Reviews Posted by Lawrence Buck

Products Rating Read Date Added
[Limited] Shincha Traditional (80g/2.82oz)   Out of Stock
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355 05/31/2021
Shincha Traditional 2021 This Sencha has a very nice aroma. Its unami is rich and mellow as one would expect from a high quality Sencha, tending toward some sweetness with the Uji Koyoto astringency (bitterness) balanced nicely on the other side. For me the fla...(more)
Matcha Superior (40g/1.41oz)
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981 11/15/2020
We tried Matcha Superior grade some years back and stuck with it for a while. What I can taste in it now drinking a traditional usucha is not really so much bitter, but it has a grassy flavor. That can be appealing. Actually I pick some up now occasionally for fr...(more)
Organic Gyokuro (100g/3.53oz)
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1199 11/15/2020
Perhaps you enjoy a Gyokuro tea that is lite, having a mild unami (flavor) then try the Organic Premium. Otherwise the Premium Gyokuro would be a better choice.
Matcha Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz)
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687 11/04/2020
I have to make this note on Matcha Premiums flavor. Soo many times that I have made my usucha with it I have tasted a subtle floral flavor. My guess is the Gokoh cultivar has this quality. Laughingly, I don't eat flowers but perhaps it is rose.
Organic Sencha Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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1137 11/03/2020
I tried the organic Sencha, just finished the second steeping. Actually it is an excellent Premium Sencha. Rather mellow with a little astringency that I love. Finished Uji Koyoto style.
Gyokuro Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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1268 09/10/2020
This 100 gram bag of Gyokuro is well worth what you pay for it. For me I prefer the three flushes at higher temperatures to still maintain a wonderful unami while bringing the caffeine and theanine levels higher as I prefer their effects. All three flushes are tim...(more)
Matcha Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz)
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672 08/09/2020
Once again Hibiki-An outdoes the competitor's. No middle men, no long time sitting in poor storage facilities. Best quality, price and unami. Always fresh ground to order with nice consistency in the products. No deliveries for one month because of covid 19 fo...(more)
Gyokuro Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)
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1169 08/08/2020
I just finished my first cup of this Gyokuro SP 2020 harvest. It tastes like a candy glaze or a sweet honey melon.
[Limited] Gyokuro Karigane Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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737 03/15/2020
I have been looking forward to this season for the availability of Gyrokuro Karigane Super Premium once again. A light, delicate, flavorful, warm cup of tea is greatly appreciated today as the cold weather hasn't lifted from the northern states. I've been having a...(more)
Matcha Premium (40g/1.41oz in canister)
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1201 03/09/2020
I found this Premium grade to be the best bang for the buck and used it on a regular daily basis as my main stay matcha for years before I upgraded. Not long ago I decided to add a canister of it to my purchase as a side kick to the Super Premium Refill 120 grams bag...(more)
Matcha Super Premium Refill (120g/4.23oz)
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1349 03/09/2020
As I prepared my last tea order I decided that it would be for the best to purchase two 120 gram bags of super premium matcha rather than dittling around with trying to save some money by adding some lower grades with one bag of super premium matcha. The cost differenc...(more)
[Limited] Competition Grade Sencha Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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958 01/08/2020
On my first cup I simply thought this is a real cup of tea, just what tea should be. Lite, mellow and smooth, most delicate and lovely.
Sencha Pinnacle (40g/1.41oz)
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2086 08/20/2019
Learning to adjust temperatures and timings while brewing teas has been an ongoing challenge. Following the many guidelines offered on Hinniki-An website and learning the experience of others here I am finding the suitable complexities of teas for my own personal app...(more)
[Limited] Gyokuro Karigane Super Premium (40g/1.41oz)   Out of Stock
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699 03/30/2019
This tea carries a certain wealth of sweetness. And more so the aroma and flavor to my taste appeals floral and fruity.
KIN INKA (handcrafted Kyusu: 300ml)   Out of Stock
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723 02/18/2019
When choosing a teapot I only had small difficulty. I was not sure how much I would like the gold swirls on Kin Inka. I wondered how it might match with other tea ware. One tea pot that ran a small competition with it was white. I knew white would match anything well...(more)
Sencha Premium (100g/3.53oz)
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2360 02/18/2019
Eventually I became ready to explore and purchased the Sencha Premium. This tea filled a space in my long tiering life. I have found it to be a thing of wonderful beauty and joy. This Sencha is very good.