Mike's Tea Ratings

Briskness Body Aroma
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Our Review
The Otsuka family, who supply several of the Japanese green teas, did a great job with this Sencha. Scent of the Mountain comes from Kawane, which is the highest tea region in the massive Shizuoka tea region. Although not as high as Darjeeling or Uva, it is high for Japanese tea gardens. The cooler air helps make for the lovely aroma.

Sencha Scent of Mountains

This tea is a hit. It is one of the most popular teas at our store in SoHo. People love the delicous and distinctive aromas. You will too!
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Sencha Scent of Mountains - loose tea sample
SKU: 49008-169
$3.00
Sencha Scent of Mountains - loose 4 oz tin
SKU: 44509
$20.00
Sencha Scent of Mountains - loose 1 lb bag
SKU: 41912
$72.00
Quality
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89%
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2 star :
11%
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Not for me. Review by Jude
Average Review:
I've been exploring green teas for some time, and this sencha is an example of what I (and many others) do NOT like about green tea. For me, there is something off-putting about the taste, followed by a mild, but distinct, queasiness after I swallow it. It is not a rewarding experience, and I've tried several similar teas. This is probably one of those genetically influenced chemical things, like a negative response to cilantro. (Posted on 2/28/15)
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Delicious, buttery sweetness Review by Nicole
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I ordered a sample of this on a whim, mainly because I liked the name. Wow, I'm so glad I tried this. I don't like green teas that have a "marine" or "seaweed" note, and this tea has none of that. It just tastes like buttery, sweet veggies. No bitterness at all when I steep it for about 1 to 1.5 minutes. It also resteeps very well. Definitely plan on buying a tin of this wonderful treat! (Posted on 12/21/14)
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Another nostalgic one Review by Tahyun
Average Review:
I sampled this tea shortly after I came home from living in Japan for a few months. It really was nostalgic! The name is aptly given and closing my eyes while drinking it reminded me of being up in the mountains near Kyoto. The flavor is light yet satisfying, very vegetal (which I like). (Posted on 12/18/14)
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Everything That's Right About A Green Tea Review by Bob
Average Review:
I've always been a green tea drinker. I admit freely that I love the grassy, vegetal scents that put some folks off. If you're like me and appreciate the clean grassy aromas, I think there is no better tea available, ...certainly not for this price point. There are some great Gyokuros, but I can't call them significantly better. I can call them much more expensive. I don't find the slight difference worth the price. If you love the vegetals of a clean green tea, you should at least try this one. (Posted on 10/31/14)
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favorite of green teas Review by pkok
Average Review:
a wonderful green veggie smell with a freshness when sipping. Its not bitter, but don't overbrew. Definitely recommend to others. And thanks to Harney & Sons. (Posted on 4/7/14)
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I liked the name so I ordered a sample of this along with my other teas. Review by Marie
Average Review:
Short or long steeping..........it is never bitter. I LOVE this tea and am very impressed with it. Thank you Harney & Sons (Posted on 2/10/14)
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Don't overbrew! Review by Elaine
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The first thing I noticed when I opened my sample of this is that its vegetal scent reminded me of Gyokuro, which I love (but is more expensive than I'd like). The first time I brewed Sencha Scent of Mountains, I must have overbrewed it (165 for 2 minutes) because it was pretty bitter. I tried brewing again, this time at 150 for a little over 1 minute, and it was perfect! Lesson learned: don't overbrew and err on the side of underbrewing! Doesn't quite have the same umami finish as Gyokuro, but it still has a delightful vegetal grassy flavor. At half the price, Sencha Scent of Mountains has earned a place in my tea cabinet! (Posted on 11/8/13)
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Very tasty sencha Review by Spike Sagal
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Very flavorful, very strong. Don't overbrew it! (Posted on 8/1/13)
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Gloriously vegetal Review by ChefAmy
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If you are looking for a grassy, vegetal, gloriously sharp green tea, there is none better. If you like your green tea more mellow and less zingy, this is probably not for you. This tea is of superb quality and I'm grateful that it's available outside of Asia. (Posted on 1/24/13)
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