this tea is so yummy.. But real talk--very solid and fresh. I brew the tea a little longer than it suggests (40 seconds) I steep for about a minute, I noticed that this brings out more flavor and other properties of the tea. Great energy for green tea, calm but energizing. Quite impressive.
I love ordering from Ocha & Co. I get the great teas I love and they come very quickly. You’ll be hard pressed to find better quality elsewhere.
I love this tea. The taste is great, and it’s organic and loose leaf!
A green tea connoisseur friend taught me about fine green teas over the years. After trying out the (all organic) Fukamushica, Kabusecha, Sencha, and Matcha teas, I excitedly called her to tell her about the teas at Ocha & Co. She laughed and said that she had been loving these teas for the last month. That's when I knew I had found the goldmine!
The price point is good. This is a nice quality tea and at that price I think it is a good value. A few things were a bit away from my preference that prevented this from being 5/5. The first point is the sencha is almost powder like. I prefer my teas to be leaves or very thin strips. Because of this powder like size, the tea may overinfuse which leads to my second issue. The tea is a bit too bitter for my taste. I like sencha with bitterness to it but this was a tad too much. Good value but 3/5 stars for me.
Thank you for your honest appraisal. The tea that you reviewed is the Fukamushi Sencha and not the regular Sencha. Fukamiushi means 'deep steam' in Japanese and has been processed for longer than a regular Sencha. The aim being to break down the leaf structure. The powder and broken leaves are perfectly normal and not a result of mishandling in the warehouse. A bitter tea could be the result of using water that is too hot or brewing for too long. Just experiment with the parameters until you get a result more to you own liking.