Product Review (submitted on November 8, 2013):
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!