My love affair with tea started out with greens, veered off to blacks and coffee through college, but I've come back home with Tencha. It strongly reminds me of the soothing cup you get at quality Japanese restaurants after your meal - fresh and inviting. As other reviews have stated, the tea is mellow, yet brightly flavored and lacking in bitterness. I find it to be very calming, in contrast to the energizing feeling some more assertive Japanese greens give off.
It's certainly expensive, but it is high quality and so different from other Japanese greens I've had. Absolutely wonderful - this is definitely a new favorite!
Being new to tea, I decided to try this tea because I love matcha. What a treat! Out of the green teas I've tried so far, this tea stands out and has become my favorite. Mellow and richly flavored...without bitterness. My husband who is a strictly black tea lover actually likes this tea for its sweetness. I hope Harney continues to stock this tea.
This tastes so much more interesting and complex than other green teas. The notes are so different, difficult for me to describe - just fresh and delicious. Some green teas are kind of bland and others a bit too sharp, this one is mellow, but very interesting and kind of layered with interesting and fresh flavors. So happy I tried it because I have finally found a green tea that I can love.
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