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Superior Sencha – Compass Teas. . . . .

Hello tea friends, It’s always nice to drink something with the word superior in it’s title. From what I understand; superior Sencha is one of the highest grades of Sencha. It is also more refined and elegant in general, from those that I have tried anyway. This tea is no longer sold by Compass Tea but it may be something they restock in the future, or have something similar to. The leaf is dark green with a high shine and a sweet, floral scent with a touch of grass. The leaves are of medium size with some broken pieces present, Read More

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Houji-Genmaicha Green Tea from Den’s Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Den’s Tea Tea Description: Houji-Genmaicha consists of the two harmonious yet slightly contrasting taste components. It is a good alternative to sweetened coffee. It offers a comfortable toasty aroma both from roasted leaf and brown rice. The Genmai (roasted brown rice) sweetens the roasted Bancha leaves. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Sometimes, it’s hard to get what you want in this world. Sometimes, I want genmaicha at 10 o’clock at night, but I also want a good roasty, toasty, houjicha. Thank goodness for Den’s Tea. They truly have thought of Read More

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Strawberry Genmaicha Green from ESP Emporium

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: ESP Emporium Tea Description: Here, we have two green teas, which were combined to an exceptional premium tea blend. The characteristic of Japanese Genmaicha is supported wonderfully by our smooth green tea. This creation is perfected by the added strawberry pieces and a finely balanced flavor composition. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Since I’ve tried a few ‘unconventional’ Genmaicha blends lately I wanted to do something different with this one, which is why I cold brewed it. I’m not even sure if I’ve ever done that before with a Genmaicha Read More

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Toasted Apple Green from Bluebird Tea Co.

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Bluebird Tea Co. Tea Description: This blend of roasted green tea, popped rice and toasty apples is a bit of a tea Marmite. Some are addicted to its grassy, savoury taste but it’s not for those with a sweet tooth. Don’t worry though, Genmaicha fans will absolutely love Bluebird’s unique twist on the classic Japanese ‘popcorn’ tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Calling this blend ‘tea marmite’ is, I think, a pretty big stretch and probably not the best selling tactic if Bluebird Tea Co. wants to get North Americans buying Read More

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Morning Organic Matcha by Grace & Green

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Green Where to Buy: Grace & Green Tea Description: A matcha tea with only a slight hint of bitterness. Organically produced, its flavour is smooth and rich. This tea is perfect for everyday consumption, boosting health, energy and concentration. Produced by Marukyu-Koyamaen (Uji, Kyoto, JAPAN), one of the top tea production companies in Japan. Well respected amongst tea connoisseurs, Marukyu-Koyamaen pride themselves on the excellent quality of their products. Learn more about this tea here.  Taster’s Review: I started this morning in my favourite way – with a matcha latte! Grace & Green kindly sent me a sample of their Read More