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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.
Dry Leaves The leaves are medium in size, maybe a quarter of an inch with some even smaller. The tea is forest green with some lighter stalks included. The tea is between a regular steamed tea and a deep steamed tea, and this accounts for the size of the leaves.
Liquor The liquor is light and clear.
Aroma They do not call it Scent of the Mountain for no reason. This tea has a lovely, beguiling vegetal aroma. Few can resist.
Caffeine Level Caffeinated
Body The body is light. This come from the Shizouka region, and is not deep steamed, so the body is lighter than other Senchas.
Flavors Like the aroma, the flavors are enticing. The vegetal spinachy flavor comes through clearly and strongly.
Brewing Time 1 to 2 minutes
Brewing Temperature 160° F

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!
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

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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!

Customer Reviews

Jude

2/28/15

Not for me.
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.

Nicole

12/21/14

Delicious, buttery sweetness
Average Review:

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!

Tahyun

12/18/14

Another nostalgic one
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).

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