pinnacle.
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha PinnacleRefill(60g/2.12oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
1131 01/27/2020
Our matcha this morning, this season Competition Grade Pinnacle, was the best we have ever experienced. Soft and mellow. Perfect. Thank you.
[Limited] Competition Grade Matcha Pinnacle (20g/0.71oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
1949 12/26/2018
It is a privilege to be able to enjoy this fine, beautifully mild and mellow matcha. It is also a pleasure to acknowledge and support farmers who are striving for excellence in the tea they produce.
[Limited] Kuradashi Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
1624 11/25/2018
For a long time I have resisted purchasing this matcha, believing that it is expensive and perhaps just a bit too precious. However, I now have a better appreciation of its history and the care taken in production. And having tried the tea, I can agree that it has a bea...(more)
Organic Matcha Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
2279 10/19/2018
This organic matcha has a clean, fresh and satisfying flavour. It is finely ground and whisks easily for a beautifully soft, smooth finish.
Sencha Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
5787 07/14/2018
As I sip this sencha I wonder if it is the same as the tea people enjoyed when Sohen Nagatani produced the first green tea, by steaming and drying the leaves, 280 years ago. I imagine all the pickers, out amongst the tea bushes in their colourful clothes, carefully sele...(more)
Matcha Pinnacle (30g/1.06oz)
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
4505 06/28/2018
This tea is smooth and elegant with the mellow taste of finest quality matcha. Exquisite.
[Limited] Shincha Matcha (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
2164 06/05/2018
Shincha Matcha 2018 This new season matcha has a rich green colour. When whisked, the tea is smooth, soft and fresh with a slightly bitter aftertaste. Very beautiful.
[Pre-order] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
2399 05/19/2018
Farmers' Shincha 2018 Its sweet freshness combined with a gentle astringency make me think of what it might be like to walk amongst the tea bushes in the early morning. Because of its excellent quality, we can enjoy three infusions with a single small scoop of these l...(more)
Gyokuro Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
4397 09/26/2017
This is an extraordinary tea, with a rich flavour, not at all bitter, and a soft green colour. The extra effort required to produce this tea, shade-grown for the last 20-30 days before harvest, and the care taken in hand-picking the leaves are reflected in the quality ...(more)
[Limited] Shincha Matcha (30g/1.06oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
2271 06/26/2017
Shincha Matcha 2017 Soft, gently sweet, exquisite.
[Pre-order] Farmers' Shincha (160g/5.64oz)   Out of Stock
  • Very bad...
  • Bad...
  • Very bad...
  • Ordinary...
  • Good...
3029 06/16/2017
Farmers' Shincha 2017 We are enjoying this tea very much : the beautiful fresh, clean colour and the farm-fresh flavour. It is really quite delightful. We feel very privileged to be enjoying such a special tea.